• Thomas Jennings, born 1791

    National Dry Cleaning Day – March 3rd

    We celebrate National Dry Cleaning Day on March 3rd every year! Dry cleaning is a process that’s been around for centuries, but the process as we know it was pioneered by an African-American tradesman and abolitionist in New York City by the name of Thomas Jennings. Mr. Jennings was born to a free family in […]

  • Where’d That Stain Come From?

    Your favorite perfumes or colognes make you ‘scent’-sational, but their high alcohol content can stain your garments. When you apply the fragrance, the alcohol evaporates quickly, leaving the oil scent base.  If your clothing comes in contact with the alcohol before it’s dry, a chemical reaction can occur, leaving faded or discolored spots. On white […]

  • What if you were hungry?

    FeedMore distributes over 75,000 lbs. of food EVERY DAY and the need for food increases in the summer months as children are out of school. Every Spring we partner with our community to collect funds and food donations for FeedMore and the Central Virginia Food Bank.   Our goal each year is to collect enough funds and food to […]

  • Changing Seasons

    Autumn is here and the weather will soon be changing.  That means changing your wardrobe.  Unless you have three or four empty closets in your home, you may have to store clothes with the changes of the season. Before putting clothes in storage, let us clean them. Cleaning prevents even invisible stains from discoloring and weakening […]

In addition to being named the Best Dry Cleaner in Richmond, VA for over 2 decades and one of America's Best Cleaners, we're also committed to doing our part for our neighborhood, and we are proud of our community programs. Through our signature program, Puritan Cleaners Coats For Kids, we've collected well over 300,000 coats for the Salvation Army since we started in 1988. We've also partnered with the Central Virginia Food Bank to raise over 400,000 meals through our 100K Meals program. We also have programs that support our troops, the Junior Women's League, and the Cancer Society. We love the Richmond community, and appreciate your support.

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Cuffed pants, a brief history

Back in the 1890’s, King Edward VII popularized sewn-in “turn-ups” as an alternative to rolling up pant bottoms in rainy weather. Cuffs were a sign of elegant tailoring until WWII wartime clothing restrictions banned cuffs and flaps on pockets to save fabric. Today, cuffs are recommended on trousers with wide or long legs, double pleats […]

Dressing For Success Still Works

According to Inc. magazine’s survey of 500 firms, relaxed dress leads to relaxed manners, morals and productivity. What you wear impacts your attitude, affects others and can influence the reputation of your entire company. Wearing traditional business attire puts you in the mood to work, performing at your best. Wearing sneakers puts you in the […]

Classic Jeans Care Tips

We all have a favorite pair that fits like an old friend. When you buy a pair made of untreated raw denim, some experts recommend wearing for six months before washing. Why? It takes wear to break down super-stiff fibers, and during the process the jeans actually conform to your shape. When you do wash […]