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We specialize in wedding gown preservation and restoration. 

Let us delicately restore your older yellowed heirlooms back to their original color and texture by using our exclusive and safe process.

For long-term storage, we recommend a completely acid free environment in a lovely keep sake chest.

We will teach you how to maintain your gown for decades to come and if anyone ever decides to wear this gown again, we will re-press it out of the box at absolutely no cost to you!

Any gown that we clean and preserve in an acid free, keepsake chest will have a lifetime warranty.   What does this mean?  Well when we accept your gown for cleaning, we immediately tag your gown with our identification.  If ever your gown should be worn again, we will repress the gown out of the box absolutely free of charge.  If you should ever notice moisture marks on your gown (usually if improper storage has occured ie. in the basement of a house), we will reclean your gown and correct the moisture issue, again at no cost to you.  We promise that your gown will be presented back to you in an as close to new condition as is possible.  We love what we do and we recognize how much money our brides have spent on their beautiful gown.  We make no compromises.   Be leary of the $99.00 special. It usually is too good to be true.  When those gowns are opened just 18 to 36 months later there are often horrible irreversible consequences from improper, high alkalinity detergents.  Remember, we are...."Like a spa for your gown".


Suggest to your guests that you would love to have the gift that lasts a lifetime.  Suggest that your guest contact us directly and thay can pre-arrange for the cleaning and preservation of your gown after your wedding.  When you present the gift card along with your worn wedding gown, we will clean, preserve and beautifully package your gown in an "Acid Free" keepsake chest. You can choose from a muslin cotton gown bag or a white, silver or gold box.  The lifetime warranty is also included with all gift packages.


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If you are among the many Canadians who believes that having your garments cleaned shouldn’t have to come with environmental and family health concerns, you’ll appreciate the solvent-free difference at Carriage Trade Cleaners. 

Carriage Trade Cleaners specializes in “wet cleaning” using water and non-toxic, biodegradable detergents to clean fabrics. This process is extremely gentle on clothing so your clothing will last longer. Many customers notice a fresh natural scent and a soft feel that is pleasant and kind to sensitive skin. They finish each garment for that crisp, tailored appearance you expect.

From natural and synthetic materials, to leather, suede and more,the German-made Miele wet cleaning system at Carriage Trade Cleaners can clean all business, formal and casual garments, comforters, uniforms, draperies with perfect pleats and more. Alterations, repairs and expert tailoring are available-minor repairs are often free. Wedding gowns can be cleaned and preserved with keepsake container or embroidered cotton garment bag.

Carriage Trade Cleaners also offer an in-car Drive-Thru service for pick-ups and drop-offs (with complimentary gourmet coffee), plus 24-hour drop-off via pre-arranged access key. You are notified by e-mailor text message when your order is ready to be picked up. With a history spanning over 4 decades, Carriage Trade Cleaners is a 3 generation family business overseen by the Kimmerer Family along with a well-trained, professional team who ensure your complete satisfaction.

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