DAVIS IMPERIAL CLEANERS JOINS ELITE CIRCLE OF SANITIZE® CERTIFIED MASTER DRYCLEANERS!

Chicago, IL (May 29, 2012) —Davis Imperial Cleaners proudly announces their recent induction into the drycleaning industry’s elite circle of Sanitone® Certified Master Drycleaners.

With more than 2,000 outlets worldwide, Sanitone-Certified Master Drycleaners have the exclusive privilege of offering a premium drycleaning process and other unique, licensed products and services to their customers.

“We’re honored to have such a distinguished drycleaner join our circle,” says John Jordan, president of Fabritec International.

Sanitone, a high-grade detergent/cleaning process from Fabritec International, actually enhances the color, texture, and feel of clothing. In fact, many leading clothiers trust the Sanitone process as the best way to keep clothes looking fresh and feeling new.

“We chose Sanitone because we wanted to provide the best care for our customers’ clothes,” says Jordan Wood of Davis Imperial Cleaners. “Now that we have Sanitone, we can!”

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For more information on Davis Imperial Cleaners or high-resolution images, please contact Rick or Jordan Wood at 866.257.4560 or (couturefabricare@davisimperial.com ).

DAVIS IMPERIAL CLEANERS EARNS INTERNATIONAL DRYCLEANING AWARD 2012 SEAL OF APPROVAL RECOGNIZES TOP QUALITY AND SERVICE

2012 SEAL OF APPROVAL RECOGNIZES TOP QUALITY AND SERVICE –

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CONTACT: Rick or Jordan Wood, Davis Imperial Cleaners, 773.267.4560

Chicago, IL (April 1, 2012) – For the seventh consecutive year, Davis Imperial Cleaners has earned the prestigious Seal of Approval for Quality Garment Cleaning & Customer Service. The Illinois-based cleaner passed all the rigorous cleaning and customer service evaluations. Earning the Seal of Approval signifies that Davis Imperial Cleaners has successfully removed a complex array of stains, maintains high-quality cleaning standards, and consistently demonstrates superior quality and customer service.

Davis Imperial Cleaners Featured Twice in CS Magazine’s Best of Chicago 2010 January Issue

This prestigious international award program is administered by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, a Washington, DC based group. To date, approximately 140 companies around the world have attained the Seal of Approval.

“Finding a good cleaner who will consistently treat you like a valued customer shouldn’t be a guessing game,” Bill Fisher. Chief Executive Officer of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, said. The 24-year veteran of the cleaning industry noted, “By becoming a Seal of Approval cleaner, Davis Imperial Cleaners  proved there is a difference between quality cleaners and their competition. Now customers know where to find a cleaner who will treat them and their garments properly — every time.”

Each year, Seal of Approval Drycleaners must renew their status with the program by successfully completing stain removal and cleaning performance tests. In addition, each business must meet other requirements, such as continuing education, community service, and offering superior customer service as evidenced by the company’s standing with the Better Business Bureau.

The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute represents the interests of the cleaning industry, clothing manufacturers, and consumer advisors in identifying those cleaning plants that provide the highest level of clothing care. The group began accepting applications for the Seal of Approval Award of Excellence for Quality Garment Cleaning & Customer Service in 2005.

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Visit www.gooddrycleaners.com for more on the Seal of Approval Program or call Mary Scalco at the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, 800.638.2627.

For more information on Davis Imperial Cleaners or high-resolution images, please contact Rick or Jordan Wood at 866.257.4560 or (couturefabricare@davisimperial.com ).

WED DOSSIER:

A PERFECT TEN

CS Brides Spotlights Ten of the hottest accessories, services, and more for weddings! Get ready to be inspired.
| By Emily Howald |

From CS Brides Magazine

DRESS PRESERVATION

The big day is all about the dress. Just don’t forget that the day after the big day should be, too. (Do you know what church dust and Champagne can do to silk organza?!) Luckily for brides, there’s Davis Imperial Cleaners to save the day. The museum-quality preservation shop hand-cleans and hand-presses every gown before it undergoes a series of white-glove inspections in the preservation laboratory—the only one of its kind in the Midwest.

Then, when it looks as good as new, they’ll wrap your dress in pre-washed, chemical-free muslin before storing it in an acid-free, archival-quality chest (each one is decorated with lace, silk ribbon, cording, and satin roses). All you have to do is make room for the big box in your closet.

