All clothing in need of our services must be fresh from the laundry machine or dry cleaner. If you only wore your items once since washing, they are no longer clean enough for us to work on them. Trust us, we will know if they aren’t fresh.
We take our jobs very seriously at Shoppe and Tailor and we can not produce our best work on items that are soiled, stained, oily from your skin, dirty from the TTC and all other reasons your clothing can become unclean. We require every item to be freshly washed before we can perform our artistry on them.
The benefit to you if your items are cleaned before repairs/ alterations/ tailoring/ etc include:
Garment repairs and alterations are visually and functionally more successful when performed on clean fibres. The end results look more natural and lasts longer.
The Tailors will praise you for being respectful of their general health and safety.
They are ready to wear as soon as you pick them up!
Because we care about all the items that pass through our tailor hands, we must also be considerate to keep soiled garments from transferring dirt onto someone else’s clothing (white bridal gowns for example).
And last but not least, we must maintain our machines in tip top order. Sewing soiled items causes damage to the internal elements of the machines.
Thank you for understanding! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!