American Drycleaner, June 1990
Article and title inspired by an experience I encountered trying to locate a drycleaners in Memphis, TN at a time most cleaners were or had already ceased the business of dyeing clothing. I had a sentimental piece of fabric , a faded lightweight canary yellow cotton jacket, whose threads I wanted to hold onto, but whose color was rapidly disappearing!
After making phone calls and drop-ins into dozens of Memphis area drycleaners in search of a cleaners that was still dyeing clothing--bingo!--I discovered one. The article highlights the dry- cleaners and its owner who saved the garmet on my back by restoring its color.