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Clean Revolution


It’s not all about high fashion and fabulous staff, you know. We need to give credit to the machinery that helps us get the fantastic results our customers love. For all dry cleaning, we use the Renzacci Progress Xtreme (we have two of them, and we even named them Thing 1 and Thing 2).

These natty monsters of machinery come with something called i-Brain technology, which means we can monitor, manage and control what’s going on with the cleaning of your clothes from start to finish. They’re also as eco-friendly as dry clean machines can be – with lower energy consumption and ecological filtering systems.

We try and do what we can. Which reminds us, have you got #plasticfree yet? Ask at the counter for more information.


Hippos on Tour with Leander Rowing Club

Hip Hip Hooray! We’re taking part in the Leander Club HIPPOS ON TOUR #hippo200 with Mini Monkie‘s “Hippo Birdie to Leander” to celebrate 200 years of Leander Club.
 
What’s it all about?
Local schools, organisations, artists, athletes and the odd celebrity were asked to take part in the “Hippo Community Project” – for which 200 papier mâché hippos have received all sorts of make-overs. At our Henley shop you can view ‘hippo no.99’ designed by our friend Mini Monkie – Henley’s famous chimp.
 
Follow the hippo trail using this interactive map:
 
And guess what? You can bid for this spectacular hippo at: https://www.leander.co.uk/auctions/?ult_auc_id=5766
The auction ends on 16th September 2018 at 19.00hrs with
monies going to the Kafue River and Rowing Centre, on the Zambezi in Africa. A great cause involving rowing, clean water and African wildlife.
 
#henleyonthames
#leanderrowingclub
#drycleanerslife
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Reids Sponsored Tote Bag is a Success!

What a wonderful evening we had at the MAMA.DO FASHION RE:BOOT event in Henley-on-Thames. Reids of Henley were the proud sponsors of the free tote bag and we’re pleased to say the crowd loved them. Thank you for asking us to be involved MAMA.DO. It was an absolutely brilliant event and we can’t wait for the next one!

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Fancy a fashion re:boot?

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We get our kicks being eyebrows deep in fabulous clothes that need a little bit of love. Which is WHY @reidsofhenley are thrilled to have been asked to SPONSOR the TOTE BAG at the @the_mama_do Fashion Re:Boot Event on Friday 11th May (6pm – 10pm) |

The first 100 peeps to saunter into the Sacred Heart Hall will be gifted with one of these fabulous #reidsofhenley #lessplastic tote bags (you’ll see our name on it!) •

If you’re feeling brave, take a selfie with said brilliant bag and insta it to death with the very short hashtag:
#wecleanclothesforatownthatlovestowearthem

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
It’s a fashion fair like no other.
Call it an amalgamation of pre-loved fashion, drinks and music – whats not to love?!

#lovehenleytown
#breakingupwithplastic
#lessplastic
#henleyonthames
#reidsofhenley
#drycleanerslife
#wednesdaywisdom
#mamado
#hellohenley

Note: mock up image! Bags being printed as we type 👏🏻

 

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The History of Reids est. 1945

The Reid family have been in the drycleaning business since 1945 and Reids of Henley is now owned and run in its present form by the third generation of the family, Ian Reid. This year they celebrate their 25th year at their Reading Road site in the picturesque riverside town of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire serving the well-heeled Henley community with their impeccable level of service and attention to detail.

Garment care and cleaning has been at the heart of the Reid family for years. Ian’s grandmother, Violet, worked in a military uniform factory as a garment finisher. His grandparents met when they worked in drycleaning shops in outer London, and then ran Warwick Drycleaners in Henley during the 60s and 70s.

Ian’s father, Joe followed in his father’s footsteps running drycleaning units in Ruislip and Barnet. This is where he met Kay, Ian’s mother. Kay and Joe opened their first shop together, Quality Cleaners in Chinnor, Buckinghamshire in 1981, where they continued to look after Henley clients through a collection and delivery service. Both his sisters also run drycleaning shops.

It’s pretty fair to say that the Reid family understand the drycleaning business. Ian has worked in the family business for as long as he can remember – Saturday boy and school holidays. When he was 18 the opportunity came up for the new Reading Road premises in Henley. The family had serviced the area for years so knew that the potential of locating there was good. Reid had to make the decision to either pursue his ambitions for accountancy or choose to join the family business. He chose drycleaning and has never looked back.

Reids of Henley LCT October

Taken from a feature written by Laundry & Cleaning Today’s editor, Fiona Henry. 

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