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Customer Testimonial Blog
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“You are the best cleaners in town. Not only is the standard consistently high but you
have gone out of your way to fulfill all my requests. The quality of the dry cleaned
clothes is excellent. It’s obviously a major time saver to have my laundry picked up
and returned cleaned. I value the service very much and am very impressed with
your personal service and ability to get me whatever I need whenever I need it. You
guys are dependable and very fair and punctual. Thanks again for all your attention
to the little details! Fabric Spa creates an excellent customer experience and is the
most professional and organized laundry company I have ever had the pleasure of
working with. Your customer service is simply unmatched. This has been a mutually
satisfying relationship. Your performance, efficiency, and productivity are
outstanding.” – Ranjeet

Diwali Wishes

The festival of Lights and Clothes
Do you think twice about wearing your heavily embroidered zari work sari or golden sequenced sherwani for that special get together or dinner?
During Diwali, Fabric Spa frees you from all inhibitions regarding the right care for your fabrics. You can rejoice this festive season, carefree, with the promise that we have detailed luxury services that address every single need that your clothes would require. To match your mood of joy, you can choose the kind of resplendent clothes that you deserve to wear. Swirl and twirl to match the jubilant occasion and let your clothes dance to the music. You can later send your clothes to us, the world class laundry facility, and get your clothes returned brighter, fresher and cleaner.
Fabric Spa believes in providing every customer the same commitment inservice, quality, and value. Therefore, this Diwali be free and celebrate! Fabric Spa wishes you and your family a very Happy Diwali.

About Fabric Spa

You got it right –it’s a spa –with a difference.Presenting Fabric Spa –the spa experience for your wardrobe.Fabric Spa is every discerning individual’s dream come true –surely, you would not want that delicate evening gown or that suave tuxedo to rub shoulders with the ordinary in some run-of-the-mill neighborhood laundry. What Fabric Spa brings to the fabric care space transcends rudimentary notions of conventional laundry and dry cleaning services. Our attention to detail is meticulous; which is why your bespoke suit or slight laced dress should be send for laundry only to Fabric Spa.We go beyond providing standard laundry services. The inherent advantages that Fabric Spa brings to the table include
•World class laundry facility
•Proven expertise & qualified fabric care professionals
•World class machinery
•World class environment & fabric friendly chemicals
•Organized logistics & intelligent information systemsPowered by a battery of fabric care experts, world class equipment, the latest in technology and above all, impeccable service -Fabric Spa is just what customers always wanted for their wardrobe.The detailed services that have been devised to address every single need that your clothes would require have made us thepreferred laundry service provider for many high end facilities. Our services include
•Wet wash
•Dry clean
•Press
•Premium packing
•Garments on hanger
•Door to door pick-up and deliveryFor Fabric Spa, it comes down to an ability to service each customer, with exactly what they need. We believe that each andevery customer deserves the same commitment inservice, quality, and value.India’s first premium laundry chain, Fabric Spa is promoted by the Bangalore based JyothyFabricareServices Limited –a subsidiary of Jyothy Laboratories Limited.

From Weaving and Knitting to Sewing and Tailoring!

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Hey guys,

Hope you all are having a wonderful week. We’ve been covering a wide variety of topics on fabrics and this week for a change we will to take you to the world of weaving, sewing, knitting and tailoring. Sounds fun?

Weaving is the process of making cloth, rugs, blankets, and other products by crossing two sets of threads over and under each other. Weavers use threads spun from natural fibers like cotton, silk, and wool. Weaving is probably as old as human civilization. One of the basic necessities of humans is to cover their bodies to protect themselves from outside effects.

The history of knitting is long and interesting. Knowing more about knitting history will help you appreciate the craft. American women were eager to help the war effort during World War II in any way they could, and one major thing women were encouraged to do was knit. Another reason to admire Eleanor Roosevelt, she was an avid knitter. The thing that made knitting so immediately popular when it was invented is what makes it popular even today, its simplicity.

Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts.

The knowledge and art of tailoring developed slowly and gradually in Europe between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. The loose robe, the standard uniform of the medieval period was shortened and tightened, and eventually cut, pieced, and sewn together in attempts to bring into prominence the contours of the human form. This was the birth of tailoring and fashion too!

Now, that you have a piece of information on weaving, knitting, sewing and tailoring.  Next week we will get into the details of street fashion and Haute couture.

Happy Independence Day To Everyone!

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To let this Independence Day motivate you to make a better India, let’s reflect on the words of one of India’s most loved forefathers…

Where The Mind Is Without Fear – Rabindranath Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high 
Where knowledge is free 
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments 
By narrow domestic walls 
Where words come out from the depth of truth 
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection 
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way 
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit 
Where the mind is led forward by thee 
Into ever-widening thought and action 
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Know Your Fabrics!!

