Dry cleaner with DFW locations embraces eco-friendly practices

OXXO in Frisco and Plano are among the dry cleaners in North Texas that use GreenEarth, an eco-friendly dry cleaning solvent. Photos courtesy of OXXO.

Thanks to the green cleaning movement, North Texans can now find a variety of eco-friendly laundry detergents in local stores. But did you know that DFW is home several eco-friendly dry cleaning businesses as well?

OXXO Care Cleaners is a dry cleaners with locations in Frisco and Plano that touts its eco-conscious methods. The company’s primary green selling point is it uses GreenEarth, a gentle cleansing solvent, designed to care for garments but not endanger the environment, your clothes or you.

Translation: no harsh chemicals and no harsh odors.

Cutting edge technology at the Plano location.

The dry cleaning company was founded in Hollywood, Florida in 2000 by Salomon Mishaan, who grew up in Colombia before coming to the United States.

Today, there are 50 locations in the U.S., including the two local franchises in DFW.

Locally, OXXO Care Cleaners opened in Frisco in 2009 and then in Plano in 2015.

“We were looking to get into the dry-cleaning business, and in so doing, we generally witnessed very low-quality service and lack of environmental friendliness,” said Marisol Cereijo, owner of the Frisco franchise. “When we learned about OXXO Care Cleaners and their innovative and environmentally friendly system, we immediately knew that OXXO was the answer.”

The GreenEarth Cleaning process uses liquid silicone in place of petrochemicals Cereijo explained.

“Essentially liquified sand, silicone is nonhazardous and nontoxic to the environment. When released to the environment, it safely breaks down into the three natural elements it is made from: sand (SiO2) and trace amounts of water and carbon dioxide. Which means it is safe for the air, water and soil.”

In short, that means the GreenEarth product is so safe that if you wanted to, you could rub it safely on your skin. In fact, you probably already do according to Cereijo.

“Liquid silicone is the base ingredient in many every day shampoos, conditioners and lotions.”

So now that you know what is used in the GreenEarth, you might be asking what has been cut out? That would be perchloroethylene, certainly a word you won’t hear uttered at OXXO Cleaners. The chemical solvent typically used in dry cleaning has been shown to have health risks, according to the EPA.

GreenEarth has also been endorsed by numerous dry cleaners around the country, but Cereijo said OXXO is the only cleaner that combines GreenEarth cleaning, with hand ironing on premises and a 24-hour ATM style pick up and drop off system. This is accomplished by creating an online account. The company’s retrieval system is automated, allowing customers to pick up their clothes any time of the day, any day of the week.

A kiosk near the OXXO entrance allows 24-hour drop-off and pick up service.

Cereijo says her company also strives to keep the business eco-friendly in other ways like using bags that are biodegradable and designed to disintegrate within two years. Hangers are recycled.

In addition, all of OXXO’s equipment is electric, so there is no need for industrial steam, and the temperature is kept at a cool 72 degrees. This removes the “sweatshop” atmosphere of most cleaners, according to the company’s website.

“Because we do not use a boiler room, we use less energy,” Cereijo added.

This year, the OXXO Care Cleaners franchise also plans to open its first fully automated unmanned dry-cleaning facility allowing customers to drop off and pick up cleaning and laundry 24/7 with no attendant.

“OXXO Care Cleaners offers not only great quality service for our customers, but also environmental friendliness and a great and safe work atmosphere for our employees,” Cereijo said.

 

OXXO Care Cleaners ® Brings Environmental “Relief” and a Green Cleaning Solution to Houston

Houston, TX, March 13, 2018 OXXO Care Cleaners®, the environmentally friendly garment cleaning franchise that operates nationwide and was first to use Greenearth® solvents while offering 24/7 ATM-style service in a European boutique setting, announced today that OXXO Houston celebrates one year serving the city of Houston in March and the owners plan to open a new store in 2018.  In celebration, OXXO Houston will offer a 10% discount to local business professionals and to all local residential neighborhoods throughout the months of March and April.

“We opened our doors a year ago. While Harvey affected residents and all local businesses, during the last few months, we have seen tremendous interest and repeat customers from local professionals and residents. Many of OXXO Houston’s customers are in the oil industry, requiring them to connect with other time zones, daily. Many must arrive at work at 3 am so, in this area, 24/7 service is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. They demand friendly and fast, quality service like our exclusive hand ironed service. Customers can see all our processes is “on site” in a clean & neat atmosphere,” explained Silvia Garcés, Store owner.

OXXO services the entire district, which extends a 7-mile (11 km) stretch of Interstate 10 (the Katy Freeway) from Gessner westward to Katy and extends south along Eldridge Parkway to Richmond. “Soon, OXXO Houston will offer Pickup and Delivery service, thereby expanding its reach, and, a new store is on the horizon, also in the Houston area. Lastly, we are thrilled to announce that we will be offering kiosks to local energy companies as well as drop store conversions,” said Salomon Mishaan, Franchisor.

