Blogged by: Saire Maccani 19 Jul 2016 View comments
Meet Royston at Hangout Drycleaners!
Blogged by: Saire Maccani 19 Jul 2016 View comments
Life is all about Choices.

When I sit down with Royston the owner and manager of Hangout Drycleaners, Leichhardt’s only Eco-drycleaner, I don’t expect to walk away inspired about not only my dry cleaning and my entire life.  But I do.  In New York, where I’m from, dry cleaning is considered an art and let me tell you, Royston is Michaelangelo.

Royston opened Hangout Drycleaners 16 years ago, as the only the second shop in Norton Plaza (basically a Leichhardt institution) and has been turning out the best smelling, fluffiest sweaters, fade free dry cleaning I've ever seen! My dry cleaning smells nothing like this.  I ask his secret (and hope he’ll tell me!)  Royston tells me the dirty secrets behind 95% of dry cleaners in Australia, they are using toxins to clean our clothes (perchloroethylene which is likely carcinogenic to humans)!  Instead of toxins, Royston uses GreenEarth which is toxin free, smells great and keeps your silks silky and your whites white!  GreenEarth is better for the environment, better for our clothes and our nose but of course, it’s more expensive.

Life is all about choices.

As an eco-dry cleaner, Hangout Drycleaners is also able to offer services that other dry cleaners can’t – the clean sheep skin, suede, leather, wedding gowns, he even showed me a gold threaded kimono when I was in his shop!
Royston is a legend, he’s easy to talk to, and extremely passionate and knowledgeable about dry cleaning.  I would definately trust him with my Burberry Trench – hey, I would even trust him with my first born!

Hangouts Drycleaning is everything my (and probably your) dry cleaners isn’t.  I leave the interview asking Royston to be my exclusive dry cleaner and almost to be my BFF.  Life is all about choices and I choose a toxic free, friendly local dry cleaner.

If you haven’t met Royston or the Green Hangout Drycleaning family – pop in to Norton Plaza, you won’t regret it!

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