As preservation specialists, we are trained in the art of textile conservation. Our work begins with a complete inspection and testing of your dress, because just as every bride is unique, so is every wedding dress. We take measurements, analyse fabrics, dyes, and weaves, and note ornaments and their composition. Our detailed notes determine which preservation techniques and cleaning methods are the best for your dress, so that fabrics retain their shape and do not discolour, and embellishments (beads, sequins, and other trimmings) remain affixed.
This thorough evaluation leads us to design a treatment plan specifically for your gown. We understand that during your wedding you were focused on a variety of important things – not what might have spilled on your dress. Our sophisticated testing techniques allow us to identify stains and spills – even those you can’t see. We identify and treat the stains individually before cleaning. If left untreated, sugar stains (like those caused by champagne) and chloride salts (perspiration) will oxidize over time and appear as brown spots months or even years later. This causes irreversible fabric deterioration. We can eliminate these stains without causing harm to any fibers.