This unique green dry cleaning solution uses silicone, a non-toxic, non-hazardous, and extremely gentle alternative to petrochemicals.
OURS IS A KINDER CLEAN
Most dry cleaners today use petrochemical solvents. About 70% use perchloroethylene (perc), classified by the EPA as an air and water toxin and a likely human carcinogen. Dry cleaners do follow strict regulations to reduce emissions and control their health and environmental risks, but there is no getting around the truth – perc poses a real danger to people and the planet. It can also be hard on clothes; leeching dyes and wearing away surface fibers during the cleaning process. About 25% of dry cleaners use hydrocarbon solvent, also a petrochemical. While a big improvement over perc, hydrocarbon is classified by the EPA as a volatile air contaminant (VOC); it is also a neurotoxin and skin and eye irritant for workers. Hydrocarbon cleaners often advertise they are “organic". While it is technically true that any chemical containing a carbon chain is considered "organic," this term can be applied to many substances, including gasoline. Therefore, it's important to look beyond marketing terms and consider the specific ingredients used in their process.
Ours is a kinder clean. We use the environmentally friendly GreenEarth® dry cleaning process because it takes better care of fabrics, the people who wear them, and the planet where we live. By replacing petrochemicals with pure liquid silicone, GreenEarth delivers an impeccable clean without exposing your clothes or the environment to harmful chemicals. Silicone is a clear, gentle, odorless solution. It is non-toxic and non-hazardous, and the EPA sees no need to regulate its use. That’s because silicone is essentially liquefied sand. If released into the environment, it safely breaks down into the three natural elements it is made from: sand (SiO2) and trace amounts of water and carbon dioxide. Our unique solution is so gentle that you could even rub it on your skin without harm. In fact, liquid silicone is a common base ingredient in many everyday products such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and cosmetics. You can trust that our green dry cleaning process is both effective and safe for you and your family.
GreenEarth® isn’t just gentle on the earth it’s gentle on your nose and on your clothes. It is 100% odor-free, and you can actually see and feel the difference this unique green dry cleaning solution makes. When it comes to cleaning your clothes, petroleum-based solvents can actually wear down surface fibers. In contrast, our liquid silicone solution is completely inert, meaning it won't chemically react with fabric fibers. Instead, it gently carries the detergent to your clothes and lifts away soils, leaving your garments looking their best. Colors stay bright, and whites won’t yellow, even after repeated cleaning. Fabrics feel better, too – smooth, silky, and supple. Your delicate garments and accessories, including fine silks, cashmere, wool, lace, beads, sequins, and even those labeled "Do not dry clean," are in safe hands with GreenEarth. Our gentle, non-abrasive cleaning process won't damage trims or leach dyes, ensuring your items look and feel their best.