Why do some shirts need to be hand finished at an extra cost instead of done by the machines?
Not all shirts are made to go through a professional laundry. Your cotton or cotton blend business shirt is certainly made for this type of laundering but we are now seeing so many more fabric choices for men's shirts. Many shirts now are made of rayon or spandex or have these fibers in them. Rayon and spandex are not made for professional laundering. They can be laundered in our plant but they can not be pressed on the laundering machines. They do need to be pressed by hand where we have the ability to adjust the heat for these fabrics. This is more labor intensive and therefore they are more to finish than cotton shirts.