About Miss Tulips Green Dry Cleaner

James and Avy recently moved to the Okanagan to take over this existing business on 559 Bernard Ave. in downtown Kelowna, and they decided it was high time they “go green”.

Having moved from Malaysia last year and with 25 years’ experience running businesses there, we chose the beautiful Okanagan to settle in and we want to do our part to reduce harm to the environment.

That’s why we bought a new hi-tech, energy-saving machine, which doesn’t use the usual solvent that many dry cleaners use, “PERC”. We use a biodegradable solvent and EM Soap that won’t contaminate the groundwater and kills bacteria and odours.

This change is especially good for those who have allergies or those who want to get rid of pesky pet hair and smells.    
Although the management is new, there has been a drycleaner at this same downtown location since 1968!

Green Dry Cleaning – Being the Change
At Miss Tulips we use EM (Effective Microorganism) Technology (from Japan) with our Green Dry Cleaning process.

Quality Cleaning That’s Better For You
Those hard-working little “EMs” remove any embarrassing static cling, offensive odours, as well as lint and wrinkles.

A Safer Workplace for Our Employees
EM Soap helps to protect our employees in their working environment. There is no sludge formation and environmental pollution is further reduced. EM Soap is a non-polluting pure soap and does not contain any hazardous chemicals or waste products.

Remove Germs, Pests and Odours
Those microorganisms form an environment in which harmful bacteria cannot grow and this removes any odours that may have otherwise been on your garments and other items.

Dry Cleaning – The (Old) Conventional Way
Contrary to what its name implies, dry cleaning actually involves washing clothes in a liquid solvent to clean and remove stains. Many dry cleaning shops use perchloroethylene (or "perc"), a chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers both a health and environmental hazard. “Perc” is hazardous for people who work in drycleaning shops or bring home dry cleaned clothes.

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Perc can also get into our air, water, and soil during the cleaning, purification, and waste disposal phases of dry cleaning, according to the EPA.

In 2007, the California Air Resources Board adopted the Airborne Toxic Control Measure to phase out dry cleaners' use of perchloroethylene, or perc. As part of the ban on perc dry cleaning, the French government also plans to removes 4800 perchlorethylene machines across the country.

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