After your gown is safely checked into our GownTracker™ system and all stains and fabric materials are identified, your gown begins the gentle cleaning process to remove all stains that occurred on your wedding day.
Our wedding dress cleaning technology, called SYSTEMK4 is far superior to the dangerous chemicals found at your corner dry cleaning facility. While traditional dry cleaning chemicals such as PERC are effective on cotton and polyester fabrics, PERC will often cause permanent damage to delicate fabrics such as silk and satin – causing them to become grayed and brittle. SYSTEMK4, on the other hand, is completely organic and even more effective at removing deep set stains and yellowing. The cleaning process is comprised of 3 steps that work together to remove stains, renew fabrics and protect your gown as it is in storage over the years.
SYSTEMK4 is effective in removing the following stains:
- Sugar Stains
- Dirt Stains
- Grass Stains
- Pen Marks
- Blood/Sweat Stains
- Food Stains
- Lipstick/Makeup Stains
- Fabric Yellowing
SYSTEMK4 is comprised of the following elements:
PRENETTK4 – The Brushing Agent
For heavily soiled gowns, SYSTEMK4 offers a unique brushing agent, PRENETTK4. It reliably removes soil such as sweat stains or grass and soil stains that may have occurred around the hem of your wedding dress on your big day. PRENETTK4 is VOC-free (safe for the environment) and leaves your gown unscented. Within the subset of this product are other spotting agents that remove specific stains ranging from sugar to body oils and sweat.
CLIPK4 – The Detergent Concentrate
CLIPK4 is a highly concentrated dry cleaning detergent which has won awards for its excellent performance in cleaning and leaving fabrics with long lasting hygienic freshness. CLIPK4 protects for the long term against future yellowing of your gown and has excellent anti-static properties which cause whites to stay whiter and colors to retain their vibrant appearance. CLIPK4 has proven save and extremely effective in cleaning delicate fabrics:
- Duchesse Satin
- Peau de Soie
- Silk Gazar
- Silk Mikado
VINOYK4 – The Water and Stain Repellent Agent
The last step in the process is VINOYK4 which helps fabric repel both water and any future staining that may occur. Imagine your gown coming back to you looking like the day you purchased it at the bridal salon plus knowing that it has an amazing new ability to fight any future stains! That’s what you’ll get with the SYSTEMK4
What does all of this mean for Your Wedding Dress?
It means that preserving your gown with us will not only provide your gown with a world class, museum grade cleaning, but your gown will be protected over the years as it rests in the Preservation Chest.