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Greenearth dry cleaning - it works!

swiego

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Somewhere here on these forums I'd heard about a new dry cleaning process called GreenEarth that promised to do away with the various downsides to traditional dry cleaning, including the smell, harshness on certain fabrics and environmental complications. I finally picked up a batch of clothing put through the process from a local cleaner employing it, and let's just say I'm stunned!

http://www.greenearthcleaning.com/

I cleaned a dress shirt that hadn't been laundered before, one of those shirts that still has a bit of new-shirt sheen on it. Also, a cashmere-wool sport coat, a cashmere-silk sport coat, cashmere sweater, very fine cords (loro piana). They came out with utterly no scent or smell whatsoever, everything looked excellent, the shirt remained exactly as new, and the cashmere sweater was somehow much softer than I've ever known it to be. Hands down the most impressive cleaning of "finer" clothing I've enjoyed, and this was from a regular Martinizing place that happens to have recently adopted the GreenEarth equipment and solvent.

It was expensive, almost 2x what I pay to the cheapo place down the street. I would not use this for my $19-at-Nordstrom-Rack dress shirts. But I would use it for my RLPL shirt or Isaia sportcoat. I definitely think it's worth checking out with perhaps a single garment if you happen to have one in your area. If there are a few, shop around on price.
 

Cary Grant

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I recently switched to a dry cleaner using an approach they say is greener- don't know how it compares to Green Earth.. Shirts come back sparkling and feeling great- and cost about the same as a standard dry cleaner.
 

greyinla

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Thanks for the tip, that's good to hear. I'm a big fan of CO2 cleaning, but it's not as readily available.
 

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