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Latest information on Dry Cleaning - Written by Logan N. & Isaiah

Blog #1​

July 30th, 2019

Dry Cleaning your Curtains & Drapes can save you money & time delegation by protecting the best quality drapes you pick out one time. This is a sure way to guarantee you agency over the health & longevity of your drapes & curtains.

Blog #2 Sept 16th - 2019

Dry Cleaning is a service that provides agency over your appearance, time-delegation & safety by entrusting skilled trades-people to dedicate knowledge & time resulting in the highest quality results at a reasonable agreed upon price. In recent years local dry cleaners have been adding cameras to keep better track of orders, more than 80% of the industry has some form of digital data entry. With larger soft-ware developing creating Point of Sale Systems & standardization cloud based software. Most of the firms remain as small single store front operations. Demand for Quick service increasing & many companies offering 2-3 days service of less. 

Blog #3 December 2nd 2019

"So, what are these toxins exactly and what fabrics are they in? Let’s break down what they are and how they could affect you:

1. Acrylic fabrics have dimethylformamide in them, which the CDC says, after interacting directly with skin “can cause liver damage and other adverse health effects.” These effects have caused the people who manufacture acrylic fabrics to have to wear protective clothing just to touch the clothing they’re making.

2. Azo dyes are very common synthetic dyes used for coloring clothes, leather and textiles. They also release amines ― a compound derived from ammonia ― that increased the risk of bladder cancer among German dye factory workers who had regular exposure to it. Instead look for products made with natural dyes.

3. Phthalates are found in a lot of fast fashion, specifically DEHP and DINP, and sometimes BBP (you aren’t likely to see any of them listed on a label, so you don’t even need to remember these acronyms). They’re found in things like plastic raincoats, artificial leather and waterproof clothing. Phthalates are endocrine disrupters and have been linked to adverse reproductive effects in male rodents. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has not determined whether phthalates are carcinogenic to humans.

4. Nanosilver is used as an antimicrobial agent to inhibit odor-causing bacteria in clothing. Early research with lab rats has found that silver nanoparticles can get into the brain and kill brain cells over time. The risk assessment for babies chewing on fabrics with nanosilver could possibly result in harmful exposures, but it hasn’t been thoroughly tested to glean whether that’s true of all cases or what those harmful exposures would be.

5. Anything that touts itself as static resistant, stain resistant, flame retardant, or wrinkle-free is often treated with formaldehyde, perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) like Teflon, nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) and nonylphenols (NPs), or triclosan, according to The IFD Council, the world’s leading modest fashion and design council representing the Islamic economy. NPEs and NPs are absorbable through the skin and have been shown to be associated with reproductive and developmental effects in rodents, though studies in humans are inconclusive. Studies on factory workers who are exposed to triclosan suggest that regular exposure may contribute to increased cancer risk. Though, the Mayo Clinic says evidence is not strong enough to recommend avoiding this product.

Okay, by now you may find yourself suddenly getting itchy and wanting to purge your closet. Before you do that, we have some good news: There a lot of other fabrics that don’t have any icky things in them that you can wear in good faith.

Those include: cotton, silk, organic wool, hemp, alpaca, angora, camel, cashmere, mohair, flax, ramie, and aluyot. While chemicals can certainly also be found on so-called natural fabrics, they are less prevalent. Also, just because you’re wearing less harmful fabrics doesn’t mean you need to compromise price. There are plenty of brands doing great things in the way of cutting cost, not quality."

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