Some cleaners claim that they gently clean and then hand iron all their laundered shirts. As a matter of routine.
Can this be true?
Of course it’s not true.
Show us a cleaner in the metro Phoenix area – other than RAVE FabriCARE – that gently cleans and then hand irons all your laundered shirts as a matter of routine, and we’ll show you pigs that fly!
By way of background, here’s what happens to your laundered shirts – even at the so-called “better cleaners” or self-styled “couture care specialists”.
Your shirt is laundered using conventional washing techniques – scrubbing; hot water; harsh, caustic, industrial grade detergents; and bleaches.
Then it’s pressed on a series of machines, one for the body, one for the sleeves and one for for the collar and cuffs. Typically, at a rate of 40 to 50 per hour per presser.
Finally, your shirt is “strategically touched-up” by hand. If deemed necessary. If you’re lucky. And the, typically, only on the sleeves and underarms.
This is the shirt that’s passed off to customers as a “hand ironed laundered shirt”.
Unfortunately, a 2 to 4 minute machine pressed, touched up laundered shirt aka a “hand finished laundered shirt” is not an 10 to 20 minute hand ironed laundered shirt.
To qualify as a hand ironed laundered shirt, the shirt must be PARTIALLY steamed by machine and then COMPLETELY pressed by hand (that’s a hand ironed laundered shirt).
Not COMPLETELY pressed by machine and then PARTIALLY touched up by hand (that’s a machine pressed, touched up laundered shirt aka a “hand finished laundered shirt”).
At RAVE FabriCARE, we’re very different...
At RAVE FabriCARE, we’d never pass off a machine pressed, touched up laundered shirt (aka a “hand finished laundered shirt”) as a hand ironed laundered shirt in the hope that you’d never know the difference between a $2 to $4 machine pressed, touched up laundered shirt aka a “hand finished laundered shirt” and a $10 to $20 hand ironed laundered shirt.
Any ordinary cleaner can “clean and press” a shirt in 2 to 4 hours.
But only RAVE FabriCARE crafts an extraordinary shirt.