Preservation Products

From Soiled to Shimmering

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

From Soiled to Shimmering

Before and After: From Soiled to Shimmering Beth’s dress had a lot in common with a famous Disney song– “shining, shimmering, splendid” (“A Whole New World,” Aladdin). Her Augusta Jones fit-and-flare dress was covered from top to bottom in beautiful sequins overlaying the satin and lace applique. Unfortunately, while sparkles are girl’s best friend, they’re a nightmare when it comes to cleaning! A wine spill on the skirt that soaked both the lace and satin layers was just one of the problems Beth’s dress faced; it also suffered from makeup stains, sweat stains, grease...

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Save 10% During Grand Opening Celebration

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in General, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Save 10% During Grand Opening Celebration

Save 10% on any product or service during the month of August 2012 as HGP celebrates our Grand Opening of our new office and work space herein Benicia, California. Please use the discount code: GrandOpening during checkout to receive your discount. Our new location provides us more room for our growing business. We have space for more wedding gowns, christening gowns, uniforms, etc. And of course we also sell preservation supplies for the do-it-yourselfer as well as wholesale supplies for dry cleaners. We will also be open each Saturday from 9 am until noon throughout the month of August as...

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New Bouquet Preservation Box

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in General, Preservation Products | 0 comments

New Bouquet Preservation Box

Brides have a few options for preserving their bridal bouquets. They may send it away for professional freeze drying which can be quite pricey ($300-$600), or follow step by step directions for do-it-yourself preservation. Bouquets can be taken apart and each flower dried with silica gel, and then reassembled. You can purchase the silica gel along with the instructions at your nearest craft store. The simplest way to keep your bridal bouquet is to hang it upside down for several weeks until it is completely dry. However, your flowers will darken and the overall results are less than ideal,...

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New Bridal Shoe Preservation Box

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in General, Preservation Products | 2 comments

New Bridal Shoe Preservation Box

Drum roll please… After many requests, we are introducing our new shoe preservation box for your bridal shoes for only $29.99. It includes 2 sheets of acid-free tissue and shipping is free!  Our shoe preservation box is perfect for your bridal shoes as well as other wedding memorabilia. Made of 60 pt acid-free and lignin free (8.5 pH) preservation board, it has metal corners for stability.  It is buffered with 3% calcium carbonate for added protection against acid migration.   Two sheets of acid-free tissue  are included.  Just wrap your shoes in the acid-free tissue and place...

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Premium Preservation Box Neutralizes Impurities

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in General, Preservation Products | 0 comments

Premium Preservation Box Neutralizes Impurities

We are really excited to introduce our new Premium wedding gown preservation box that absorbs and neutralizes air impurities inside the  box protecting your wedding gown or other heirloom garment from potential damage.  Archival Intercept® is the high tech solution that does all of that!  It neutralizes oxidizing gases in the air such as ozone, carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, nitrogen dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. We have been using Archival Intercept® for years as a bottom sheet inside all of our preservation boxes.  We also sell it in our online store for...

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Beware of Low Quality Preservation Boxes

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in General, Preservation Products | 0 comments

Beware of Low Quality Preservation Boxes

We have recently received a number of wedding gowns that had been “preserved” previously in “acid-free” boxes. These wedding gowns had some significant yellowing and we are now in the process of restoring them. So how did this happen? Shouldn’t an acid-free box protect the gown? We checked the quality of the acid-free boxes with a pH testing pen and discovered that the boxes were not acid-free. They may have been classified as acid-free when the gown was stored, but were probably not “lignin free.” Or they may have had an “acid-free”...

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