How many dress shirts do you dry clean every week?
A: I wash and press them myself.
B: Just a few
C: My frequent dry cleaning punch card is full
ANSWER: It’s well-known that dry cleaning is bad for the environment. Almost 95% of traditional dry cleaners use a chemical called Perc, which is a solvent to get all the stains and spots out of clothes. Perc, unfortunately, is a carcinogen which has been linked to bladder and cervical cancer and eye, nose, throat and skin irritations. Even freshly dry cleaned clothes brought home, the perc residue can continue to offset into your own home. And not to mention the waste of plastic bags and wire hangers for your clothes.
The solution isn’t wrinkled shirts: It’s machine washable wrinkle-resistant shirts. 100%
cotton dress shirts are woven with a resin---which gives the fabric
“memory”---which minimizes wrinkles and gives it a smooth appearance
after washing. Many dress shirts are now made
with this technology, so you can wash them in energy-efficient cold
water at home along with an eco-friendly detergent. No more dry cleaning and always perfect wrinkle-free shirts.