Chambray shirts and favorite striped kurtas perfectly wrapped in brown paper.
San Toy, the cleaning service in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is an old-fashioned kind of laundry. Mr and Mrs Huang, the power couple behind the operation keep the tradition of the Chinese Laundry alive –not so long ago having clothes ironing by hand was a must.
The origin of the Chinese laundry
Because of racial discrimination and language barriers hand laundries businesses were a way out for Chinese immigrants.
I’m complimenting Michael Huang on his new hair cut. Surprised that I noticed the slight change, he’s blushing a bit.
101 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 b/t President St & Union St
Text + Photos: Fabienne Ayina