Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019

Another edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia is just over, and next year’s edition will be the 25th .  This year’s season, dubbed Resort 2020 Season, was hosted by the City of Sydney at Carriageworks from the 12th to the 18th of May, 2019. I can still remember the first one, in 1996. Propress Steamers were already there, backstage, ensuring …

PRO580 group of Propress steamers, granite pink and standard

A Brief History of Propress Steamers

Have you ever wondered how the Propress Professional Steamer became the market leading atmospheric steam generator in the UK? Where did the idea of a portable garment steamer come from? Read on and learn about the origin of Propress Steamers. Some 35 years ago Brian Fillery of Propress discovered steamers – not the paddleboat kind, nor the healthy food types, …

70 Years in Business – Congratulations to Thompson’s Menswear!

At Propress Australia, we pride ourselves on being in business for 28 years. One of our clients has just celebrated 70 years in business! What a milestone! Theodore and Gwenneth Thompson opened their doors on the 5th of February 1948. Phil Levy, the owner of the past 10 years, has an impeccable pedigree – he is the 4th generation of …

Jessica Minh Anh's Winter Fashion Show - Emmanuel Haute Couture

Backstage Pictures

Backstage pictures at one of Jessica Minh Anh’s amazing, spectacular fashion shows? Yes please! It’s on a boat on the Seine in Paris? Even better! One of the advantages of working for Propress Steamers is that we get to help out on some truly world class events. We are long term Sponsors of London Fashion Week, Graduate Fashion Week and …

3 Colours of PRO290, pink, granite, standard

Picking the right type of steamer

Fabric Steamers – How do they work? What does the work? The steam relaxes the fabric – expanding each piece of yarn. The nozzle, or the item in contact, is the most important tool. There are two ways of producing steam: the “coffee machine” or the kettle. Heat Exchange Fabric Steamers The cheapest way to produce steam is the “coffee …

Aluminum nozzle of Propress Steamer on black background

What’s so special about steamers?

The greatest advantage of steamers is their speed in removing creases and wrinkles from a garment on a hanger. The process is far quicker than ironing and does not put in creases, or give that “ironed” look. The fabric hangs perfectly and always looks fresh and full. With a steamer the presentation work can be done on the hangar at …