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AWGS Partners with Arbor Day Foundation

Organization will support a tree planting for each gown preservation

ORANGE, Conn. —  The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS), a not-for-profit trade association of cleaners in nine countries who focus on caring for specialty gowns and luxury garments,  recently announced that it has established a RestorationFundTM and will help provide support to the Arbor Day Foundation in planting a tree in a forest that needs it for each gown its members preserve.

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation is the world’s largest member nonprofit dedicated to planting trees. Together with their members, partners, and programs, they have helped plant more than 500 million trees in neighborhoods, communities, cities, and forests throughout the world.

In its announcement, AWGS says it has a long tradition of eco-friendly commitment. 

“Our Association was the first to try to calculate the carbon footprint of cleaning and preserving the wedding gown from travel to and from one of our members to the cleaning of the gown and the manufacture of the wedding chest to preserve the gown,” says AWGS President Kyle Matthews of Janet Davis Cleaners in Berkley, Michigan. “In 2009 we began funding reforestation projects worldwide, and our MuseumCareTMpreservations are unique with regard to our concern for our environment.”

Established in 1987, the Association, a not-for-profit trade association with members in nine countries, is a network of cleaners who specialize in the care of wedding gowns, specialty garments, and other fine fabrics. The Association’s mission is to empower members with the knowledge, resources, and support needed to excel in this specialized field

AWGS Partners with Arbor Day Foundation

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