When my husband Alan and I took ownership of Oakwood Cleaners 6 years ago, I immediately wanted to show support for un-placed animals. I implemented a program called “Cuddles for Critters” which re-purposes used blankets and such for animals at rescue shelters. It seemed like a perfect partnership to help AGAPE with their endeavors to help lost dogs in need of forever homes. When given the opportunity to sponsor a dog in need we were thrilled to accept the challenge. Please help us … [Read more...]


OAKWOOD LIFE STARTS WITH OUR CUSTOMERS! Oakwood customers are the best! We love getting to know you, hear about your family, pets and important moments in your life. YOU give Oakwood Cleaners life and we would like to show you appreciation by featuring you on our blog. Meet Becky! Here she is with our owner Rhonda. She has been an Oakwood customer since 2008! She always comes in with a huge smile on her face and we think of her as part of the family. The next time you stop by … [Read more...]


Great times at employee luncheon. Bar-b-que, sweet tea, fixins and fun. The Oakwood production team and customer service staff at the plant in Hermitage were treated to lunch outside under the tent! But wait….before lunch started everyone enjoyed a massage with Connie.  Sore shoulders, feet and hands were pampered by Connie as a thank you for all the hard work and dedication from the team! It was a warm, sunny day, but fresh air, good food and comradery between, … [Read more...]

Life at Oakwood – Post 4

SEWING... Is a Lost Art We have found it at Oakwood Cleaners! Megan came to us as a graduate of O’more College of Design. Her portfolio is titillating with imaginative creations. She comes with the experience needed to perform the simplest to the most involved repairs and alterations. You must come see her, but make sure to call an schedule an appointment as she is high in demand.   Edgardo has a unique attention to detail. He wears 2 hats at Oakwood Cleaners. Pressing … [Read more...]


Have you ever wondered what you just dropped off at your favorite dry cleaners? Maybe you went on vacation and brought everything in upon returning. Maybe you missed your weekly visit and things just piled up. If you are like me, you just drop your things off, or just put the pile in your route bag and forget about them until you get them back. Did you get everything you thought you should? Do you remember what you sent in? Some people (organized ones mind you), might make a list. I … [Read more...]

Time to put those wool coats away!

For most of us the chill of winter has gone away! Your wool coats are in need of cleaning and storing and caring for you woolens is a bit different than other materials. Wool coats are a wonderful addition to your winter wardrobe. Not only are they great for keeping you warm, but they can also be a fashion statement. Take a look at some of these examples that I ran across. Below are some tips on how to care for your wool coats to make sure they last for years. 1. It is good to … [Read more...]


Take a look at these top 10 spring trends for 2013. Everything from shorts, to stripes to trendy statement sunglasses! BERMUDA SHORTS These shorts are great for everyone! They are chic, flattering and easy so make sure you add a pair to your wardrobe. BLACK AND WHITE Patterns, color blocked, angles, you name it - you cannot go wrong and there is something for every budget. PEEK-A-BOO There is an option for everyone! Bare skin cut-outs, sheer fabric for a sexy look, high … [Read more...]

GREEN or not Green

Throughout the years more and more people are becoming eco-friendly conscious. We all want to live healthy , conserve energy, recycle whatever we can, and use products that are deemed “green”. So what does make a product or service “green”? It takes research, but that means knowing what to research and where. The least I can do is give you some information on Oakwood “The Greener” Cleaners. Here at Oakwood Cleaners we like to think of ourselves as the “Greener Cleaner”.  We use a … [Read more...]


A lot of thought and money goes into your wardrobe and you want to make sure it is well taken care of. We take care of our bodies, making sure they are clean, well moisturized and even massaged. Well, Oakwood Cleaners can do the same for your garments! We are the only dry cleaner in Nashville and the surrounding counties certified to use the GreenEarth® dry cleaning process.  Unlike the  petrochemical solvents most dry cleaners use for cleaning, ours is a pure silicone solution.  … [Read more...]


Gentlemen, now you have a denim made just for you with a fit that is fantastic! I had the pleasure of meeting the owner/designer, Ardie Ulukaya of 34 Heritage. He launched the brand in the United States almost 2 years ago with the goal of creating a gentleman's pant collection that combined the casual look and feel of jeans with the comfort of a trouser.  Working in collaboration with Istanbul based Mavi Jeans an added stretch factor to the cotton fiber allows his pants to move in … [Read more...]