Fabrics Labeled "Dry-clean Only"
The procedures described here do not apply to garments labeled dry-clean
only. Clothing labeled "dry-clean" or "professionally dry-clean" should be
taken to the cleaners promptly. The fiber content of the clothing and the
type of stain should be identified for the cleaner. Even professional
cleaners cannot remove all stains. The cleaner will usually warn you if the
stain cannot be removed, but sometimes this is difficult to predict. Dye
stains on colored fabrics are an example of stains that may not be
Special thanks to Iowa State University for allowing us to reproduce this
Reproduced with permission from the Cooperative Extension Service, Iowa
State University, Ames, Iowa, 50011.
Prepared by: Janis Stone,
Textiles and Clothing Specialist,
Iowa State University
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