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Feb 28

March’s PROPS Partner is Austin Zoo!

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Allow us to introduce you to our wonderful new friends and Props Partners at Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary.  Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is currently home to over 300 animals which were once in need of rescue or rehabilitation, and it is their continuing commitment to provide a safe, healthy habitat and excellent care for each animal for the rest of its days.  With its beautiful setting in the Texas Hill Country, a unique approach to educating visitors and outstanding care for all of its residents, Austin Zoo truly is a sanctuary for animals and Austinites alike- we hope you will come and support them!  Ecoclean will proudly donate five percent of profits from every garment dropped off on a Wednesday in the month of March to Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary.

Feb 28

Do you love SXSW? Do you love reducing waste and creating art?!?

This Austin dry-cleaning alternative loves the sound of all that!

SpinFish Event Waste DiversionSXSW works with Spinfish in order to reduce their waste.  The organization’s goal is to reduce event-waste by 90%!  That is one awesome goal!

Might you be able to use some of these materials?  They include: cardboard (large sheets, boxes, tubes), vinyl-banners, foam-core, promo-gifts and wood pallets. 
All you have to do is email Spinfish in order to inquire about picking up these materials after SX is all said and done.  

If you want FIRST DIBS on these materials, you’ll want to volunteer!  You will help sort and organize in three-hour shifts between 8am-8pm on March 12th, 13th and 14th. 
Again, just shoot them an email to reserve a spot! 

 

Feb 24

Springtime fashion is here!

Green dry cleaning isn’t the only trend in our fair city; the weather is getting warmer and it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer fashion!  We are stoked about what hit the runways this season…we hope you will be, too!  Here are a few shopping tips from your friendly, local cleaners:

Be-dazzling!  Jewels, jewels, jewels are in!!  Grab some gorgeous, gem-embellished garments and flaunt that bling.

Slip into Something Beautiful!  Simple, grunge-era slip dresses are back!  And we love ‘em because they are oh-so-cool under that hot, Texas sun.

Beauty With an Edge!  You don’t have to frequent bike night at Doc’s to rock a biker jacket this season- look for one in a fun, feminine color and feel free to cruise, no matter what your ride is!  Remember, make it faux-leather so that EcoClean will be able to clean it!

Where can you buy edgy, unique items locally in Austin?  We’ll link ya to it!
http://www.shop512.com/Clothing.html

Feb 21

Wet-cleaning symbol on care labels?

 

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           California has been working to ban “perc” from use by the year 2023.  Environmental activists have been working to gain more ground in reducing the use of dry cleaning by pressuring the Federal Trade Commission to include professional wet-cleaning to the care labels.  Because wet-cleaning is a newer process with specialized machinery, it can be a bit expensive for a cleaners to make the switch, which is why the FTC is a bit hesitant, they would want more people to have access to a reputable wet-cleaners.  But, this option will open up consumers to feel more comfortable taking their clothing in to be wet-cleaned instead of dry-cleaned, since there can be some hesitancy when the label only says dry-clean.   Please follow the link below for more information!

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/20/environmentalists-want-to-eliminate-dry-clean-only-labels/

Feb 10

Our February 2014 PROPS Partner is ANY BABY CAN!

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Any Baby Can is a child and family resource center providing a vast array of needs to central texas children and families. Nearly 100 social workers, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and counselors work together to provide EVERY child a fair chance.

Any Baby Can improves the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services. They serve a range of clients including pregnant women, at-risk families, and children with health issues, and walk the journey with moms like Angela in creating a bright future:

When Angela found out she was pregnant, she was scared and alone. “I didn’t have anybody,” she says. Even still, when Angela learned about Any Baby Can, she was hesitant. “I was shy and resentful; I had too much pride and thought I didn’t want the help. But I was so happy when I found Any Baby Can. They taught me everything about being pregnant and going through delivery. They prepared me for being a mother. It’s amazing how much they help.” Read the rest of Angela’s story and visit their Programs and Services page to learn about the many ways that Any Baby Can is helping our community.

5% of EcoClean’s revenue every Wednesday of February will be donated directly to Any Baby Can.  Please help us support this powerful organization by bringing in your garments and household items to be cleaned on Wednesday’s this month!