Specialty Garments

Specialty Garments
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Highly skilled in cleaning and finishing

Over the years, our core business – caring for bespoke, made-to-measure, designer, high fashion and couture garments and gowns  – has exposed us to many unusual and wonderful garments and gowns with trim and embellishments.

This exposure has allowed us to become highly skilled in cleaning and finishing these garments and gowns – garments and gowns that would be routinely rejected as “uncleanable” or “extremely risky” by the vast majority of ordinary cleaners.

From beaded trims to plastic trims. From painted trims to leather trims.

At RAVE FabriCARE, we can expertly, safely and effectively clean almost any garment or gown with trim and embellishments.

Whether it’s beads, sequins or rhinestones; plastic, vinyl or rubber; paint, glitter or silkscreen; appliques or embroidery; suede, leather or fur.

Or a St. John Knit blazer heavily embellished with pailettes and/or rhinestones.

And we can do this even if your specialty garments have been contaminated by fire, smoke, soot, water, mold, mildew and/or humidity as a result of a fire or flood.

At RAVE FabriCARE, we specialize in cleaning garments and gowns with trim and embellishments.

Specialty garments and gowns really give us the opportunity to excel.

Choose the right dry cleaning fluid for your specialty garments

Many specialty garments are subject to potential damage when cleaned in a dry cleaning solvent or dry cleaning fluid that's particularly aggressive.

Occasionally, the care label attached to your garment may specify the dry cleaning solvent or dry cleaning fluid that should or should not be used. Basically, the manufacturer is suggesting that the "wrong" dry cleaning solvent or dry cleaning fluid might damage the garment in some fashion, such as melting the beads, stripping the paint/silkscreen or bleeding the suede and/or leather trim

Many specialty garments are subject to potential damage when cleaned in a dry cleaning solvent fluid that's particularly aggressive. These solvents include perchloroethylene (aka Dowper), synthetic petroleum (ask DF2000 or EcoSolv) and formaldehyde dibutyl acetal (aka K4 or SolvOn).

At RAVE FabriCARE, we don't use any of these 3 solvents for any garment.

Instead, we use a proprietary dry cleaning fluid -- siloxane -- that’s used by fewer than 3% of all cleaners. It’s:

  • completely odorless.
  • dermatologically friendly.
  • extremely gentle. So gentle it’s used as a base ingredient in many personal care products you apply to your skin on a daily basis. So gentle you can wash your face and hands in it.
  • chemically inert. Which means that our dry cleaning fluid won’t “bleed” or “fade” your colors like other dry cleaning solvents.
  • imparts no dry cleaning solvent smell. Ever.
  • imparts no fragrance or perfume smell. Ever.

Odorless. Dermatologically friendly. Extremely gentle. Chemically inert. Fragrance and perfume free.

Just five reasons why our dry cleaning fluid is perfectly compatible with the delicate nature of your specialty garments.

So before you drop off your specialty garments to any dry cleaner, question the dry cleaner about the dry cleaning solvent(s) they use -- without informing them as to the reason for the question.

Why? Because dry cleaners understand the negative connotations associated with these 3 solvents and, as a result, may not be "factual" or "forthcoming" in their response, particularly if they know, in advance, the reason for the question.

Think of our proprietary dry cleaning fluid -- siloxane -- as life insurance for your fine specialty garments.

"I have a silk, beaded/rhinestoned/sequined blouse that I thought was completely ruined. Other dry cleaners would not touch it. RAVE cleaned it and brought it back to life. I also brought them a vintage satin table cloth that had food stains imbedded in it. They cleaned it and made it look almost new! I am more than delighted!"
Paula Ozanne
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.