10/27/21 1:30 PM

Should I Clean and Preserve My Wedding Dress?

For over 90 years, Gibson’s has cleaned and preserved wedding gowns for brides across the Greater Toronto Area. We know - taking a wedding dress to the dry cleaner is on the bottom of a bride’s to-do list after her wedding day. That said, a lot of brides ask us, “is it really necessary to clean and box my wedding gown?” The answer is well, it depends. We’ve put together the following wedding gown cleaning guide to outline reasons you may want to consider professional cleaning and boxing services. 

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10/21/21 4:05 PM

What is Dress for Success Toronto and How Do I Get Involved with the Bay Street Suit Challenge?

The Bay Street Suit Challenge is back! As of October 18th, Dress for Success Toronto’s (DFST) annual fundraising event-challenge is calling on its community to donate select professional wear and/or funds to support its life-changing programming initiatives. Once again, Gibson’s is thrilled to be DFST’s official donation partner, and we’ll be accepting and collecting clothing donations throughout the Challenge at our Kingsway and Bloor West Village stores. COVID-19 left over 355,000 Ontarians out of work in 2020 - it’s time for things to change. If you’re unfamiliar with Dress for Success Toronto or the Bay Street Suit Challenge, now is the time to learn more about how you can support this great organization.

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9/27/21 4:20 PM

How Do I Clean and Care for My Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket?

We’ve been in business for over 90 years, and one of the most common questions we're asked is, “How Should I Clean a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket?” Read below to find out.

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8/25/21 3:50 PM

How Do I Clean My Clothes from Reformation?

If you’re a 20 or 30 something woman living in Toronto, it's likely you're familiar with Reformation. Since launching in 2009, 'Ref' has amassed a cult following of wearers from the everyday girl to celebrities like Taylor Swift. Today, the brand boasts 14 stores in the United States and opened its first-ever Canadian store at Yorkdale Mall in 2019. Known for its ultra-feminine silhouettes and unique floral prints, Reformation dominates the wedding market for outfitting both bridal parties and wedding guests. Its commitment to a carbon-neutral manufacturing process has changed the way many women shop for clothing. With sustainability top of mind at Gibson’s, we’re proud to be a recommended after-care provider for this beloved brand. To celebrate, we’re answering a few frequently asked questions when it comes to cleaning and caring for Reformation pieces.

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8/9/21 11:38 AM

Tips When Washing Face Masks

Since the start of COVID-19, face masks have become 2021’s must-have accessory. Throughout the pandemic, most us have chosen to wear reusable cloth masks, and in doing so have accumulated a collection of different colours, styles, and patterns. While this is great for the environment, reusable face masks must be cleaned regularly to ensure they provide the proper protection. What are the best ways to wash our masks to keep them fresh and clean? We’ve come up with a list of our best tips below…

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7/28/21 7:14 PM

The Best Way to Care For Your Swimsuits & Towels

Summer in Canada means spending time in the pool, lake, or ocean, yet sunscreen, sweat, and salt or chlorinated water can wreak havoc on a favourite bikini or towels. No need to fret, we’ve come up with a list of tips to ensure your swimwear and towels look bright and fresh to last for seasons to come.

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7/28/21 2:40 PM

SOS - Where Should I Clean My Mooseknuckles Jacket in Toronto?

If you've never heard of Mooseknuckles, think of it as the rebellious middle child in the family of outerwear brands.  Founded in 2009, Mooseknuckles is a Montreal-based luxury outerwear company. Built on, "the belief of making the leanest, toughest, and most luxurious sportswear in the world," the family business prioritizes impeccable tailoring, ethically sourced materials, and searching the globe for premium hardware. Aside from the coy name, Mooseknuckles incorporates tongue in cheek elements into their products. Take, for example, their axe-shaped zippers or the embroidered design of a hockey fight between a Canadian and American stitched into the back lining of their coats. If you're a Mooseknuckle client or loyal fan, you know their designs come at a price. That's why choosing a reputable and professional dry cleaner should be top of mind. Need to clean your Mooseknuckle parka? Find our top picks below... 

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7/14/21 2:14 PM

Men's Summer Fashion Trends 2021

It’s always fun to experiment and test out the newest trends and styles. In a previous post, we covered women’s wear summer 2021 fashion trends. Now, it’s time to discuss our favourite trends for men! Read on below to learn what’s hot in men’s fashion this summer.

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6/28/21 12:55 PM

Five Ways to Live more Sustainably

We all need to do our part when it comes to creating a more sustainable lifestyle. Through even the smallest changes, we can make a significant difference without too much sacrifice. We’ve rounded up our favourite tips on how you can live more sustainably.

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6/21/21 10:45 AM

Graduation Gift Guide

June marks the end of the school year and that means it’s time for graduation! Struggling to find a present for that soon-to-be alumna in your life? You’re in luck. We’ve put together a graduation gift guide chalked full of practical and self-care-related items. Whether you need a gift for a high school or university grad, our gift selection is age and gender neutral.

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