Dry cleaning breakthrough
Friday, March 20, 2009
Stay-at-home mom Ann Foley literally had a pile of plastic bags from her husband’s frequent dry cleaning. She especially didn’t like having the bags around because of her children, age 4, 3 and 1, or the thought of how long the plastic pollutes the environment. "Somebody should do something about all these bags," she thought.
That somebody, it turns out, was her.
She created Dry Greening bags, $9.99, www.drygreening.com. The bag has a dual use: as a tote bag for ease in taking the dirty clothes to the cleaners and as a garment bag for the clean clothes coming back from the cleaners. The side that touches the dirty clothes never touches the clean clothes coming back.
"It’s one of those things that you never really think about, but if you see it, it’s like ‘oh yeah, I could use one of those,’" says Foley, of Willowbrook.
The bags are catching on quickly. She personally handed out the bags to celebrities at an after-Oscar party in Los Angeles.