1000 Flowers for the Planet - #583 Find an Eco Dry Cleaner
Ordinary dry cleaners clean your clothes using Perchloroethylene, a powerful chemical with a powerful smell that can be harmful to you and the environment. It's not particularly good for people who work in these dry cleaning businesses either. If we speak with our feet and our finances by seeking out green dry cleaning businesses that are environmentally aware and use harmless cleaning methods, we can eventually reduce the amount of destructive chemicals being used to clean our clothes. Also have a think about whether you truly need to use a dry cleaner. It’s quite possible you can clean your garment yourself by hand washing it. My daughter’s debutante gown was a straightforward polyester fabric with a ‘dry clean only’ tag, but it washed perfectly fine in the washing machine at home. There’s a better way to treat the environment and that’s by making the effort to find an eco dry cleaner in your area, promote their green business, and let’s help the planet breathe more easily.