SOURCE: West Boulevard Cleaners

October 18, 2016 11:30 ET

Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaning Alternative Opens Location in Kitsilano

KITSILANO, BC--(Marketwired - October 18, 2016) - Residents of the hip Vancouver community Kitsilano no doubt rejoiced when they heard that they had a new, ecologically responsible choice for their dry-clean only clothes.

West Boulevard Cleaners, which has been operating a store in Kerrisdale for over 20 years, recently opened their new location in Kitsilano along the 4th Ave corridor. Situated at the corner of W 4th and Yew St., they can now call long-standing Kits businesses like Jackson's Deli "neighbour."

Since 1996, the company has emphasized finding eco-friendly solutions for clothes, fabrics and linens with special care needs. They worked hard to eliminate harsh industrial solvents from their cleaning process, such as tetrachloroethylene, a known carcinogen and problematic ecological disruptor.

West Boulevard offers a safe and gentle cleaning method that can suit nearly any garment. Clothes are returned cleaned, pressed and in like-new condition with recyclable packaging. They will even recycle your old plastic clothes bags and hangers for you when you bring them by.

"One of our biggest commitments is to offer exceptional customer service," said owner Ken Jang. "We never ever say 'no' to a customer when they ask for something. Instead, we discuss the objective and try to offer alternative solutions."

Jang says that many customers are surprised at the eco-friendly options available for cleaning their favorite garments and linens. His staff regularly handles a variety of hard-to-clean materials -- including wool, linen, silk, and leather -- while utilizing specialized equipment that prevents fabric damage, all without harming the environment or leaving harsh-smelling residues within the fabrics.

West Boulevard Cleaners also offers alterations and repairs thanks to their experienced, on-site seamstress. Customers on a tight schedule can enjoy free pick up and delivery if they live within the company's designated delivery area.

When asked why the company chose to expand into Kitsilano, Jang passionately spoke about how the neighborhood's values embrace the type of forward-thinking business he is trying to run.

"Kits is a very self-aware neighborhood," Jang observed. He spoke how, unlike many other communities, its residents don't just go out and buy things. Instead, they consider how the dollars they spend can have a positive impact on their community, the local economy and the environment as a whole. "People who live and work here do their research."

Anyone interested in learning more about West Boulevard Cleaners can call them at (604) 262-9131 or via their email They can also simply visit the new location at 2204 West 4th Ave, Vancouver BC V6K 1N8.

West Boulevard Cleaners is a dry cleaning alternative service that provides solvent-free cleaning with minimal impact on the environment.

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