ihateironing compiled 10 things about Dry cleaning you need to know. As a textile care specialist, a professional Dry cleaner has multiple key skills that you can benefit. 1. Dry cleaning is actually not a ‘dry’ process as it uses chemical solvents which don’t penetrate the fibres as water does. 2. The history of dry cleaning is a controversial one with conflicting stories. One being Jean-Baptise Jolly discovered the process in 1825 when his maid accidentally spilled turpentine from a lamp onto a table-cloth. To his amazement…Continue Reading “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dry Cleaning”

Laundry Symbols

Laundry Symbols Explained When you stare blankly at the laundry symbols on your most prized possessions does your head spin? Have you ever bought a beautiful garment, worn it, looked at the care label symbols and thrown it in the laundry basket promising a hand wash that never happens? We’re all guilty of speed reading the label and hurriedly throwing our favourite items in the wash at 30 in the hope that it will come out of the wash just fine, right? We know the feeling…Continue Reading “Laundry Symbols Explained: Ultimate Guide To Care Labels”

To support our local community, ihateironing has been in collaboration with the Brixton Library, to help unemployed residents and ex-offenders look and feel their best for their job interviews. We have been cleaning and donating formal attire for them to wear, which we hope may contribute to a life-changing moment for someone in need. We understand that clothes for an interview can be expensive. Not everyone can afford a smart outfit that they may only wear a couple of times. We’re then building a collection…Continue Reading “New library scheme to lend smart clothes to jobseekers for interviews”

  Last month, ihateironing were proud and honoured to be invited to attend the Federation of Small Business Awards held in London’s prestigious Marylebone. We’d made the final in the category of Digital Business of the Year for the London region. The awards showcase the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the UK, offering national recognition for those who have made the biggest impression over the last 12 months. In what was an extremely well organised and entertaining event, ihateironing emerged on…Continue Reading “ihateironing Take Home Accolade for London Region at FSB Awards”

Sona is the Senior Customer Service Associate here at ihateironing. Standing out from the crowd with her striking blue hair, she can often be found in the morning with her arms laden with breakfast treats for the team. Alongside Helen she is the first port of call for ensuring our customers are always met with a professional, personable and friendly customer care that really stands out from the rest. Time with ihateironing: Two and a half years Star sign: Sagittarius Hair colour: Blue Favourite band:…Continue Reading “Get to know the team – Interview with Sona”