ABOUT THE CLEAN STORE
THE GREENER DRY CLEANER
At the Clean Store we are committed to being a steward to the environment.
From the start, The Clean Store has been focused on giving you excellent service and cleaning, and value, in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Beginning with the type of cleaning solution we use in our dry cleaning processes to the biodegradable poly bags we put on your freshly cleaned and pressed items, we care about the long lasting impact these
choices will make, well past next season’s new fashions.
Thinking Green starts with the cleaning process. Most dry cleaners use Perchlorethylene (PERC), a harmful solvent, to dry clean clothes. At The
Clean Store, we clean clothes using Hydrocarbon, and Professional Wet Cleaning.
The advantages of Hydrocarbon cleaning are:
- It’s biodegradable and is similar to the type of hydrocarbon used in hand sanitizer.
- Can be used with many sensitive fabrics and trim (unlike harsher perc).
- Your clothes will be odorless, and will not have that chemical smell.
Many customers say this is better for their allergies and their children.
- Hydrocarbon is gentler on your clothes, helping them last longer.
It’s more than just the cleaning solution:
- We seek out and use the best and most environmentally friendly detergents.
- Our state of the art barcode system greatly reduces the need for paper tags.
- We use biodegradable poly to cover your garments, or your can purchase our Green Garmento bags for regular use.
- We not only recycle hangers, we also give our customers special hanger boxes to make it easy for them to participate.
- Our pickup and delivery van was chosen for its fuel efficiency.
At the heart of communities are small family owned businesses. As one of those, we are committed to being caring community members.
Since our first year of business, we have coordinated a coat and jacket drive through One Warm Coat. To date we have collected (with the help of our wonderful customers), cleaned, and delivered nearly 500 coats! We make sure that each coat donated is ready to be worn by its new owner.
We also donate our services, as well as certificates for raffles & silent auctions for PTOs, Schools, Little Leagues, Churches, organizations that protect animals, and more.
A partial list of organizations we have helped:
Tredyffrin Easttown Music Parents Organization (TEMPO), Devon Elementary PTO, K.D.Markley Elementary School PTO, Good Samaritan Day School, Saints Peter and Paul, Villa Maria Academy High School, Hillside Elementary PTO, Collegium Charter School, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Pals For Life, Berwyn Paoli Area Little League (BPALL), United Way of Chester County, Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House, and St. Joseph’s Church in Coatesville.
Mission Statement – Our philosophy is simple; to treat our customers like family, to care for their clothes as if they were our own, all the while keeping in mind our environmental impact.
We are committed to making your clothes look their best so that you will feel great wearing them!
ABOUT THE FAMILY BUSINESS
Prior to buying TCS and converting it into The Clean Store in 2013, owner Jason Feldman had worked in the financial services industry for 15 years with a focus on giving excellent customer service in all aspects of customer relationships.
While the business already had well trained cleaning staff handing the day to day operations of the store, it was this focus on giving the customer quality work and a great experience, that he brought in the first day. Since that time, we have immersed ourselves in all aspects of the cleaning process, going to extensive training with the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute (the premier cleaning organization). Additionally, we partner with other high quality cleaners all over the country, and regularly attend seminars and conventions to learn best practices, and keep up with the most up to date innovations in the garment and textile care industry.
Helping him keep things clean, is his wife and two teen boys, making this truly a family business.