By: Garry Knox Global testing house SGS has recently published a news article on its website about the performance of Silicone-based dry cleaning versus Perc. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company and are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, operating a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS, in partnership with GreenEarth Cleaning LLC, has developed
In the GreenEarth Neighborhood By: Joe Blaha Your local GreenEarth dry cleaner is among the few remaining truly sustainable neighborhood businesses, where people are interacting face -to- face and enjoying a positive personalized experience. Most everyone lives or works nearby and stopping by the cleaners is a regular part of life’s routine. While technology also has its place in the dry cleaning business, the majority of the time it is the opportunity to deal directly with one another on
Sartorial Science By: Tara Clark First introduced to the public in 1951, polyester, that magical material that need not be ironed, revolutionised fast fashion. It became the burger and fries of the clothing industry; cheap to produce, cheap to purchase and easy to care for. Production boomed for decades, and the 1970s saw polyester hit its peak. While it has lost some of its popularity since its heyday, polyester is a fabric that we will continue to wear for a long time to come. Along with poly
Dry Cleaning: SGS Compares GreenEarth and Perc. (full article here) Besides environmental considerations, the ability to effectively clean clothes is an important factor to consider when using solvent alternatives. The solvent should not cause the fabric or garment to unnecessarily fade, bleed colour, change in dimensions (shrinkage), weaken or damage trims and still be effective at cleaning and removing stains. To examine silicone-based dry cleaning as an effective alternative for replacing &ld
Kate Takes a Leaf Out of Canada’s Book By: Garry Knox The official visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (better known as William & Kate) to Canada, has not been without its headlines. From protests to pumps, it certainly has kept the world and its media talking. The new dynamic of the ‘cute’ factor, bringing the Children along (the couple’s first official visit with both children) has been a big focus and certainly grabbed some initial headlines. However, the l
Go Green This Fall By: Aaron Newport The leaves are turning and the nights are getting cooler, grab a hoodie and light the fire pit. As we step into fall, there are plenty of daily activities we can be conscience of in order to remain green, even as the leaves out side do not. Every little bit counts so keep these five behaviors in mind as you enjoy the fall weather over the next couple of months. Turn your thermostat down. The perfect temperature for your heating system to work most efficientl
Fashion Cleaners Earns Eco-Friendly Honors Receives Top Worldwide Sustainability Award at CINET Global Best Practices event OMAHA, Neb. — Fashion Cleaners received the Top Worldwide Sustainability Award at the 2016 Global Best Practices Awards program earlier this summer, the dry cleaner reports. The award was presented by CINET, International Committee of Textile Care, the global textile industry organization representing professional textile care businesses, during Texcare International
GreenEarth Affiliate Enviroclean out of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, CA is in the news again. This time for the work they are doing to piece their community back together. It was the largest wildfire evacuation in Albertan history. When the Horse River Fire swept through the town of Fort McMurray in May, about 80,000 residents left the city right before flames destroyed approximately 2,400 homes and buildings. Many Canadians couldn’t return for a month; others will still have to wait many more
A Green NFL By: Ron Benjamin Football season is back! And with it comes the NFL’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Over the past couple of years, the NFL has been greening up their efforts. Primary visibility surrounds their Super Bowl environmental program consisting of four main initiatives: Solid waste management/recycling The specific goal of this initiative is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills. Prepared food recovery All extra prepared food from Super Bowl ev
Congratulations to GreenEarth Co-Founder Jim Douglas for winning California Cleaners Association’s Dry Cleaner Of The Year Award! He began his dry cleaning career in California in 1969. He was co-owner and served as president of his company from 1988 to 1998. At the time it was the largest drycleaning plant in the United States, serving as many as 115 locations from a single plant. He was using Stoddard solvent back then and knew of its demise, so he worked with other solvents coming into

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