Omaha Lace Cleaners/Omaha Lace Laundry/Fashion Cleaners
Fashion Cleaners is the BEST! They take great care in preserving your precious gown. I had mine preserved 10 years after my wedding day and it turned out beautiful! - Pamela Christianson, DC Centre, Owner
. . . because you want your wedding day to last forever! Couture gown or vintage family gown, we make your dress perfect for your wedding day and beyond. We offer environmentally friendly cleaning, pressing, design, alterations and
transformations, gown preservation as well as delivery to the wedding venue to eliminate gowns being crunched up in cars, late in arrival or stuck in a closet at home just waiting for an accident to occur.
We are members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, an international organization specializing in the craft and care of bridal gowns. We follow the Smithsonian Museum’s guidelines for fabric care and preservation. Each gown is inspected carefully and treated with our anti-sugar stain treatment featured in Modern Bride and Brides magazines. A spray or spill of champagne might not show up right away, but it will caramelize in the fabric over time and turn an unsightly yellow or brown. Each gown is cleaned according to specifications and then carefully packaged with acid free tissue in an acid free archival quality chest with an acid-free polypropylene viewing pane.
Our gown preservations are NOT vaccum sealed – fabric needs to breath – and we provide the bride with white cotton gloves for when she wants to reconnect with her dress. Our written international guarantee is honored by Certified Wedding
Gown SpecialistsTM around the world and includes free pressing when the gown is to be worn again.
Omaha Lace Cleaners is a green dry cleaner, and we take great care to use the environmentally friendly solvents GreenEarth and SYSTEM K4 when caring for fabrics. Our affiliation with CarbonFund.org gives your beautiful gown the care it deserves, and you are also helping safeguard the future of our planet. We offset all carbon dioxide emissions that result from the process of cleaning and preserving your wedding gown with our donations to Carbonfund.org, the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization, and Carbonfund.org uses our donations to help fund reforestation projects around the world. As members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, we are the first in the industry to offer carbon-neutral wedding gown cleaning and wedding gown preservation, and our ZeroCarbon™ gown preservations are unique.
Our gown restorations, as seen on “Weddings of a Lifetime” and “Get Married” on the Lifetime Channel return yellowed and stained vintage gowns to their true color.
Endorsed by the Association of Bridal Consultants.
What is preservation? Your completely clean gown is carefully packaged with acid-free tissue in an acid free museum-quality wedding chest that protects your gown from the air and light that cause unprotected gowns to yellow. This chest is NOT vaccum sealed as this is harmful to fabric, and has an acid-free polyproylene viewing pane to allow you to view your preserved gown. Properly preserving your wedding gown allows for a multitude of future uses - a daughter or grand-daughter to wear, to display at an anniversary, to make a christening set, ring bearer pillow and or a groom's pocket square.
Why is your process different from others? Our membership in the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists guarantee careful inspection, anti-sugar stain treatment, hand cleaning and the use of environmentally friendly solvents to give your gown the absolute best care. We do not vacuum seal your gown as it is not only detrimental to fabric, but this also allows you access to your gown whenever you would like. We provide you with white cotton gloves for when you would like to revisit your dress. We also stand behind a 100% guarantee against the yellowing of your gown. Our affiliattion with CarbonFund.org offsets all carbon dioxide emissions that result from the process of cleaning and preserving gowns, and our donations are used to fund reforestation projects worldwide.
Is your wedding chest different from others? Our trademarked MuseumCareTM wedding chest is completely acid-free, not just pH neutral. Boxes that are only pH-neutral are not as safe for your gown, and ordinary boxes and tissue are heavy in acid, which damages fabric. Ordinary boxes and tissue cause yellowing and “burn” gowns leaving dark brown streaks wherever the fabric touches the box.
Can I see my gown when it is in the wedding chest? You can see your gown through an oval window made of polypropylene, an inert plastic that will not yellow or damage your gown.
What else can I preserve with my gown? Such things as a headpiece and veil, petticoat, gloves, garter, and handkerchief may be stored with your gown. There may be an additional charge. You may also choose to store your things in more than one chest. Shoes should not be stored with the gown because fumes from the leather and glue may cause damage.
Will you make repairs to my gown? We can make any needed repairs. For some repairs there may be an additional charge.
What is the guarantee? 100% international guarantee against caramelized sugar stains or yellowing of your gown backed by Certified Wedding Gown SpecialistsTM in more than 500 cities around the world. Return your gown to any participating Specialist who will inspect the gown and press it at no charge.
What if I open my gown? The guarantee is not voided, but improper handling of the gown may cause damage, and it should be resealed. If your gown is handled excessively or soiled it should be cleaned and preserved again.
We can also preserve other special garments such as christening gowns, communion dresses, quinceaneras gowns, military uniforms, etc.
Always . . . hang your wedding gown by loops inside the gown that are connected to sturdy side seams, never by fragile shoulder seams that can stretch or sag.
Always . . . avoid storing your wedding gown in plastic bags or vacuum-sealed, plastic wrapped containers because plastic emits fumes that can yellow your bridal gown and trap moisture that mildews your wedding gown.
Always . . . ask what precautions the specialist takes to protect delicate trims and decorations on your wedding gown and how the cleaner guards against latent stains on your wedding gown.
Always . . . choose a specialist who will personally process your bridal gown, never one who sends your bridal gown away to be cleaned.
Always . . . ask to inspect your wedding gown personally before it is put into the container, which should be a completely acid-free, museum-quality, archival wedding chest lined with fabric or acid-free tissue.
Always . . . avoid storing your bridal gown in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity.