• 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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Getting To Know Us – Maricela Donado-Sandoval

Getting to Know Us This is Maricela, one of our dry cleaning specialists at our Staples Mill location. She has been with us for 19 years and started as a shirt presser at our Tuckahoe location in 1998. We asked Maricela a few questions so you could get to know her better and here’s what […]

Polo Shirts, A Brief History

Originated by French tennis champion René Lacoste and introduced at the 1926 U.S. Open, the polo shirt quickly became favored tennis attire. The combination of comfort, breathability, long tuckable tail and soft collar quickly made the Lacoste popular for golfers. In 1972 Ralph Lauren founded his company on the “Polo” shirt. Today, every major clothing […]

Getting To Know Us – Eva Santos-Portillo

This is Eva Santos-Portillo, she works in the laundry area at our Staples Mill location and has been with Puritan Cleaners for 17 years.  We asked Eva a few questions so you could get to know her better and here’s what she said: Tell us about yourself and your family: “I am a happy person […]