Want to get brighter whites from your wash? Here's some advice from Steve, our resident fabric care expert.
Only use as much washing powder as you really need, because too much will degrade fabrics and make them turn grey.
Bear in mind that these days, manufacturers will often put in optical brighteners. The garment, when new, will look really, really bright - but that's an artificial colour, so don't feel as if you're doing anything wrong if it dims after the first wash.Read more care tips
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"I am a regular at Swans Dry Cleaners in Belsize Park and value the expertise, service and customer care that both Steve and the girls give. I have presented them many times with complicated alterations or needed a fast turn around with my cleaning, and they have always done the job brilliantly. I would highly recommend them to work with antique textiles or vintage fabrics, too."
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For over 30 years, Swans have been providing fully hand-finished dry cleaning, laundry, shirt service and tailor alterations and repairs for people who care about keeping their fine clothes and furnishings in immaculate condition.