Local store owners Mary & Silvia Garcés were former family business owners in Venezuela before migrating to the U.S. so they know how to provide excellent customer service. OXXO is the only green cleaning franchise in Houston to combine hand ironing on site and in front of the customer, 24/7 pickup and drop off through the ATM machine, the use of a dermatologic and eco-friendly cleaning solvent called “GreenEarth®,” instead of the commonly used chemical perc (Perclorethelyne) a carcinogenic which is unhealthy for both human skin and garments, all into a clean and neat boutique style concept.

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From Left to Right: Maria Eugenia Garcés, (Mary), Milton Vargas y Sílvia Garcés.

 

According to repeat customer Paul Naquin, “24/7 pick-up and drop off is very cool concept. I brought a large load to get cleaned here. The staff was very thorough and took the time to organize and itemize every items. Really impressed with the prices too. Great job!.”

Bebe L agrees. “24/7 Dry Cleaners! Green Products, Great People, No harsh chemicals, Electric door to pick up your laundry anytime! They even use string w/ ‘Thank you’ note instead of trash ties for your Clothes. Classy! The actual Machines imported from Italy. Must go see! Love this place!”

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OXXO Care Cleaners – Houston, TX

“Entrepreneur” magazine just ranked OXXO® once again among the top five hundred best new franchises in the United States. OXXO is a CARE Cleaner because of our “WE CARE” philosophy and commitment.

About OXXO®

OXXO® is an environmentally-responsible dry cleaning franchise in the United States. At OXXO®, customers experience the ultimate in garment care with the use of environmentally safe GreenEarth solvents (no use of Perc (Perclorethelyne)  chemicals common at other dry cleaners), the latest 24/7 ATM-style pick up service, the most technologically advanced European manufactured garment care equipment  and the  traditional  method of hand – ironing. Clothing and linen are cleaned right the first time and personally inspected by OXXO® garment care specialists to ensure superior handling and meticulous attention to detail. Visit www.oxxousa.com for more information and the OXXO® nearest you. 

 

*** Entrepreneur Magazine ranked

OXXO® Care Cleaners in the Top 500 franchises in 2018

Patience Pays

Sometimes, one technology must wait for others to develop. Salomon Mishaan founded OXXO Care Cleaners more than 15 years ago with new, innovative ideas about dry cleaning. Not only did he want to make the process greener, he also thought that the 24-hour drop-off and pickup doors he’d seen in Europe would make sense in the U.S. They were a hit-the first such to be avail­able at dry cleaning franchises-but not until Skyping and mobile apps became available could he offer his customers a communication method that matched the convenience of the 24-hour doors.

To complete his customer service vision, Mishaan stuck with the same developer that had produced his point­of-sale software. The resulting app al­lows customers to use their phones to retrieve their clothing and receive notices tracking the status of their garments throughout the cleaning process. The app also allows OXXO to send custom­ers coupons and for customers to share their comments online.

The app is still in its beta phase, but Mishaan knows customers are happy to trade their OXXO card for a smartphone app. And he’s not finished innovating. For example, drones could make deliver­ies-OXXO drones, he jokes. But maybe it’s not so wild an idea. “When we talked about the 24-hour door all those years ago, people said, ‘Wow,”‘ he recalls. Now they’re in all 50 of OXXO’s stores.

Benefits of dry cleaning processes that don’t use steam

When getting dry cleaning done, it is important to know your clothes will be treated with the finest processes available.

Traditionally, a dry cleaning franchise would use hot boilers that create steam for the cleaning process. OXXO Care Cleaners is a pioneer as a dry cleaning franchise for its efforts to eradicate these sort of diesel- or gas-fueled boilers that have long been the standard of dry cleaners.

The steam these boilers would have created is transported around the shop by bulky pipes, causing the area to be very hot. By removing that hot boiler, there is not only more space at every OXXO location, but there is also air conditioned work spaces, making working conditions more comfortable for employees.

The alternative to not relying on steam is also positive. Since OXXO Care Cleaners first store opened in 2001, we have continued to use superior and more innovative options when cleaning. We use Green Earth products that use a silicone-based cleaning agent rather than using harsher, carcinogenic chemicals. Click to find out more about the Green Dry Cleaning Franchise.

Having made this commitment to switch away from steam and be a leader, each OXXO dry cleaning franchise proves non-toxic garment cleaning that is effective and safe for customers, their clothing, store personnel and the environment.

It all adds up to allowing each business to display a boutique style with the absence of boilers, and a space where customers can watch the work on their clothes as it is done in front of them. This contemporary method offers peace of mind with a job well done, as well as being affordable and resulting in lower labor and real estate costs.

The benefits of dry cleaning processes that don’t use steam is just one of the ways OXXO Care Cleaners strives to be different for the betterment of all. Head over to the blog pages to read more about our methods and why OXXO is the premiere choice for any of your dry cleaning needs.

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OXXO Care Cleaners Makes a Debut in Palm Beach Gardens.

