The consumers of today want to find a sustainable dry cleaner nearby. Somewhere that offers a more co-conscious option for their dry cleaning needs. People are putting their money where their mouth is by picking products and services that align more with their values. This is resulting in a lot of businesses adopting greener practices.
At Pride Dry Cleaning, we believe in offering our customers an ethical service, with great bang for their buck. We’re proud to be a sustainable dry cleaner. Making us one of only a handful in the Hunter region. .
How can a dry cleaner be sustainable?
Sustainable dry cleaning takes an alternative approach, moving away from traditionally used chemicals. In the past dry cleaners would use perchloroethylene (also known as perc). It was revealed, however, that exposure to perc could cause a variety of negative health effects. Humans who breath in the fumes from perc, or have skin contact with the solution, are put at further risk. The chemical also has the potential to harm the environment by contaminating soil, air and water.
Some businesses made the move away from this unsafe practice and started engaging in greener chemicals for dry cleaning. However, not all dry cleaners made the shift. And not all businesses actively engage in an eco-approach. So, the task of finding a sustainable dry cleaner nearby fell to the consumer.
How do I know if my dry cleaner is using dangerous chemicals?
This might sound obvious, but the best way to know what your clothes are cleaned with is to simply ask. A good business will be transparent and tell the truth. And a great dry cleaner will be one step ahead of you to offer information. This can often be sought via their website, social media, or Google.
Thanks to health and safety training, the Pride Dry Cleaning team are aware of the dangers associated with harmful chemicals, such as perc. And, we are happy to pass this information on to any interested customers.
If your current dry cleaner nearby is unable to provide an honest response in relation to the products used, we recommend making the switch. We’re always open to new customers 😉
If not perc, what chemicals are used?
Health is our number one priority at Pride Dry Cleaning. We ensure that our business isn’t causing any damage to our team, customers, or the planet. To stay true to being a sustainable dry cleaner nearby, we make an active effort to pursue safer, efficient cleaning methods and solutions.
One of the more popular alternatives to perc is hydrocarbon, a solution we use here at Pride.
The option is a lot less hard-hitting than perc, so it’s better for the environmental and people in contact with it. We are proud to remain the dry cleaner nearby with a quick turnaround.
Pride Dry Cleaning’s approach: wet cleaning
At Pride Dry Cleaning our service features wet cleaning practices. It may sound strange, but it's not as crazy as it sounds! Wet cleaning is an alternative to common commercial laundry practices, water combined with dry cleaning based chemicals to clean your clothes.
It’s the preferred cleaning method in most parts of Europe!
This approach is very gentle on the garments, and the environment. It’s a win-win!