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Wedding Gown Cleaning and Restoration Newtex Cleaners

Newtex Cleaners offers bridal gown cleaning, preservation, restoration & their popular Keepsake Chests
Interviewing JP Renaud of Newtex Cleaners Ltd. Request more pricing, details and info from this vendor!

Newtex Cleaners Ltd has been helping brides store, treasure and even bringing life back to their wedding gowns for decades.

Specializing in bridal gown cleaning, preservation and restoration over the course of 78 years, JP Renaud says that Newtex has had thousands of happy brides through their doors.

“Wedding gowns are precious and Newtex knows how to handle them properly to keep them as an heirloom for years to come,” JP says. The experienced, dedicated and trained staff use a non-toxic and environmentally friendly cleaning process that boasts a twenty-year guarantee against yellowing and oxidation if preserved in one of their acid-free Keepsake Chests.

Staff at The Ring sat down with JP Renaud to learn more about the cleaning services Newtex Cleaners has to offer.

Newtex Cleaners Kitchener
Newtex Cleaners Kitchener Location

A family business with five locations

Founded in 1939, Newtex Cleaners is a family owned business serving the Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas. “My father William E. Renaud purchased the existing company in 1960,” says JP, adding that he and his sister Michelle (Krulicki) are second generator operators. The business has grown over the years and now includes five outlets. The business also offers convenient drop off locations plus pick-up and delivery throughout the area. Newtex is a member of The Better Business Bureau, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and member of The Ontario Fabricare Association.

For the past 12 years, the business has been voted the area’s number one cleaner by The Record for their expert cleaning services.

Initially trained at The Dry Cleaners Institute in Maryland, JP then apprenticed in the company’s plant for several years with accredited cleaners and garment finisher. “I also had a certificate for Environmental Dry Cleaning from Seneca College,” says JP.

A trusted name with brides, celebrities and theatre groups alike

JP says that Newtex has also cleaned stage clothing for celebrities such as Elton John, Michael Bublé, and Celine Dion, as well as Lés Miserables Musical, Ice Capades and The Waterloo Region Museum. Just to name a few…

Bridal gown services at Newtex

Tammy Mishquart is the bridal gown expert of the business and she handles inspecting, pre-treating, cleaning and steaming of all the gowns and christening outfits that come into their location.

“Our sales clerks initially take the gowns in from customer at our retail counters,” says JP, adding that the clerks talk over potential issues with the cleaning of their items.

The team at Newtex love a challenge, especially when it comes to well-used and dirty items.

“It can be very rewarding to see the happy face of a bride who just picked up her clean dress which almost looks like new again! I have been cleaning and restoring fine gowns for over 30 years. A couple of the gowns we have processed were over 100 years old,” JP says.

Putting a price on preservation

The cost to keep your bridal gown in pristine condition for decades to come, you can expect to invest anywhere from $35 to $250.
• Cleaning services of a floor length simple gown is $100
• Cleaning services of a floor length gown with a train, cape, hood, is made of silk or is extremely soiled, the price increases up to $250
• Different sizes of Keepsake Chests cost between $35 to $75

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Newtex Cleaners @ The Ring’s Cambridge Wedding Expo

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