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Why your folded shirts look like a rumpled mess

White shirt 2Ever wonder why your folded shirts look like a rumpled mess when you unpack the shirt?

Here's the short answer:

Your folded shirts look like a rumpled mess for three reasons:

  • They're machine pressed
  • They're machine folded (one photo depicts a standard shirt folding machine)
  • They're stuffed into a thin poly bag.

I call this the "slept in" look. It's a look that's available at over 26,000 ordinary dry cleaners throughout North America.

Shirt folding machineI'd submit that ordinary dry cleaners machine fold your shirts for one reason only: they just don't care enough to carefully hand fold them. Just like you would do if you were preparing for a trip.

At RAVE FabriCARE, we do things differently. We carefully fold your shirt in half. Not in thirds, like ordinary dry cleaners. By hand. Never by machine, like ordinary cleaners. We cushion the folds with sheets of acid-free tissue. And support the body and collar with a special shirt board and collar bands. Finally, we seal the shirt in a heavy gauge shirt bag with a "built in" cushion of air.

Blue shirt 3 Packaged white shirt


We also offer a "short fold" shirt tailored to the depth of your storage cabinetry. Just specify the maximum length of the poly bag and we'll accommodate your needs. Same folding process; shorter poly bag.

So go ahead. Manhandle our folded shirts. Stuff 'em in that suitcase. You'll find that the RAVE FabriCARE folded shirt travels beautifully. With practically no wrinkles or creases.

By the way, if you ask your dry cleaner to hand fold your shirts and they continue to machine fold your shirts, don't let them off the hook with b.s. answers such as "We've always done it that way","We don't have the time", "We'd have to raise our prices" or "No customers have ever complained."

You have rights to a perfectly hand pressed, non-wrinkled folded shirt. Exercise those rights.

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