Kathy Gramlich Muehlbach You did a fabulous job on a leather jacket I had for a very long time. It look like new again.
Nancy LeBrun Castner You guys did an incredible job on my husband's deerskin jacket. It was old, dirty, and stained, but it was a great jacket and now, it still is.
Linda Olson I had 2 leather coats recently cleaned & linings repaired. Both were over 10 years old and now look new again. Thanks for the great service!
David Bolene Wow. It came back better than new. It's like a new coat but it's my old coat. You guys absolutely rock.
Sandy Grandstaff Would have to be the very BEST company I have done business with!!!!! Check out their site and know that if you send any item needing cleaning to them they will do their very best to make it look new!!! Thank You Arrow!
Debra Jane Zeller I love you guys. You work some kind of magic there at Arrow Fabricare.
Alisa Rodriguez I send my leather garments all the way from the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland) to get them cleaned with you guys! You are great!
You don't want to allow an inadvertent spill or tear ruin the happy times this holiday season.
So don't worry. If the "bad" happens...it happens! And later Arrow will make it all better.
Every garment is individually assessed upon receipt to determine the best and safest method of cleaning and finishing. Fragile ornamentation is removed for separate handling.Every precaution is taken to make sure that your garment is completed per your wishes and with complete safety.
Arrow will also professionally care for your leather/suede/textile handbags when they get a little dirty or scuffed or stained. Just call us at 816-931-2452 for free pickup and delivery at your home or office.
Overlooking Corinth Shopping Center at Somerset and Mission Road in Prairie Village is the final resting place of the Kentucky Derby winner of 1938...Larwin.
This splendid horse was owned and stabled at Woolford Farm on this property which remained until the early 70s. The estate was owned by the son of the founder of Woolf Brothers Clothing company. A condominium complex now occupies the acreage, but Larwin's cemetery space is still preserved there (see photo to the left) as a tiny monument to this sports history icon.
Famous jockey, Eddie Arcaro was the rider on Larwin for this Derby win. And there in lies the connection to Arrow Fabricare Services. Bob Gershon, chairman emeritus of Arrow recalls that Arrow was the dry cleaner for the uniform worn by Arcaro in this Derby win.
Some time ago we showed on this blog some of the comments about Arrow on Yelp. If you are thinking of using Arrow for the first time and you are like most of us, other people's opinion would be important to you...good or bad to help you make your decision to utilize our services.
Fortunately for us, there are only good things about Arrow posted on Yelp! If you'd like to read some of them, click here. And, if you are a regular customer and you've got something nice to say about Arrow, be sure to add your thoughts or experiences.
We received a letter from Google a couple of days ago notifying us that Arrow is a "Favorite Place on Google". As you surely know Google is the world's premiere search engine.
Google tells us that between December 1st of 2009 and February 28th of this year, Arrow was one of the most popular local businesses on Google, as measured by how many times people found our business listing on Google. More recently 4,167 users saw our listing on Google Local in the last couple of months.
Google tells us that in order to receive this recognition we ranked in the top 1% of all U.S. businesses in local Google search hits. If you'd like to see our Google search listing, just click here. You'll also see some reviews that customers have written about Arrow. They're all good! You can also find copies of hundreds of testimonial letters, emails and telephone calls praising Arrow on our website at testimonials
Adam Lambert is in town today for a concert. No doubt you'll recall that Lambert is a singer, songwriter and actor from San Diego. In 2009 he finished as the runner-up on the 8th season of the "American Idol" television show.
As you can tell from the photo borrowed from his website, Lambert is a very bold, unusual and sometimes startling personality. His shows are very much the same. He wears unusual costumes that he frequently changes during his performances.
Yesterday, his production staff brought in a number of costumes to be cleaned for this evening's concert. We understand that Arrow was recommended by other entertainers for our excellent service and great care with unusual and very costly garments that are used in a concert performance.
Arrow is frequently trusted by many well-known national celebrities from across America. Here is a shot taken in the plant of some of the garments we're getting ready for the performance tonight.
P. S.We just received this email from Adam Lambert's production staff:
"We just got all our stage cleaning back and it is all wonderful, Thank you guy's so very much. I believe we will continue to use you guys via fed ex for our leather cleaning and such."
Thanks again so very much,Tara F. Assistant Tour Manager
Adam Lambert - Glam Nation Tour
The art of drycleaning dates back to ancient times, probably beginning with the advent of textile clothing itself. The ruins of Pompeii gives a record of a highly developed trade of "fullers" who were professional clothes cleaners. Lye and ammonia were used in early laundering, and a type of clay known as "fuller's earth" was used to absorb soils and grease from clothing too delicate for laundering. There are many stories about the origin of drycleaning, all centering on a surprise discovery when a petroleum-type fluid was accidentally spilled on a greasy fabric. It quickly evaporated and the stains were miraculously removed. The firm of Jolly-Belin, opening in Paris in the 1840s, is credited as the first drycleaning firm.
However, it is now known that Thomas L. Jennings, a free black tradesman who lived in the early 1800s, is notable for being the first black person to receive a patent for a unique clothes cleaning method. The patent in 1821 was 20 years prior to the Jolly-Belin discovery. It was the forerunner of the dry cleaning process. Jennings was a tailor. His skills were so great that people came both near and far to custom-tailor items of clothing. Thomas discovered that customers were unhappy when their clothes were soiled and had a hard time cleaning them because of the fabrics they were made of. Jennings experimented with different solutions and cleaning agents until he found the right blend to effectively treat and clean them. He called this method dry-scouring, now known as dry cleaning.
For more information: http://www.blackinventor.com/pages/thomasjennings.html
You've no doubt heard of 3G and 4G telecommunication networks as the latest thing. Well the equipment shown in the photographs above and below is 5G in the dry cleaning business. Arrow recently installed this new machine, manufactured in Italy, in order to provide our customers with the very best in dry clean processing and service.
This behemoth (shown above from the reverse side) brings a new level of efficiency and speed that improves our service and improves our dry cleaning quality in difficult-to-clean garments. This is our ongoing goal....providing Arrow's customers with the best!
An interesting sidelight to this Arrow expansion story is a current study by The American Dry Cleaner Magazine, an influential publication in the industry that says that 45.7% of drycleaners responding to a survey say they plan to build or renovate a plant or store in the next year — and many will spend substantial amounts of money to do so. This is an amazing statistic when one considers that many dry cleaners are having a rough year (not Arrow...thankfully), some with substantial decreases in their revenue. We belong to a resilient community of business people and Arrow is proud to be a national leader.
Q. What do I do about mold and mildew on my leather jacket?
A. Arrow has very effective methods for complete mold and mildew removal for leather garments depending on the type of leather, and the finish, i.e. grain, suede, full aniline, cow, pig, lamb, etc. It sounds as though, your garment has been in a warm moist area, that has promoted the mold growth. Proper storage after cleaning would be a cool, dry, dark place, hung in a breathable bag. We recommend that you take advantage of our free in-bound shipping so we can look at it and give you an estimate for bringing your precious garment back to health. You can purchase Arrow Leathercare custom "breathable" garment bags for leather and fur in our online store.
Q. I sent my varsity jacket to a local dry cleaner and it came back noticeably shrunk. Is there anything that you can do?
A. We clean hundreds of varsity jackets every year, and don’t have any trouble at all with shrinkage. If you would like to send us one of your jackets, we would be happy to re-stretch, and block the body for you to the proper size. Please check our webpages.
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