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Press On is a Truly Green Cleaner

Press On is a Truly Green Cleaner

We take pride in our work and adhere to the strictest quality standards of truly green dry cleaning. We use 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-solvent, detergent-based solutions. We recycle hangers and use recycled poly bags. Our system is the safest for the environment: no carbon footprints, no harm to the ozone layer, and no contamination of the soil. We use 30-40% less electricity and water compared to the average competitor. Our dry cleaning is ideal for sensitive and infant skin. Our system leaves no odors – only a fresh, clean...
For Your Convenience – Pick-Up & Delivery

For Your Convenience – Pick-Up & Delivery

We offer free pick up and delivery for recurring weekly cleaning services over $25. We regret that we cannot support one-time pick up/delivery requests. Please complete the form below to request a recurring pick up/delivery service. Someone will contact you shortly to confirm your request. Please have a credit card ready to keep on file with us. Any questions? Please call us at 650-342-2987. [si-contact-form...
December 2012 Wet Cleaning Workshop

December 2012 Wet Cleaning Workshop

On Sunday, December 9, 2012, we hosted a Wet Cleaning Workshop from 1~3:30 pm. This is the 2nd workshop we have hosted at our store. We enjoy hosting and opening our store to other dry cleaners who are contemplating about converting from solvent usage to professional wet cleaning. I’ve even given a few tours to our curious clients who wanted to see the inside world of an actual plant in operation.   For me, it’s always interesting to hear every cleaner’s story and their situation and what brings them to a wet cleaning...
This rocking chair rocks!

This rocking chair rocks!

    One of our clients was expecting a baby and wanted to change the upholstery of her glider.  So our tailor removed each section one by one and changed it to the new fabric that the client wanted. The previous fabric was mint green and the new fabric is beige and black striped. Needless to say, she was very pleased and happy. I’m sharing some of the photos we took as the different sections were being...
2012 September Green Street Fair

2012 September Green Street Fair

We hosted a booth at the Burlingame Green Street Fair for the first time this year. It was great to see so many people concerned and aware of sustainable practices in our own neighborhoods. There was great music, food, and a host of different green businesses that were out there that...

Thinking of Mothers this Mother’s Day

I wanted to post this picture of a velvet coat with silk lining that a customer recently brought in for cleaning. She said it was worn by her mother’s great-grandmother, and so, it was over 100 years old! It was the first time that she was getting it cleaned since inheriting it. It’s truly awe-inspiring for me to think that such a garment with sentimental value could be passed down so gently from generation to generation. I know that I tend to keep a lot of items myself. I kept certain toys and dresses my younger sister wore 25-30 years ago and had my own daughter wear the dresses. It just made it that much more special knowing that she was wearing something that her aunt wore so many decades ago. This Mother’s Day, as I reflect on all the joys and fond memories of motherhood, I thought I would post this special coat as a reflection and Ode to Mothers everywhere that make lives valuable and special. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all...

Wedding Gown from Grandmother to Granddaughter

A customer came to us with her grandmother’s wedding gown. She had taken it to a dry cleaner in the Midwest and they damaged the dress in their cleaning process and tried to “recover” it but the silk luster still looked uneven and a bit blotchy. Can we do anything about it was the big question. As always, we never make any guarantees I told her. We can only do our professional best. Well, we recovered the luster, color and texture of the dress and the bride was able to wear it for her wedding! We are so happy to be part of her happy day! Congratulations!!! Thank you for entrusting us with your precious family heirloom! =)...
“Paw”fectly done alterations

“Paw”fectly done alterations

Did I fail to mention just how awesomely talented our tailors and seamstresses are? They are absolutely the best! Herein lies a taste of it… One of our clients had brought in a bear whose paw was completely torn off. We tried to find suede that matched as closely as possible the original tan color. It wasn’t an exact match but it’s hard to do so considering that fabrics fade with time and wear and tear. Voila! The tailors were able to re-create another paw for the little...

Original Jean Hem

So many people have asked: “What is the difference between a Regular Hem and an Original Hem?” And the answer is quite simple. When jeans were hemmed the old fashioned way, they were measured, cut, folded and sewn. Today, in the world of trendy fashions and often-times ridiculously expensive designer jeans, people opt to have the orignal hem with frayed edges removed and re-attached to the bottom. Caveat: There are some tailors/seamstresses who perform a “fake” original hem where they simply cut the entire bottom portion and sew it behind the new hemline. The results are not clearly visible from the outside, but when you flip over the jeans, it is very noticeable and not appealing aesthetically. This creates unnecessary extra fabric. Not so with our experienced staff. We perform the REAL original hem. See for...