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Author Archive | Kathy May

Caring for Winter Accessories

Winter accessories, such as gloves, hats and scarves are getting lots of use this year.  Remember to clean them frequently to keep them looking and feeling fresh. If care labels are present, follow instructions carefully.  Many synthetics, as well as cottons and wools, are hand or machine washable.  If tumble drying is recommended, use a […]

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Ben Marshall Tailwinds Award

Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hingham’s Ben Marshall receives 2015 Tailwind Operator of the Year award

Tailwind Systems, the premier dry cleaning and laundry management system, recently awarded Ben Marshall, owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Hingham, with the Tailwind Systems Manager of the Year Award. Marshall received this honor in a ceremony at Lapels 184 Lincoln Street, Hingham location. Said Tailwind Systems Owner Don DesRosiers, “Smart people are not the […]

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Sweaters can be harder to care for than other garments.  They can shrink, stretch, and pill.  Also, the softer the sweater, the more delicate it is.  Many sweaters can survive the laundering process and come out looking good.  An important factor is to know how to launder each type of fiber.  First, always read the […]

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Look Your Best at (formal) Parties

Enjoy the party, but with the festivities spills, splashes, and other party-time mishaps, as well as wear alone, can take their toll on these expensive items. Many formal wear garments are made of luxurious fabrics, such as taffeta, moire, satin, organza, metallic prints, silk, and velvet. Each of these fabrics require care in both wear […]

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Lapels Dry Cleaning coming to the Motor City

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently announced a 16-store development agreement with Shambho, LLC to bring the Future of Dry Cleaning to the greater Detroit area. The first store is slated to open in late first quarter, early second quarter of 2015. “We’re extremely excited about […]

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Cleaning Up After a Holiday Feast

The holidays are a time for joy and family, not for worrying about yucky stains on your nice tablecloth. So, relax, this handy stain removal guide will walk you through some of the most common dinner stains you may encounter this holiday season. Remember, there is always the option of taking your stained items to […]

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Gerry Pelissier

Franchise veteran Gerry Pelissier joins Lapels Dry Cleaning management team

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently announced the appointment of Gerry Pelissier as the franchisor’s Vice President of Operations. In this role, Pelissier will work directly with Lapels franchisees in the areas of marketing, day-to-day operations and brand-building. “Our franchisees come from many walks of life. […]

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Take Care when Caring for Wool

Wool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and an excellent insulator. If your wool sweater gets damp, hang it to air dry at room temperature. Do not hang near a heat source, as this will promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing helps remove surface soil. If […]

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