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Caring for St. John Knits: required cleaning process and expected results

St John store frontSt. John Knits pose particular problems for cleaners - special buttons, zipper pulls and other hardware; glued-on pailettes and rhinestones; leather and suede trim; dark colors with white or cream edges; water-soluble dyes; garments that can easily become misshaped during wearing, cleaning or storage; etc.

At a true quality cleaner, every St. John Knit should be:

  • Protected against scratching and chipping of buttons, zipper pulls and other hardware.
  • Measured prior to cleaning.
  • St John Interior 1 Prespotted prior to cleaning.
  • Cleaned in dry cleaning fluid that's extremely gentle on the garment and on the glued-on pailettes and rhinestones, if any.
  • Cleaned in a dry cleaning fluid that's chemically inert, meaning that the dry cleaning fluid won't bleed or fade your dark colors.
  • Cleaned in dry cleaning fluid that's completely odorless and dermatologically friendly, meaning that it's so gentle you can wash your hands or face in it.
  • Cleaned in dry cleaning fluid that's crystal clear, as clear as bottled mountain spring water.
  • Cleaned in dry cleaning fluid that's moisture-free, sizing-free and fragrance-free.
  • Blocked to size after cleaning (with proof of the before and after cleaning measurements provided to you on pickup or delivery of the garment).
  • Carefully and thoroughly inspected. From top to bottom. From inside to outside.
  • St John interior view 2Individually and elegantly packaged using only premium packaging materials, including breathable sweater bags.

Now that you know the process that should be used to clean your St. John Knits, what results should you expect from a true quality cleaner?

  • Your St. John Knits will fit perfectly.
  • Your white, cream and pastel St. John Knits will always be spectactularly bright.
  • Your dark colored St. John Knits will always look rich and lustrous, without that "washed out", faded look.
  • St John Interior view 4The light colored edging on your dark colored St. John Knits won't turn grey or dingy.
  • Your St. John Knits will never have any "drycleaning solvent" smell.
  • Your St. John Knits will never have any fragrance or perfume smell.
  • The glued-on pailettes and rhinestones on your St. John Knits won't peel off or lose their luster.

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