Why choosing Farthings to clean your vintage and couture clothing?


Farthings Dry Cleaning has prided itself on being the main "couture dry cleaner" in the Cambridgeshire area for over 30 years. More than a designer or high-end fashion the term "couture" is mostly used to describe expensive, personally tailored garments, which also may include sentimental garments like a wedding dress, family heirlooms, and special occasion gowns.




These garments are highly valuable, and at Farthings we understand the cost and care that people take to look their very best. That’s why our all our staff are highly experienced and always work hard to maintain and preserve the integrity of each piece. From safely eradicating all stains to hand-finishing couture and safely storing in acid-free tissue paper, our diverse client base appreciates our reputation of reliable results.


What separates us from other dry cleaners in Cambridgeshire is that we lavish clothing with attention to detail and the expertise it warrants. There is no doubt that decades-old clothing requires special care and attention. Many older pieces are made in fabrics that are no longer manufactured, or that have mostly been replaced by ‘easy-care’ synthetic alternatives. However, the quality of a vintage garment is relatively easy to deduce. If it has held up well over the years, the quality must be at a fairly high level. Most low-quality garments from 40 or more years ago simply haven’t stood the test of time.

When it comes to caring for your vintage or collectable pieces, our experts have excellent knowledge of the original items’ characteristics and will use the proper treatment and care that is unique to your garment. Vintage clothing is made to last. If you care for it properly and let our dry-cleaning experts help you maintain it, it is sure to be an investment that will last for many years to come.


Please do not hesitate to drop by for any advice in either branch in Cambridge and Trumpington, where we would be so happy to talk you through any processes or concerns you may have.