Davis Imperial Cleaners, 3325 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 866.267.4560, davisimperial.com

WITH A SMILE

DRY OUT

| By Moira Lawler | Photography by BitCrafter Media Corporation|
From The Men’s Book magazine


You wouldn’t take your Benz to a rando mechanic, and dropping your Brioni or Dior Homme suit off for dry cleaning at any ol’ place is equally nutty. There are few things one can say definitively, but this we can: Davis Imperial Cleaners is the best dry cleaners in the city.

Think: hidden stains rooted out with a black light, packaging tailored specifically to your garment, inclusive button replacement and minor repairs, perfectly rolled lapels, tie edges rolled, not ironed, and, when your clothes are returned in store-bought condition, an itemized list of every imperfection Davis fixed.

“What we hear most from guys is that they’re impressed there’s no shine, no double creases, and no impressions,” says Lynda Wood, whose parents opened Davis in 1956.

Davis Imperial Cleaners, 3325 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 773.267.4560, davisimperial.com.

DAVIS IMPERIAL CLEANERS

THE GO-TO DESTINATION FOR CLEANING AND PRESERVING A DESIGNER GOWN


From bride-buzz.com

A Davis Imperial Cleaners technician give a dress the white glove treatment.

If you’re the type of bride who spent half of your wedding budget on your dress, you’re probably already wondering where to take that glam gown for preservation and cleaning after the big day.

Here’s a hint: Not your corner dry cleaners. Not even close. Instead, send your dress to Davis Imperial Cleaners, which specializes in couture and designer cleaning and preservation. (Last time we were there, we saw a custom-made J. Mendel worn by a bride in Santa Barbara hanging next to a custom-made Vera from NYC. DYING!)

Located in Chicago, Davis has a state-of-the-art “clean room” where couture pros use goggles and black light to find stains and spills that can’t be seen by the naked eye. It’s those hard-to-spot stains that, over time, can ruin a dress that’s sent to a regular dry cleaner. After all, once the stains are set in, they’re nearly impossible to get out.

Or if you’re dying to wear your grandmother’s dress, but need it to be deep cleaned and de-yellowed, Davis is the place. They do vintage restoration, couture hand-cleaning and hand pressing, and will ship the dress back to anywhere in the country. (They just restored a 110-year-old dress that survived the Holocaust and is now being worn by a great-granddaughter.)

The process is simple. Go to their website, choose FabricareByMail, then print and complete the shipping form. Then just follow the instructions online. The pros at Davis will call you once they receive the dress and talk you through the process.

Like your dress, it’s worth every penny.

Davis Imperial Cleaners, 3325 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 866.267.4560, davisimperial.com

DAVIS IMPERIAL CLEANERS FEATURED TWICE IN CS MAGAZINE’S BEST OF CHICAGO

Chicago, IL – Davis Imperial Cleaners, one of the top ten certified couture dry cleaners in the United States, was featured twice in CS magazine’s new Best of Chicago. CS, a regional publication geared toward a luxury audience, has a readership of 100,000 per month. Its annual Best of Chicago issue forecasts the hottest businesses, restaurants, trends, and cultural happenings of the upcoming year.

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CONTACT: Rick or Jordan Wood, Davis Imperial Cleaners, 773.267.4560

Davis Imperial was selected for the Best of Chicago issue because of its new, state-of-art “clean room” preservation and museum-quality inspection area equipped with full-spectrum light (including black light). This space enables technical fabricare specialists to perform complimentary condition analysis that will then be utilized in the restoration of textiles including wedding gowns, christening gowns, eveningwear, heirloom, and vintage designer and couture pieces. Simply stated: Examination of an item with full-spectrum lighting (including black light) enables technicians to see both stains and damages that would otherwise be unnoticeable to the naked eye. This extensive analysis performed by Davis Imperial’s professional staff allows stains and textile damages that would normally be left undetected by an ordinary drycleaner to be addressed, therefore preventing potentially irreversible damage to an item.

Elsewhere in the issue, Lynda Wood, co-owner of Davis Imperial Cleaners, also answered questions about the best ways to maintain, preserve, and clean holiday apparel before, during, and after the busy party season.

Some of Wood’s suggestions:

  • Get dressed last, after you’ve brushed your teeth, sprayed perfume, and put on deodorant.
  • After a spill, don’t use hot water or club soda to try to remove the stain; just blot the spill with a white cotton cloth.
  • If you can’t get your garment to the dry cleaners immediately, don’t stuff it back in the closet. Let it air out for at least 24 hours.
    See links to both these articles at modernluxury.com.

For more information on Davis Imperial Cleaners or high-resolution images, please contact Rick or Jordan Wood at 866.257.4560 or (couturefabricare@davisimperial.com).