Zero Sizing
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No sizing added or injected. Ever.

Sizing is to dry cleaning what starch is to shirt laundry.

Ordinary cleaners love sizing.

So they add or inject sizing into their dry cleaning machines during the wash cycle. In much the same way that you add detergent or softener to your home wash.

Their stated reason?

According to two local dry cleaning websites, to “keep each garment feeling new and crisp” and to “retain your garment’s original shape, weight and feel” (and, no, we didn’t make up this last quote).

And the true reason?

The more sizing they add, the quicker and easier it is for their employees to bang out your garments on a press.

What gets sized?

Everything in the load. Cottons. Linens. Silks. Rayons. Wools such as alpaca, angora, camelhair, cashmere, escorial, marino, mohair and vicuna. Super 100s, 120s, 150s and 160s.

Is it any wonder your fine wools and silks feel and drape like cardboard when you get them back from an ordinary cleaner?

At RAVE FabriCARE, we believe that sizing should never be applied to an entire load of dry cleaning.

Instead, sizing should be applied – by a skilled finisher – during the hand finishing stage – to cottons and linens only. And only according to your stated personal preference.

Like your cottons and linens smooth with no crispness? Smooth with light crispness? Like your heavier fabric linens smooth with no crispness, and your lighter fabric linens smooth with light crispness?

That’s what we mean by personal preference.

Sizing all garments in a load of dry cleaning is equivalent to drenching your food in a fine restaurant with ketchup.

"I purchased an Oxxford jacket secondhand. When it arrived, I briefly wondered if it was a fake because the "Super 100s" wool was stiff and made slight crinkling noises when I moved. I emailed Rave, and Stu responded within an hour with some articles he'd written about how most dry cleaners mistreat your garments. I sent the jacket to Rave with an intake form, and a few days later, they emailed me an estimate. When the jacket came back, it was like a whole different garment. The fabric was soft, it draped nicely, and it felt like the high-quality jacket that the tag says. The return shipment was packaged with attention to detail, so the jacket was "hanging" in a box so it wouldn't wrinkle after the hand-pressing. My favorite detail: the dry cleaner that abused my jacket had glued in a barcode tag. Rave removed the tag, so my jacket can stop having nightmares about its previous mistreatment. This review has no pictures because it's hard to capture what stiff fabric looks like, and the results of Rave's work are all in how it feels. After what they did for my jacket, I believe all the other 5-star reviews - they must have a staff of magicians!"
Kenzie Mitchell
Internationally Recognized Dry Cleaner
RAVE FabriCARE is a nationally recognized leader in true quality care for fine garments, household textiles and accessories. And the only dry cleaner in Arizona recognized as one of the nation’s premier dry cleaners by non-compensated, independent, authoritative third parties.