Our environmental & social commitment
Safe methods we have implemented and organizations we support
Respect thy Mother
WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED METHODS THAT DON'T POLLUTE THE EARTH
Dry cleaning is a term applied to washing fabrics in a liquid other than water. Using water as the washing agent, like what most of us do in our homes, is termed wet cleaning. Legend has it that dry cleaning was discovered accidentally in France during the late 1800’s. Apparently, someone spilled turpentine on a tablecloth with set-in stains, and every stain the turpentine touched came clean.
Thus, the idea of “dry cleaning” fabric in a liquid other than water was born. Turpentine and other petroleum-based solvents used in early dry cleaning were flammable at relatively low temperatures and gave off vapors that were dangerous to breathe. These two issues remain of concern with most of today’s dry cleaning fluids. In the 1950’s, Perchloroethylene (or perc) was introduced as a “safer” alternative because it had no flashpoint, eliminating fire hazards. It rapidly became the industry’s solvent of choice and for decades, dry cleaners used and disposed of perc without concern.
Then in the 1970’s and 1980’s, perc’s serious health and environmental risks came to light. Many regulatory and industry safeguards were introduced, but it was too late. Contamination from unsafe practices had already taken place, costing the dry cleaning industry a great deal of money and deeply staining its reputation.
We use bio-degradable garment bags that are made from 50% recycled plastic.
The secret is the sand
WHY WE ARE SO GENTLE ON CLOTHES AND SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Lucky Ducky Foundation
LEADING SAN DIEGO IN CARING FOR ITS MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS
Funding and activating high-impact homelessness programs
LNDRY has partnered with the Lucky Duck Foundation (LDF) to support their efforts to fund and activate high-impact programs throughout San Diego City and County that alleviate the suffering of homelessness. Since 2005, the LDF has successfully raised funds and awareness for various charitable causes. and since 2017, LDF has concentrated its efforts on addressing homelessness.
In partnering with LDF, LNDRY will pick up any clothing or shoes you wish to donate from your home or designated location and deliver them to homeless service providers throughout the City & County to support employment and education seekers and more.
LNDRY will provide each interested Client with a special Lucky Duck Foundation LNDRY bag that can be requested on the LNDRY website or App. Just tap the app to request a pick-up and we will remove these from your possession, clean them, and put them to great use. What a great way to do something good while making your closet happy!