 OXXO Care Cleaners  is once again marking the spot. This time, the lucky city is Palm Beach Gardens. Now, the residents of Palm Beach have the unique opportunity to experience the most innovative care cleaning in the industry. Franchisees Beatriz Figueira and Juan Carlos Lara are very excited to show their neighbors how the quality of the garments they care clean will surpass any other “Drycleaner” in the area. They have a state of the art equipment and promise to give everyone’s clothes a hand-ironed finish  like never seen (or done) before.  Their convenient 24/7 system is tailored specially to meet the bare necessities of those valued customers on a tight schedule.  Last, but certainly not least, their groundbreaking  environmentally-friendly  facilities are revolutionizing the way healthy Drycleaning is being done. The premises are just a work of art: they are in a boutique style shop with clean A/C and use a non-toxic solvent that is hypoallergenic without a chemical smell.

We invite you to come and experience the OXXO Difference at OXXO Palm Beach Gardens; You will soon realize that we are more than a Drycleaners, because we just don’t dryclean, we CARE CLEAN!

Address:

4873 PGA Blvd

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

(561) 622-6004

 

For more information call us at: 1-866 GO2-OXXO (462-6996)

To find your nearby store visit us at:

www.oxxousa.com/locations

 

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OXXO Care Cleaners stamps a clean mark in Houston, TX.

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Once again OXXO Care Cleaners was a part of the Franchise Expo South 2016  that took place in Houston TX, on February 11th to the 13th. Fernando Fernandez, our Northeast  Sales Director along with Salomon Mishaan, our president  and Jaime Remond our Southeast Sales Director attended this big event to expose our brand and offer all those potential franchisees interested in buying a franchise with a compelling opportunity to grow a business that is full of potential, the opportunity to learn more about this cutting edge technological business. They were accompanied by Franchise Dynamics and their powerful sales team who was there to guide us with their expertise and support us in our endeavors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 1.866.462.6996 

 

 

 

OXXO Care Cleaners® Announces New Orlando Location

Environmentally-friendly garment care concept bringing multiple locations to the region.

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 23, 2015

OXXO Care Cleaners®, a 24/7 eco-friendly dry cleaning business, is announcing a brand new addition to its franchise program today, expanding to the thriving market of Orlando, Florida.

Since initiating its franchising efforts in 2002, OXXO Care Cleaners® has expanded to nearly 40 locations worldwide with a strong presence throughout the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. Inspired by rapid growth and a pioneering business model, the brand’s new expansion goals envision five to 10 new stores in the next year.

Today, OXXO Care Cleaners® announces its new Orlando location at 12147 S. Orange Blossom Trail. This is the first of multiple franchise locations planned for Central Florida.

Each boutique-style facility utilizes GreenEarth®, a non-toxic process that replaces the harsh solvents unique to traditional dry cleaning with liquid silicone. Operating procedures reduce waste, storage space and energy consumption.

This eco-friendly system, combined with state-of-the-art European equipment, hand iron finishing, and a convenient 24/7 ATM-style pickup window, helps the brand create first-rate garment care experiences for customers.

“OXXO is a franchise that has been around for a long time and has shown itself to be a very solid business with an incredible support system,” said Orlando franchise owner and manager Gabriela Morales. “Plus, it offers something that’s very hard to find in a care cleaner: 24/7 pickup and drop-off.”

The innovative concept provides a rewarding business opportunity for qualified entrepreneurs. OXXO Care Cleaners®’s franchise system offers operational guidance, site selection and real estate support, as well as the growth potential associated with protected territories.

Morales has a background in human resources and managing, and with her business experience, feels she is prepared for a long-term career as an owner and manager with OXXO Care Cleaners®.

“I am a people person, and as a customer I have always liked to be treated well,” she added. “What better outcome can you have than having very good customer service and having your garments treated well by specialized personnel?”

The brand’s recently announced strategic growth plans target surrounding communities along the I-4 corridor, South Florida and Houston. Additionally, OXXO Care Cleaners® is awarding single and multi-unit opportunities in states across the Southeast and East Coast, including Texas, Georgia, New Jersey and North Carolina.

About OXXO Care Cleaners®
OXXO Care Cleaners® is an eco-friendly dry cleaning franchise headquartered in Hollywood, Florida. Founded in 2001, the green dry cleaning concept has nearly 40 locations, including international units in Spain, Indonesia and Latin America. Each boutique-style facility uses advanced European garment care equipment and environmentally safe GreenEarth® solvents. The brand also offers customers hand iron finishing, pick-up and delivery, loyalty programs and a 24/7 ATM-style pickup window for round-the-clock service. Complete with cutting-edge technology and a careful regard for sustainability, OXXO Care Cleaners® has been recognized among Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” for its global reach and innovations in garment care.

For more information about the OXXO Care Cleaners® franchise opportunity, visit oxxocarecleanersfranchise.com or call 1.866.462.6996.

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