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FTC Care Label Roundtable Discussion on March 28, 2014

FTC Care Label Roundtable Discussion on March 28, 2014

We were at the FTC Care Label Roundtable discussions on Friday, March 28, 2014. This time, there was no government shut-down! I was seated at the first panel, as the Secretary of the Professional Wet Cleaners Associations,  and my senior colleague and President, Mr. Gus Chang, sat on the third panel. It was an honor and privilege to be able to speak at the Federal level about our process and how successful it is. Here are some links to the FTC website as well. You can check their website often for updates.   http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2014/03/care-labeling-rule-ftc-roundtable http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/02/ftc-host-roundtable-proposed-changes-its-care-labeling-rule    ...

Professional Wet Cleaning Video Interview: Thousand Oaks, CA

Many people may not know this but Press On Cleaners is a Demo site for Professional Wet Cleaning in Northern California which is coordinated by UCLA’s Sustainable Technology and Policy Program. When we or our colleagues host a workshop, it allows other dry cleaners to come and see our system and to also bring their garments to see for themselves firsthand how effective wet cleaning is. In August, we visited one of our fellow Wet Cleaners in Thousand Oaks, California. James and I were interviewed for the video so you’ll see us in it too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2z_ySLcMHk&feature=youtu.be   Here’s a link to their website: http://stpp.ucla.edu/node/367  ...
MAC Event 2013

MAC Event 2013

      We are very honored and proud to have finished another successful event cleaning MAC’s special event performance garments this past weekend at the Hillsdale Shopping Center from October 24~ October 27th. This year’s theme was “Divine Night” and all the dancers looked fabulous! Their dancing and singing was pulsating and upbeat enough to make every passer-byer stop to watch. Last year’s performance was fun too with a ’50s/60s theme of poodle skirt type dresses and bouffant hairdos. This year, the men wore gold leather jackets and black pants while the women wore black and beige chiffon dresses. The lead singer wore a black dress with gold beading. Here are a few pictures I thought we could share. We can’t wait to see next year’s theme!...

2013 Baby Expo Hillsdale

We hosted a booth for the first time at this year’s Baby Expo at the Hillsdale Shopping Center on Sunday, October 6th. Since we are still the only 100% dedicated and Green Business Certified Dry Cleaner in San Mateo City and County, we thought expectant Mommies would be interested to know that it is possible to have their garments cleaned in a truly non-toxic dry cleaner....
FTC Care Label Hearing Trip to Washington, D.C.

FTC Care Label Hearing Trip to Washington, D.C.

I was very honored and excited to be chosen as a panelist, being the Secretary of the Professional Wetcleaners Associations (PWA), at one of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Roundtable Hearings scheduled for October 1st regarding the Care Label Rule. James, my colleagues from CA, and I were all ready and sitting in our hotel on the eve of Sunday, September 30th, anxiously watching the TV as the countdown to a possible government shutdown seemed inevitable. Alas, at midnight, CNN and other news stations across the country announced that it was so. Despite the postponement of the hearing, we decided to still stop by the FTC building. We took some pictures and then headed out to a brief bus tour of DC. Many federal offices and departments were closed so we were only able to take pictures from a distance at many monumental places. Nonetheless, it was a very memorable and special trip. I cannot wait to see when the re-scheduling will be. It looks like we will be heading to DC again…      ...
December 2012 Wet Cleaning Workshop

December 2012 Wet Cleaning Workshop

On Sunday, December 9, 2012, we hosted a Wet Cleaning Workshop from 1~3:30 pm. This is the 2nd workshop we have hosted at our store. We enjoy hosting and opening our store to other dry cleaners who are contemplating about converting from solvent usage to professional wet cleaning. I’ve even given a few tours to our curious clients who wanted to see the inside world of an actual plant in operation.   For me, it’s always interesting to hear every cleaner’s story and their situation and what brings them to a wet cleaning...