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By Ron Benjamin Is the term “sustainable dry cleaning” an oxymoron?  We think not based upon all of the following: It’s been said that ideas are the natural born enemy of the way things are.   And of course, given that, it is the consumer who is...

By Garry Knox Another day, another trip around the Johnson Cleaners Technical Centre, in Rugby England. It’s always an eye opener for UK retailers to visit this site and the feedback is always excellent. On this occasion the visitors were Charles Tyrwhitt, Jigsaw, and SGS. Whilst taking in...

A New Kind Of Shopping By: Aaron Newport Here is an interesting concept from a marketing perspective, as well as a consumer perspective. Millions of consumers are shopping on Amazon daily. In some zip codes you can purchase your produce on Amazon and have it delivered to...

Making a Case for Sustainability By: Joe Blaha The message of enhancing sustainability should resonate within this industry and especially for the GreenEarth family. Let’s face it, GreenEarth Affiliates all took a “leap of faith” when they moved away from the traditional solvents to GreenEarth silicone over the...

Roll out the Green Carpet! By: Garry Knox Ethics and sustainability are words that are often used in most businesses including the Fashion business. But is this a tick box exercise or are there organizations that truly have a sense or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in...

Relative Sustainability By: Ron Benjamin What’s the most sustainable way to wash something? What method of washing causes the least impact to our planet and its people? In actuality, the answer to those two questions is relative. It depends on what is being washed. ...

Blue and Green can be seen! How one company is looking at a Green solution for a typically blue product, by Sustainability Director Garry Knox. Earlier this year I wrote a blog about the average consumer water footprint and what the main contributory factors were and that...

The New Retail - Where will your next Drycleaning Location be? By: Tim Maxwell With 2015 looking like a year of net sale increases for drycleaners reporting to the American Drycleaner Magazine's "Statshots" feature, it appears that the downward trend in sales that many businesses in drycleaning...

The Digital World Part II By:Aaron Newport We have all seen them, popping up here and there. It seems like every other week I read about a new Dry Cleaning app that has just hit the surface; Washio, Starchup, Rinse, Dhobie, DRYV, and that is just to...

“Minding Your Own Business” By Joe Blaha. I happened to be reading the summer newsletter from the PDCA (Pennsylvania and Delaware Cleaners Association) and came across a column (with the title I borrowed above), written by Ricardo Gonzalez, the DLI (Drycleaning and Laundry Institute) Web Developer....

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