Box Fresh With Sarah Lacey
by Sasha Kanal
Need an expert clean for your garments? Look no further than Sarah Lacey Dry Cleaning, an independent expert in bringing your clothes back to life.
Sarah Lacey Dry Cleaning is the ultimate independent Sussex business. Having stood on the site on College Road in Haywards Heath for over 10 years, the shop has a long and respected heritage connected to it. Sarah’s family have been in the laundry and dry cleaning business in the town since the 1880s, so when it comes to looking after your clothes – Sarah Lacey Dry Cleaning has an expert hand.
Says Sarah, “these days, people actively look for independent retailers and we are proud to say this is exactly what we are. Everything we do here is done on site, with great care and nothing ever leaves our premises.”
As well as dry cleaning, professional laundry services, (including shirts, bed and table linen) alterations and repairs, Sarah Lacey specializes in handling wedding dresses, vintage and designer clothing and delicate fabrics, which can be presented in luxury storage boxes. “We get a lot of designer items and wedding dresses in and I personally look after all of these. With the summer social and wedding season and events such as Ascot and the Goodwood Vintage Festival fast approaching, we are perfectly placed to deal with this!” says Sarah with a smile.
Although Sarah Lacey Dry Cleaning has a long established history, the business is quick to embrace new technology and the latest developments within the industry. Sarah explains, “We have a new wet cleaning system installed here, which means we can now clean blackout curtains and blinds – formerly impossible to do. The new system is also particularly good for intricate beaded garments.”
Sarah Lacey also has an interest in keeping her business as environmentally friendly as it can possibly be. “We have bio degradable plastic covers for our garments and very efficient dry cleaning machines, so there is little wastage and any waste produced is responsibly dealt with”.
There is also easy and convenient forecourt parking at the front of the shop, which means you can just pop in and out with your clothing, hassle free.
However there’s plenty to distract you too! Step inside the shop and you’ll see an extensive range of haberdashery and garment care products on offer, from shoe care to a huge range of moth deterrents and treatments.
Sarah also stocks a multitude of colourful greetings cards, gorgeous soaps and quality Gisela Graham gift and homeware all artfully displayed inside – perfect for any occasion!
Finally any tips for us from a garment care maestro?
“Don’t forget to put a moth deterrent in with any knitwear or winter clothing you happen to pack away and store for the summer! I’ve had many customers in the past who think they didn’t ‘have’ moths, come in with small holes in their cashmere or wool jumpers.”
Wise words indeed from Sarah Lacey Dry Cleaning.
SARAH LACEY DRY CLEANING
Address: 1 College Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1QN
Telephone: 01444 416644