The Dry Cleaning Revolution

The Wall Street Journal explains, in both text and Family Circus-style infographic form, what happens to a shirt when you drop it off at the dry cleaners. It’s interesting! In its way.

There’s also some exciting change afoot in the world of dry cleaning: The main solvent that dry cleaners use — perchloroethylene, a.k.a. “perc,” as they call it in the biz — is in trouble environmentally and needs to be replaced by 2020, so dry cleaners are scrambling to find something new. The heat is on! Get it? You will if you read that infographic.