Cotton: Drapeable, durability and absorbent natural fiber made from the cotton plant. (Genus Gossypium). Cotton is comfortable and soft. The best property is, it absorbs and releases perspiration quickly.

Cotton does not need much maintenance it is a durable fabric that can be washed in a washing machine using warm water and soap, but be careful when putting dark-coloured cottons in the dryer as this will cause the color to fade over time. Use a hot iron to remove wrinkles, but remember not to iron over the stains as this will end up ‘setting’ the stains permanently.

Cotton will shrink the first time it is washed. Check the care instructions on the inside tag for any special exceptions.

Wool: Wool is obtained from a variety of animals. Wool is generally a weak fiber, though clothing is sometimes made stronger by the addition of recycled wool fibers. Wool is a resilient fabric and is pretty resistant to dirt.

Don’t wash wool too often! Washing wool too frequently can wear out the fabric, and shorten its life. If a wool garment gets damp, hang it out of direct sunlight. Never put wool clothing in the dryer as that is likely to result in shrinking. If a label says “Dry Clean Only” take the garment to a professional dry cleaner for the best results.

Silk: Silk is made from the fibers of the cocoon of the silkworm. It is spun into a smooth, shiny and sleek fabric. Silk absorbs moisture, which makes it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s biodegradable.

Most silks are better dry cleaned, but some are washable. Wash with cold water and a mild soap. Handmade eco-friendly soap is best. Never use bleach products with your silk. Use a low setting on an iron to remove any persistent wrinkles. Never iron silk when fully dry. Instead, iron your silk when it’s just a bit damp.

Your style and fashion for the rains!

Monsoon is here!!!  The cloudy weather should not cloud your sense of style. Your monsoon should be more colourful than the crowd at Lady Gaga’s concert. Go ahead and enjoy the showers, but don’t forget to complement the weather with your hip sense of fashion.

Follow some interesting tips on how to dress well even when it’s pouring cats and dogs. Don’t let the rain catch you off-hand, when it rains you will be ready for it.

Fabrics: Fabrics play an integral role in the monsoon clothing. You need fabric that dries easily. Monsoon is the time for fabrics like cotton blends, crepes in shades of emerald greens and sky blues, poly-cottons, georgettes and chiffons are best. These fabrics do not get spoiled in the rain and also need not be ironed and they do not look all wrinkled and worn out at the end of the day on a rainy day.

Colours: Colour is the mantra for the season. Infuse your wardrobe with bright colors like pink, aqua, blue, lime, magenta, bright green, red and yellow. These are the colours that will inject your life with the much wanted flamboyance. A lot of mix and match of colors for clothing add fun to monsoon fashion.

Dress up monsoon: Shorts and mini dresses are very cool options for monsoon clothing it can be a show-stopper. Stick to short sleeved jackets. Jeans too can be given a fold at the ankles to make a style statement. Avoid thick material.

Footwear: Footwear should be kept in mind. Go for matching rain-proof shoes, flat rubber chappals, loafers or strappy sandals. Do not wear leather or suede.

Suede it is!

A suede blazer is a welcome addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Rich and luxurious, suede always makes a statement and it goes with almost anything. Suede requires a bit of attention, however, and if you want to make your suede last for a long time, you’ll have to take the time to clean and care for it properly.

Suede is created from the underside of the leather hide. The fibers are treated and raised to create its trademark soft and velvety feel. Suede is a lovely material – warm, soft and cuddly. Too bad it’s such a terrible beast to clean. In general, have suede garments professionally cleaned. This can be costly but the most effective way to ensure the safety of your fabric. If you must clean your own, follow these guidelines.

  • The best way to deal with suede is to care for it well. Always clean suede before storing it. Suede can be brushed with a soft rubber or bristle brush, or a wire suede brush. Do not rub too hard and do it in a gentle circular motion.
  • Never use chemical fluid or spot remover on suede as the color of the garment will run and you will actually get light rings around the stain.
  • Most marks on suede can be brushed off with a stiff brush, a damp cloth or sponge. However grease and oil can be a real struggle to remove from suede.
  • Suede is very prone to getting water marks. Once the suede is dry you can remove water marks from suede by brushing with a suede brush or stiff upholstery brush. You can also use a damp cloth or sponge. If ordinary brushing does not do the trick then try rubbing the area lightly with emery board, then steam over a boiling kettle.(Be careful with the steam)
  • Remember that stains on leather and suede should be professionally treated. This is always the best option. You never know how the leather was treated during the making of your fabric and what will happen if you try to clean it yourself.

If you’re going to be storing your blazer, remove the plastic dry cleaning bag first since suede needs to breathe. Instead, store it in a pillowcase or cloth garment bag. Whatever you do, don’t store it uncovered where it can sit in the sunlight for prolonged periods of time because the sun will cause it to fade. Don’t store it in the basement or any other damp area either as suede is prone to mold and mildew.

