To the average person, a garment label is merely an annoying piece of fabric on our clothing items that more often than not gets in the way. However, it is more than just a piece of fabric, rather it is a means of sending an important message to the garment owner. A garment label actually offers a description of the clothing article and often plays a significant role in whether or not a consumer actually buys the product. Whether, hand wash, dry clean only, or spot clean only, garment labels each serve their own purpose and the team here at Jimmy’s Cleaners & Alterations want to share a bit about garment labels with you.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PURPOSE OF A GARMENT LABEL?
A garment label tells the consumer what type of materials have been used in the manufacture of the garment. They also tell you how to take proper care of the item and include any other specialized instructions about the fabric or the garment you may need to know. The label typically tells you what brand it is with many manufacturers using their own specialized labels to help consumers identify their distinct product. In addition, garment labels could be specially designed by the manufacturers since customized labels add a bit to the style and the appearance of the garment. Many consumers actually rely upon garment labels to identify specific brands that identify the quality and unique design of a product.
SPOT CLEAN ONLY
This type of garment care label is typically found on much more expensive, upscale designer clothing. Many times these specialized garments are actually handmade and very delicate, usually including some kind of lace or other type of decorative fabric trim. When the spot clean only label is applied, its primary purpose is to tell the consumer that the specific garment cannot be safely put into any type of a commercial washing machine, but rather that it must be hand cleaned using a spotting agent coupled with steam and air drying.
Because both the fabric and the procedure are extremely delicate and sensitive, the team here at Jimmy’s Cleaners & Alterations highly recommends that you leave the spot clean only garments up to our professionals. We will communicate with our clients any concerns we may have or any possible outcomes that could result from our handling the garments and if there are any risks involved at all. For this reason, we will require your acknowledgement that there could be a potential final outcome of the garment.
In addition, our skilled professionals suggest before you purchase any garment, and especially upscale garments with spot clean only labels you might want to talk with a store employee about proper cleaning of the clothing item. You should also inquire as to whether or not the item can be returned if you are not able to spot clean it to your satisfaction so as to protect your investment.
If you have garments with specialized care labels, whether spot clean only or dry clean only, then surely you have come to the right place. Here at Jimmy’s Cleaners & Alterations we are committed and dedicated to providing all our valued Brentwood, Spring Hill, Franklin and Thompson’s Station customers with the highest quality dry cleaning and alterations services this side of Tennessee. We take pride in our quality services, affordable prices and our very attractive turnaround times as well as our weekly specials and our convenient drop off and pick up services.
If you are in need of dry cleaning services, tailoring or alterations, then look no further than the friendly team here at Jimmy’s Cleaners & Alterations. Come on down to our facility today and take advantage of our weekly specials.