For people not directly involved in the industry, it may be easy to not think about fabric deeply. Many people probably don't. But, what if we did? What if we really started thinking about how the elements in certain fabric can be affecting our environment and ourselves. We could make our world cleaner, safer, and protect our bodies from chemicals we are ingesting - a good … [Read more...] about Say NO to Polyester
Environmental Education for Dry Cleaners
“Fair Trade” Clothing
Lets start off at the root, what is "fair trade"? In short, it is the commitment to provide fairness among all consumers and businesses. This pact ensures all individuals involved in creating, manufacturing, shipping, and consuming the product all pay or are paid a fair wage, have a safe workplace, and practice environmentally ethical methods. This is not new, but now more then … [Read more...] about “Fair Trade” Clothing
How is Fast Fashion Effecting People’s Health?
Many may think of "fast fashion" as clothing that one can get quickly, for cheap, and easy for someone to manufacture. While all of this may true, how often do we take a step back and look at the negative effects fast fashion has on our health? The truth, not enough. It is recorded that "each year fast fashion uses 93 billion cubic meters of water, this meets the consumption … [Read more...] about How is Fast Fashion Effecting People’s Health?
CLEANING SOLVENTS (DRYSIDE AND WETSIDE)
Cleaning solvents are usually the linchpin of ‘green’ claims made by professional cleaners. It is important for consumers to understand that drycleaning is the process of cleaning in a fluid that is not water. These fluids are chemicals. There is no such thing as chemical free cleaning. Claims to the contrary are greenwashing. However, not all of … [Read more...] about CLEANING SOLVENTS (DRYSIDE AND WETSIDE)