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Tide Dry Cleaners Opens With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 12:15

Tide Dry Cleaners Opens Its Doors With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tide Dry Cleaners, located at 26 Morris Turnpike in Summit, celebrated its grand opening recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony coordinated by The Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Joining owner …

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International Council of Shopping Centers

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 15:19

International Council of Shopping Centers National Conference, New York, NY, Dec 8-9, 2015

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By: Tim Maxwell

It was my pleasure to attend this year’s International Council of Shopping Centers National Conference at the Javitz Center in New York this past …

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MW Cares Toy Drive for Angels

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 15:18

MW Cleaners recently held its 2015 MW Cares Toy Drive for Angels, benefiting the Houston Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. During the drive, more than 1,000 toys were collected from generous customers of its 37 area MW Cleaners locations. Staff …

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Community Good Doing by GreenEarth Member

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 16:22

Fazio Cleaners & Foster Care Counts Team Up to Collect Clothing Donations for Young Adults in their community in Foster Care This Holiday Season

Los Angeles, CA December 07, 2015

Fazio Cleaners, Southern California’s premier dry cleaner, is teaming up …

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Storefront Appeal

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 16:44

How Does Your Storefront Look?

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By: Aaron Newport

With the Holiday season among us and the millions of shoppers who will be out and about passing by your storefront, it is a good time to take notice. In the hustle …

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War On Waste

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 16:28

British TV channel takes on fashion and sustainability

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By: Garry Knox

There has been a huge focus in the UK (and probably around the world) about how much food gets wasted by supermarkets and their customers.

A recent episode of …

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California Water Restrictions

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 16:07

Xeros Helps Californian Businesses Comply With Draught Restrictions

California is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts on record and as a result the state has passed mandatory restrictions on water use and expects businesses to cut consumption by 20% …

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Students Help With Coat Drive

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 13:52

Dry-cleaning Students Help With Annual Winter Coat Drive

Story by MCVTS East Brunswick Campus

 

More than 200 winter coats for the needy and homeless were prepared for

distribution by dry-cleaning students in the School of Career Development on the…

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Sustainable Dry-cleaning

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:21

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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, …

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Further Retailer Interest in GreenEarth

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:59

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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 …

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Nature’s Touch Keeping Busy

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 09:55

Salvador “Salvy” Perez’s “Gatorade Baths” are a soggy tradition that have fans asking Royals announcer Joel Goldberg one question:

“How is your dry cleaning bill?”

KCTV5’s Emily Rittman talked to the local business in charge of salvaging Gatorade and champagne …

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A New Kind Of Shopping

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 17:23

A New Kind Of Shopping

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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 …

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OXXO Care Cleaners® Expands

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:22

OXXO Care Cleaners®, a 24/7 eco-friendly dry cleaning business, is announcing new growth expectations for its franchise program today.

Since initiating its franchising efforts in 2002, OXXO Care Cleaners® has expanded to nearly 40 locations worldwide with a strong …

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Making a Case for Sustainability

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:23

Making a Case for Sustainability

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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 …

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Roll out the Green Carpet!

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:08

Roll out the Green Carpet!

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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 …

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SGS PARTNERS WITH GREENEARTH

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 13:24

SGS PARTNERS WITH GREENEARTH TO OFFER ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DRY CLEANING ASSESSMENT
SEPTEMBER 07, 2015

“SGS”, in partnership with GreenEarth Cleaning LLC, is pleased to announce the new SGS Global Softlines garment dry cleaning testing service using the GreenEarth dry …

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Relative Sustainability

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:37

Relative Sustainability

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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 …

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Lapels Popping Up Everywhere

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:38

Lapels Popping Up Everywhere

There have been several news stories come across my desk in the last week or so, headline reading, “Lapels Opens New Location”. This is great new for the dry cleaning industy, and we are happy to …

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Blue and Green can be seen!

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 15:06

Blue and Green can be seen!

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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 production of food and fibre were those main contributory factors.

Now there is a fashion retailer who has come up with a Green solution to Blue jeans, to create a positive impact on water usage in manufacturing!

It’s always good to have a great pair of jeans and it’s even better to do something great for the planet. “Patagonia Jeans” has launched its new jeans collection in three styles and more importantly the cotton is organic and the sewing is ‘Fairtrade’ approved.

Not only are they manufactured by using 84% less water (a great way to reduce the consumer water footprint) but also 30% less energy, leading to C02 emissions dropping by 25%.

After several years of research, they have achieved this by looking for an alternative to the traditional indigo dying method.

Here’s hoping that not only others will follow in their foot steps but recommendations for GreenEarth® as a more sustainable form of garment aftercare become part of the agenda too!

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Lapels Opens New Location

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 14:44

“Lapels Dry Cleaning Opens Another Massachusetts Store”

Owner says Kingston store is southernmost in state

KINGSTON, Mass. — The Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise opened a store here earlier this month at 150 Summer St. in a location previously known as Kingston Dry Cleaners.

“Lapels Dry Cleaning has had a presence on the South Shore for several years, but the Kingston store is the southernmost store to date,” says Kimberly Wilkinson, owner of Lapels Dry Cleaning of Kingston. “Lapels Dry Cleaning has been very well received at other locations on the South Shore, and we’re confident of a similar result here in Kingston.”

Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly drycleaning experience over the past dozen years, the franchisor says. Most recently, it signed a partnership agreement with GreenEarth® for its newer locations like Lapels Dry Cleaning of Kingston. Lapels claims its cleaning process leaves no odor and is gentler on clothes, thus lengthening garment life.

Lapels’ emphasis on customer service starts with a “warm and inviting reception area, with friendly customer service representatives, and alteration services,” the franchisor says. Lapels offers “Automatic Rewards,” with patrons earning credit toward free dry cleaning for every dollar they spend; loyalty programs; a VIP program that eliminates the need to wait in line; the use of a 24-hour drop-off service; and free home delivery to all customers. Same-day service is available with pickup after 5 p.m.

Lapels Dry Cleaning of Kingston is open seven days a week; hours of operation vary.

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