Chinese Laundry


The obsession

Chambray shirts and favorite striped kurtas perfectly wrapped in brown paper.


The spot

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.


The blush

I’m complimenting Michael Huang on his new hair cut.  Surprised that I noticed the slight change, he’s blushing a bit.


The address

101 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 b/t President St & Union St


 Text + Photos: Fabienne Ayina


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