In today’s world, more and more businesses are eco-friendly. Light bulbs are now energy-efficient. Grocery stores are reducing the number of plastic bags they use. Even whole homes are built to be eco-friendly.
For years, the dry cleaning industry used toxic chemicals in its processes. No one questioned it. Today, many dry cleaners still use the old way to clean clothes.
Perchloroethylene or “perc” has also been part of the dry cleaning industry. In perc-based dry cleaning, clothes are placed in a large machine resembling a washing machine, soaked in perc and detergent, and then heat dried. While effective at removing oil-based and other stains, perc is a known carcinogen and ground water contaminant. If your dry cleaner still uses perc in its processes, chances are their other cleaning methods are outdated, too.
At Mulberrys, we removed perc from our processes because of its damaging and harmful effects. Our award-winning dry cleaning and stain removal experts use biodegradable, non-toxic, non-hazardous cleaning agents that ensure that our environment and your body stay toxin-free, also known as eco-friendly dry cleaning.
We even took it a step further and became a carbon-neutral company. Mulberrys contributes zero new carbon to the atmosphere. We purchase wind power, invest in LED light and other energy-saving operations, and provide funding for carbon offset renewable energy projects.
Why should you put your clothes, you, and the earth at risk?
If your dry cleaner is not making eco-friendly processes a part of their business, then it may be time to think about trying a new dry cleaner.
Why use an outdated dry cleaner? The only way to dry clean your wardrobe is to use the environmentally-friendly way.
You’re important. Your clothes are important. The earth is important.