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Why You Should Buy Rags In Bulk

Rags are rags, right? Not so fast. While the random scraps of cloth you use for wiping and cleaning around your restaurant, bar, hotel, or shop might seem like the last thing you need to put any thought into, you really should be…

How Red Star Rags Gives Back

We’ve been around since 1917, offering competitive prices on wiping cloths and towels to the Denver area for countless industries. That’s over 100 years of experience.   Every year, we recycle, sort, and grade more than 15 million pounds of used clothing and…

5 Ways To Run A Greener Restaurant

Running a restaurant is a tough business, but it can also be a wasteful one. Constantly going through food, packaging, and cleaning supplies, not to mention all the stoves, dishwashers, and other appliances can make a pretty substantial impact on the earth —…

How Thrift Stores Make Communities Better

Thrift stores are a great way to get a unique look and maybe find high-end brands at rock-bottom prices — just ask Macklemore. But thrift stores and consignment stores aren’t just about great deals. They’re also about giving back to the community. Here’s…

Save Money (And The Earth) With Recycled Towels

Americans use a lot of paper towels. And when we say a lot, we mean a lot. More than 13 billion pounds of paper towels are used in the US every year — enough for 80 rolls per person, per year. All that…

12 Easy (And Green) Cost-Saving Measures For Your Hotel

It’s no secret that overhead costs for hotels can be crippling. Luckily, there are lots of changes you can implement that will make your hotel more efficient, more cost-effective, and even a little easier on the environment.   Heating and Air Conditioning Don’t…

Why You Should Be Using Microfiber For Everything

You’ve probably heard of microfiber before. In fact, you probably have some in your house somewhere. But what is it? And what makes it so special?   What is Microfiber?   Microfiber cloth is a cloth with tiny fibers sticking up from the…

Your Bar Towels Are Gross — Here’s What To Use Instead

Every bar has a bar towel. It’s not used for cleaning glasses like in old-timey western movies (hopefully), but if there are spills on the bar, out comes that ratty white towel again.   But towels carry a huge variety of microbes, and…