OMAHA, Neb. — Fashion Cleaners received the Top Worldwide Sustainability Award at the 2016 Global Best Practices Awards program earlier this summer, the dry cleaner reports.
The award was presented by CINET, International Committee of Textile Care, the global textile industry organization representing professional textile care businesses, during Texcare International in Frankfurt, Germany.
This honor reflects Fashion Cleaners’ leading-edge business approach in the areas of eco-friendly processing, automation, tracking, and marketing, the company notes.
“Dry cleaning is an important consumer service,” says Kermit Engh, owner of Fashion Cleaners. “However, it’s an industry in which operations can be harshly criticized due to outdated practices utilizing harsh chemicals. When we acquired Fashion Cleaners more than 20 years ago, it was with the determination to offer this important service, but in a new way that isn’t harmful to people and the environment.”
Fashion Cleaners was the first Omaha company to implement 100% eco-friendly processing, solvents and wetcleaning systems, the company says.
“These awards — from the global authority of our industry — are affirmation that what we developed and what we do every day matters, and is working,” says Engh.
The goal of CINET is to promote worldwide leaders in the professional textile industry. The awards program measures success in high-quality service and marketing, as well as innovation and sustainable processing.
Fashion Cleaners, based in Omaha for 65 years, has been owned and operated for the past 24 years by the Engh family. It has grown to six locations through the launch of expanded services.
“We strive daily to improve systems,” Engh says, “and provide our customers with the highest-quality clothing care.”