BRIDAL DRESS CLEANING
Arthur Copeland Cleaners does not use damaging chemicals to clean and preserve wedding gowns. Most dry cleaners use a process that relies on harmful chemical elements such as “perc.” This technique is widespread in the US-95% of dry cleaners use this process that could irreparably damage your gown. We believe in a far more subtle and sophisticated technique that relies on using best industry practices.
Cleaning your dress properly and responsibly is the first step in our all-natural preservation process. The goal is to restore your dress to the same condition it was in when you first tried it on.
Museum Quality Preservation
Understanding the delicate nature of your special garment can help you make an informed decision about the available preservation techniques.
During normal wear, skin oils and perspiration are absorbed into the fabric—wine, champagne, or other sugary beverages may have even spilled on your dress—these organic compounds will damage the fabric if they are not neutralized or removed. We will wrap your gown in acid-free fibers before placing it in a permanently acid-free textile storage box. The storage box needs to be kept in an appropriate area. Remember:
- Temperature and humidity levels need to be kept as constant as possible
- Avoid spaces that are close to heating or air conditioning vents, pipes, and direct sunlight.
- Open your box and inspect your gown every 2–3 years.
- Always wash your hands with a small amount of baking soda and warm water before handling this garment.