22 Feb '14, 9am

Is This The End of Dry Clean Only Labels?

Is This The End of Dry Clean Only Labels?

An environmentally-friendly alternative to dry clean only instructions, wet cleaning, could soon be showing up on our care labels. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in an effort to reduce environmental and social health impacts, will hold a public roundtable discussion on March 28, 2014 about the expansion of clothing care labels to include wet cleaning. “This suggests that the vast majority of garments currently labeled ‘dry clean’ or ‘dry clean only’ could be labeled with a wet cleaning instruction,” the Coalition for Clean Air says. What is better about wet cleaning? Professional wet cleaning services actually use less water than dry clean methods, and save on energy, detergents and soaps. Plus, delicate fabric like wool, silk and leather can still undergo professional wet cleaning processes. More over, dry cleaning is a dirty businesses full of toxic chemicals. The m...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/is-this-the-end-of-dry-clean-only-lab...

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