Green Dry Cleaning & Sustainable Solutions
Why is it important to consider your dry cleaners’ environmental friendliness? That’s not the first question most people ask when choosing a dry cleaner, but it should be. The truth is that regular dry cleaning methods involve harsh chemicals that are hazardous to both people and the environment.
Truth Revealed Behind Traditional Dry Cleaning
The “dry” refers to the use of liquid solvent, as opposed to water-based cleaning. Perchloroethylene (PERC) is the most common solvent used in the industry. However, this chemical is highly toxic and has been linked to cancer, liver and kidney damage.
We care about you, your family and the environment and that is why we have gone chemical free and completely cut PERC out from our cleaning practices at Fishman’s Personal Care Cleaners. We have replaced these toxic chemicals with expert eco-cleaning technologies that are health-friendly, much gentler on textile fibres, and have a low environmental impact.
Green Dry Cleaning = Wet Cleaning
Sustainable solutions like green dry cleaning / wet cleaning benefit your life in more ways than one. They are better for the environment, and better for you!
Wet cleaning combines artisan care with expert tech, and the process leaves garments softer, brighter and fresher.
This process uses biodegradable detergents, and pure water. The pre-spotting and custom cycles ensures fibres are respected and cared for properly.
Wet Cleaning Benefits
- Removes organic stains, which conventional dry cleaning can not treat
- No toxic chemicals on your skin or clothes
- Safe for children and allergy sufferers
- Reduces polluting toxins into the air and water
- Low on energy use
Everyday Earth Day
Earth Day should be celebrated every day, not solely April 22. Whether you’re an environmentalist or not, it’s always a good thing to take a minute and think about ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and improve the state of the environment.
As we become more aware of what we’re doing to the environment on a daily basis, our choices in fashion and cleaning can have an impact. When it comes time to wash those clothes, your first thought might be to just do it yourself at home, but there are sustainable alternatives that can actually be even better for the Earth than doing laundry at home.
How to Make a Greener Impact Today!
Donate, Consign, and Thrift Your Clothing
Don’t just throw your old clothes away — give them away! There are plenty of organizations that would love to get their hands on your old clothes, and some will even come pick them up from your house.
A few of our local favorites are:
- Vespucci – Secondhand luxury consignment
- Plato’s Closet – Sell your clothes for cash
- WINs – Charity thrift retailer
- new/ish – Second hand vintage