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Care Labels: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

April 3, 2014

If you find the care labels on clothes confusing and inconsistent, you’re not alone. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tightly regulates those labels, mandating that they be clearly legible, written in English, affixed permanently to the garment, accessible at the point of sale, and appropriate and adequate for the material in question. In an explanation [...]

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The Ultimate Combination: Dry Cleaning, Wet Cleaning, Laundry and Spot Cleaning

February 16, 2014

When we receive a garment here at Gadue’s Dry Cleaning and assess its needs, we choose one of four cleaning tracks—dry cleaning, wet cleaning, laundering, or spot cleaning—or a combination of them. At the most basic level, dry cleaning, wet cleaning, and laundering share a certain general approach: a solvent and a detergent (dry cleaning) [...]

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What, actually, IS dry cleaning?

February 10, 2014

Your average layperson probably has some idea of what “dry cleaning” is, but a clear-cut definition is hard to come by. The name itself is misleading, so perhaps it’s no surprise. Let’s break down the basics of dry cleaning—and then talk about what sets Gadue’s services apart. A Brief Introduction and History The short answer [...]

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You Pay No More For Home Delivery Than For Service At Our Stores

December 23, 2013

Why pickup and drop off your own clothes, pay for the required gasoline and fight the cold? Especially when, for no extra charge, we’ll retrieve your garments from your home and return them to you cleaned, dried, and pressed to your exact specifications. That kind of convenience is nice any time of year, but all [...]

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2,500+ Kids’ Coats Cleaned And Distributed Before Vermont Winter

October 24, 2013

Gadue’s Dry Cleaning is excited to announce again the annual Coats for Kids campaign, one of the long-running community efforts we’re proudest to be a part of. We’ve been helping supply warm clothes to children and adults in need for better than a quarter-century! And, as always, we can’t do it without your help. We [...]

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Wedding Gowns Cleaned In House, Not Outsourced

October 7, 2013

At Gadue’s, we don’t have to be reminded of the preciousness of your wedding gown. This isn’t just another piece of fabric: It’s a symbol—and an elegantly beautiful heirloom. You need it flawlessly pressed before the big day and flawlessly cleaned afterward. You may not be aware how common it is for other dry cleaners [...]

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Do Different Orders Go Into the Same Machines Together?

September 21, 2013

When you drop off an item of clothing at Gadue’s, will it end up mixed with those of other clients in the machines? If only we could report of an endless row of machines and a proprietary fairy dust to sprinkle on each article individually! The short answer is: Yes, garments do mingle with one [...]

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What Happens After You Drop Clothes Off at the Dry Cleaner?

September 12, 2013

Ever wonder what actually happens to your garments after you drop them off at the dry cleaner? Gadue’s stars in a new video that details the process—come check it out! Here’s a brief rundown of what we’re doing with your clothing, and how you can keep in touch with us wherever and whenever you [...]

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What Professional Cleaning Really Means

August 29, 2013

Gadue’s Dry Cleaning has been around since 1975, operating continuously since then as an ever-expanding family business. That’s not a boast; rather, it’s a reminder that we’ve been in this line of work for a long time. We’ve honed our craft through the day-to-day nitty-gritty of dealing with fabric stains and damages, and by seeking [...]

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It’s a Hanger, Not a Crisis

June 7, 2012

Early this week, the national news was full of stories about how “your dry cleaning bills are going to go up!” because increased tariffs imposed on Vietnam will result in price hikes on hangers. Our local Fox44 also ran this story during the evening news. As a client of Gadue’s, here’s how much this international [...]

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