In the UK, over 90% of dry cleaners use the chemical solvent Perchloroethylene (Perc) to clean your clothes. Perc is a very unpleasant chemical – it has been shown to cause cancer, damages unborn foetuses, and doesn’t break down easily in the environment. It’s already been banned in France and Germany.
At LaundryRepublic, we’re proud to say we don’t use Perc. Instead, we use safe, environmentally-friendly dry cleaning alternatives, such as the Miele WetCare system and Intense® dry cleaning solvent. These methods are better for your clothes and for the environment.
We use state-of-the-art equipment to clean and press your clothes. This results in excellent quality, but also helps to reduce water and energy usage. For example, our German-made steam generator is the best on the market, and is up to 97% energy efficient.
LaundryRepublic operates a clothes recycling and donation scheme on behalf of our charity partner, Scope. Thanks to our customers’ generosity we have now collected over 5,000 kg of donated clothing for our charity partner Scope since we started working together in 2012, raising over £50,000 from sales in their charity shops. Scope uses this money to support disabled people and their families, providing residential care, supported independent living schemes, short breaks, and employment and training. You can find out more about our work with Scope on their website, here: www.scope.org.uk