Which fabrics are recommended for dry cleaning?
Wool, silk and acetate fabrics are most appropriate for dry cleaning. Also any fabrics trimmed in suede or leather, embellished with fancy beading, pearls, rhinestones or sequins. Most jumpers are recommended for dry cleaning.
Does the dry cleaning process and chemicals cause my clothing to wear out faster?
No. Dry cleaning can extend the life of your clothing. Stains and spills left on garments will be absorbed further over time and can damage a garment unless it is dry cleaned. Colours can change as well if the original dye lot is not colourfast or if matching pieces are cleaned with different solvents.
I wear only the trousers and not the jacket to my suit in the summer. Should I have the jacket cleaned as well?
Yes. If you have any kind of suit and you have one of the items cleaned and not the other, then you could find that the colour of the cleaned item may no longer match the rest of the suit.
Do I have to follow the instructions on the Care Labels?
Before you wash an item, read the care label attached to the garment. If it says it should be dry cleaned it is best to use this form of cleaning or risk permanent damage to your garment.