If you’ve spent any time in our digital magazine, we hope you’ve noticed the Archive of past articles that is available to you. It may be displayed on the right side of your screen, or at the bottom if you are using a hand-held device. Every Feature and Column is there since we converted to digital in 2020.
We strolled through the 2022 archives and put together a selection of our best articles for the year. If you missed one, just click on the headline and you’ll go right to it.
Our goal in 2023 is the same it’s ever been: to produce quality articles on helpful topics for dry cleaners, wet cleaners and launderers across Canada and beyond. We invite your comments.
There are many successful women in the Canadian fabricare industry, and we’re highlighting one women-owned business. C&K Courtesy Cleaners Ltd., in Surrey, BC, is owned by partners Charlotte Morton and Khanh Chau—hence the C&K. They purchased an existing business in 1990, which had only been open about 18 months. 32 years later, they are still successfully in business, and in the same location.
You cannot be in this business without equipment. So let Kevin Marois make some suggestions for things you can do without getting your hands dirty. Taking control of this area of your business doesn’t mean you have to hold the screwdriver.
More than 20% of all Canadians have a disability—many of them struggle physically every day to do things you may take for granted. Have you looked at your premises though the eyes of the physically challenged with an eye to making things easier for everyone?
Summer calls for easy reading, so July called for a light-hearted column. Linley McConnell is always pleasantly surprised when a dry cleaner makes its way to the big screen. Here’s a roundup of her favourite dry cleaning related movie and TV clips.
If you are like most employers in our industry, an awful lot of your truly skilled employees fall into the 55 to 64 category–and they may be planning to retire when you least expect it. Think you have another 10 years with them? Think again.
Becca Anderson spent 17 years in public relations, advertising and corporate PR before joining Fabricare Canada in 2000. She was named editor in 2013, and welcomes feedback about the magazine via the contact form on this site.