Now that you know how to care for suede, there’s no reason for you not to own suede clothing. As long as you keep it well protected and take it to the dry cleaner periodically, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t last a long time.

Just Threads!

For a minute stop doing whatever you are doing and imagine life without threads! Sewing threads are truly the “ties that bind” our garments together. Without them, we would still be draping skins, furs or material across our bodies to keep out the wind, weather and unwanted attention. Like an artist’s palette, sewing threads come in a rainbow of colours, and are available in various materials and sizes.

Thread has been essential to humans since the first garments were made for warmth and protection. Early sewing thread consisted of thin strips of animal hide that were used to stitch together larger pieces of hide and fur. The advance of civilizations brought many refinements in clothing and adornments, including the spinning and dyeing of thread.

Cotton Thread: Cotton or cotton-polyester threads are probably the most common thread choices of seamstresses because of the thread’s strength, durability and ease of use. They create a well-defined line of machine stitches. Cotton thread is readily available in wide range of colours and is suitable for light to medium weight cotton, rayon and linen fabrics.

Silk:  Silk embroidery thread hardly breaks and has its own unique, and probably the best sheen.

Rayon Thread: It is silk like in appearance for decorative stitching, and appliqué monograms. 100% Rayon is strong but fine, making it suitable for machine embroidery.

Polyester:  Polyester thread is more durable than Rayon but it is not as attractive. However, this type of embroidery thread hardly shrinks or fades, and if combined with Rayon, the effect they provide is nearly indistinguishable. It is also cheaper than Rayon thread.

Nylon Thread: It is a fine, soft, stretchy but strong thread for sewing light to medium weight synthetics. Most important is its ability to stretch and recover its sheen and filled in appearance

Metallic Threads: These are speciality threads that can add sparkle to apparel sewing but are quite fragile. Not recommended for garments that will receive rough or heave use

Special-effect: Like the name suggests, this type of thread can be used to create different design effects, such as crewel-like effect. Some of the special effect threads change colours under sunlight, or may glow in the dark.

Several different types of sewing thread exist for today’s high speed sewing machines and for sewing by hand.  Choosing the correct sewing thread can make or break your sewing project.

“Dial Up” the Heat against Summer Stains

Its summer, which means more time spent lazing in the park, playing in the yard, working around the house, sweating by buckets, and generally eating and drinking with abandon. However, all those messy activities leave some unfortunate evidence behind in the form of stains on our clothes.

Summer clothes are subjected to sweat, grease, grass, and dozens of other indignities that our winter wear may never understand. Tough stains may be part of the summer territory, but they don’t have to linger year-round. With a little know-how, even the toughest summer stains can expire just as quickly as a captured lightning bug in a jar.

Sweat: The most common summer stains are caused by antiperspirant and perspiration. Sometimes yellow or tan stains, streaks, or rings appear after dry cleaning, laundering, or just after a period of time in use or storage. There may also be sudden local colour loss areas on or near the neck edge, wrists, and underarm areas of silk blouses.
If you are sweating profusely, dry your armpits with paper towels to prevent over-wetting of the fabric. Treat the clothing with a prewash stain remover and then launder the clothing in the hottest water recommended using an enzyme detergent and oxygen bleach.

Suntan lotion: Suntan lotion can get on clothes, bathing suits, canvas beach chairs and pool-side cushions. If the item can be laundered, treat it with a pre-wash stain remover and launder with the hottest water safe for the fabric. If it can’t be laundered, check the manufacturer’s care instructions for the fabric.

Grass: Detergent does a pretty good job removing grass stains, but to get the maximum effect, apply Spray n’ Wash before laundering the affected clothes.

Mud: Before trying to remove mud from fabric, leave it to dry thoroughly. Then brush off what you can. Follow the instructions for grass, using maximum agitation, as the pigment gets caught within the fibers. For light stains, cut a raw potato in half and rub the stain before washing as usual.

Food Stains: Our love of spicy food can spell danger! Whether it’s a wedding, a picnic, a family reunion or a party on the patio, some foods are recurrent visitors on the summer menu. Speed and pre-treatment is essential in treating these stains, so jump to it.
Fruit juices Soak washable garments immediately in cold water for 30 minutes. Pre treat with liquid laundry detergent, and then launder in warm water

Ice cream: Soak clothing in cold water until stain is gone, and then hand launders in warm, soapy water. If the stain was from chocolate ice cream, or if there’s still some grease left, sponge with dry-cleaning fluid. When the stain is gone, launder as usual.

Who doesn’t love catching the ongoing IPL, a concert or a splash in the water park during the warm summer months? But there is a common element of all these exciting events that no one loves — concession stand food stains! Frets not just hand over your garments to Fabric Spa and, you can enjoy the warm weather without letting summer stains ruin your fun.