Everett Childers

Childers & Associates

Industry Consultant and Educator

Longtime industry consultant and educator Everett Childers is the author of the Master Drycleaners Notebook.

Inside Tide

P&G’s new Tide-brand plants could be the wave of the future, if...

California Cool

LONG BEACH, Calif. — It was a hot, humid August in most of the U.S., but...

Percentiles And Profits

A textile-cleaning company is no different from any other business, but...

Cleaners Showcase: Rustling Up Business

ARLINGTON, Texas — Although a bit smaller than usual, the 2010 Southwest...

Laissez Faire: A Laid-Back Clean Show

NEW ORLEANS — Clean ’09 is now one for the books. A few companies didn’t...

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

People often compare drycleaners and airlines in terms of service and...

Cleaning the Latest Fashions Safely

When one thinks of haute couture, one thinks of the emaciated models who...

Back-to-School Time for the Drycleaning Industry

At the Red Dog Saloon in Juneau, Alaska, there’s a sign that brings a...

When The Going Gets Tough

If you want to continue earning a living in the textile-cleaning...

Everything's Going Green

Over the past few months and years, many retailers have been trying to...

Upcharges for The Upscale

Years ago, I wrote an article about pricing for profit. Now, I think it...

The Fine Art of Efficient Finishing

If we think of ourselves only as drycleaners, we limit our capabilities...

Professionalism Is the Real Alternative

Let’s look at how many “alternatives” we have for cleaning clothes:...

Joining in Jersey

If you missed TexCare 2007 in New Jersey, you missed one of the best...

Getting The Most out of A Solvent System

There are certain rules that must be followed when cleaning clothes —...

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