ECO WET CLEANERS – NON SOLVENT USE
Many refer to us as dry cleaners, we are not, we clean garments, textiles, leathers, suedes and handbags but without the use of Solvents that are traditionally used by dry cleaners. We use Lagoon machines that allow the gentle wet cleaning of clothes, we initially hand spot pieces concentrating on any stains before placing them into our machines. Our work involves greater consideration given to the texture and composition of fabric and longevity of pieces ensuring that they leave our store in their most natural state without perc (the most common solvent as used by dry cleaners to current date). Once you dry clean a garment the perc used becomes a part of your garments.
Perc is not environmentally viable and leaves a strong odour not only on the clothes it is used to clean but creates a toxic environment to work in. Hence why Eco was really our only option.
Many people really don’t care whether their clothes are cleaned used perc or the wet cleaning process but as a business we know that it is our absolute responsibility to adopt practices that are not only environmentally friendly but reduce waste and toxins, clothes will last significantly longer being wet cleaned as opposed to dry cleaned.
This process also allows us to clean not only natural fibres such as cotton and linen but the most delicate of fabric and skins, including silk, beaded garments, cashmere etc. The list goes on.
We made a conscious decision, some 6 years back, to adopt progressive technologies which were not harmful to the environment, fabric and to those wearing and working with fabric. We’ve never looked back!!