Who are we?
A premium service provider with superior results: no toxic cancer-causing chemicals on your skin and clothes, cleaner clothes with longer life, and no damage to the environment.
TNLC runs an automated, intelligent process that combines water with biodegradable solvents to gently clean garments from simple shirts to the most delicate of evening gowns
The Natural Laundry Company was born out of a desire to offer a safer daily life for our family. With toxins growing more common in our urban lives, we have for years been in search of cleaner alternatives for everything that touches our loved one’s lives including water, food, farming solutions, hobbies, and fabrics.
What is PERC and why should I care?
Perchlorethylene, also known as PERC, is a hydrocarbon-based solvent used by >90% of drycleaners today. Though it is an effective solvent of dirt and stains, it is also a toxic chemical. Using PERC has consequences for human health, the environment, and for the lifespan of your garments.
PERC can build up in your body and may affect human health.The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer lists PERC as 'probably carcinogenic to humans' Prolonged regular exposure has been linked to a number of serious diseases including kidney and liver disorders; cancer, spontaneous abortions, and excretion in a nursing mother’s milk.
Because of PERC’s EPA classification, byproducts of a Perc based dry cleaning process must be handled and disposed of as a hazardous waste. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PERC pollutes air and groundwater. PERC is also a common soil contaminant
Some residual PERC remains in your garment, increasing over time with multiple dry-cleans. As a result, estimates indicate PERC based cleaning dramatically reduces your garment life.
In response to these risks governments have introduced laws banning the use of PERC in dry-cleaning, for example, France by 2020 and California by 2023, with strict restrictions on the use of toxic dry-cleaning solvents in many other European countries as well, such as Denmark.