US National Dry Cleaning Day, an Initiative to Celebrate the Drycleaning Process Inventor

3rd of March 1821, Thomas Jennings filed a patent for dry-scouring, the precursor to modern-day dry cleaning.  For the past six years, Dry Cleaners across the US have been acknowledging and celebrating March 3 as National Dry Cleaning Day. On this day, officially declared by @BeCreative360 back in 2015, Dry Cleaners are encouraged every year to reflect on the successes of their business and to learn and share the history of dry cleaning practices. Thomas Jennings was born in 1791 and was 30 years old when he received his patent, on March 3, 1821 (U.S. patent 3306x). He became the first African-American inventor in the United States to own the rights to his own invention.

Bobby Patel, Owner of Orange County Dry Cleaner Kona Cleaners, think’s that fellow Dry Cleaners should: “pay respects to Thomas Jennings for starting it all and essentially providing us with the successful industry we have today.