About Green Organic Drycleaner.com
Green Organic Drycleaner has been a family owned business since 1988.
It was founded on the principle that success is dependent on our neighbors who are looking for quality, and an eco-friendly service at a reasonable cost. A healthy family and a green future is our goal in the communities in which we serve. We personally clean all of our garments on the premises of our Medford location, by only using methods that are not only eco-friendly but that are also 100% non-toxic. By eliminating unhealthy chemicals, we foster a healthy environment, while at the same time, make sure our customer’s fabric is gentle on sensitive skin and is allergen free. We are “wet cleaning” specialists.
Green Organic Drycleaner.com Blog
1. Organic Dry Cleaning Isn’t Really “GREEN”
The only true organic cleaning process is using water and it’s known as Wet-Cleaning. Most cleaners advertise “green” and “organic” but they use Hydrocarbon, an “organic” substance that comes from the earth. However, hydrocarbon is still considered toxic and can do harm just as much as Perc. Perc is a common and toxic chemical solvent used in the dry-cleaning industry.
2. Women’s Garments May Get Charged Slightly More.
I remember a woman calling us and stressing how we were sexist for charging more for her clothes than men’s clothing. The truth is women’s clothing is more delicate and most items need to be hand ironed with extra care.
3. Your Local Dry Cleaner Isn’t Really The One Cleaning Your Clothes.
Most likely your clothes are being sent out to a central plant which is why some clothes go missing or misplaced. The next time you visit your local dry cleaner ask them if they are a “dry” or “package” store. Dry stores are just a drop-off location to transport garment to the central cleaning plant. Package stores own their own equipment and do the cleaning on-site, or at their sister site.Read More
Facts about Dry-cleaning
Fact #1: Wet-cleaning is better than dry-cleaning
Professional Wet Cleaning is the best option for cleaning garments as it uses no toxic chemicals, and does not generate hazardous waste, nor does it produce air pollution. NO PERC. PERC is one of the most dangerous solvents currently being used in the dry cleaning industry. Wet cleaning is the safest professional method of garment cleaning. So the next time you go to a dry cleaner ask them if they have an option for wet cleaning.
Fact #2. Not All Stains Can Be Removed
Successfully removing stains is primarily dependent upon the type of the stain, how long it has been set, the fabric of the garment, and the colorfastness of the dye. Some stains are just impossible to remove. We are not magicians but our trained staffed will take the best approach to remove the stain.
Fact #3. Some Garments Can Shrink
Certain fabrics will shrink when the correct cleaning methods are not properly used. During manufacturing, all clothing are supposed to be properly preshrunk but not in all cases.
Fact #4. Care Labels on Garments Are Not Always True
The Federal Trade Commission’s Care Label Guidelines do not require them to test clothing before care instructions are assigned. They are required to list one safe cleaning method, even if it’s not always the best. Most garments can be dry-clean regardless of what the care labels says.
When you send your clothes to a dry cleaner to clean and press your clothes, typically, they are returned to you covered with a plastic bag. According to news reports, dry cleaning generates 300 million pounds of plastic waste each year. Plastic waste that pollutes our oceans, rivers and lands. Dry-cleaning plastic bags are not biodegradable which means they sit in landfills forever. They are usually made of low-density polyethylene, the kind you might find in shrink wrap or shopping bags, often referred to as a “film” rather than a bag. Your curbside recycling program won’t accept this plastic because it’s the type of plastic that’ll jam recycling machinery, requiring facility workers to remove it by hand. So often time people throw them in the trash not knowing there are special programs that recycled them.But why deal with all of this, when there’s Eco-friendly reusable garment bags that you can take to your local dry-cleaner. Find a dry-cleaners that offers reusable garment bags at retail price. On your next trip to the dry cleaners, bring a garment bag with any clothing that needs to be cleaned and ask that it be returned in its original bag. Most dry-cleaners will gladly accept this in place of the plastic film.At Green Organic Dry-cleaner, we use free eco-friendly, reusable garment bags because we never use plastic. Find out more by contacting us at (857) 305-3935 or by visiting our website at www.greenorganicdrycleaner.comRead More
Wet-cleaning requires the use of computer controlled equipment and specialized water based detergents. It is the best option for cleaning garments as it uses no toxic chemicals, and does not generate hazardous waste, nor does it produce air pollution. Wet-cleaning is ideal for sensitive skin because it uses 100% fresh, biodegradable detergents, which are much milder than home laundry products to clean, and are used to clean garments instead of petroleum based solvents. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that Wet-Cleaning is the safest professional method of garment cleaning.
Dry-cleaning does not refer to a “dry method” of cleaning clothes. Instead, it means that professional dry cleaners use a liquid solvent that doesn’t penetrate the fabric. Perclorethylene also as known as PERC is a colorless liquid typically used as a cleaning solution by dry-cleaners has been classified as a probable carcinogen by the International Association for Research on Cancer and a hazardous air pollutant by the Federal Government. Regular dry-cleaners use PERC, which can lead to irritation of the eyes, skin or respiratory system. PERC is not only bad for you, it’s also bad for the environment.
If your dry-cleaner is a PERC free operator, they will typically state so on their website. Since a large majority of dry cleaners in the States still use PERC, making sure you ask prior to dropping your clothes off is the best option you have. Dry-cleaning products hurt the environment, our families and our employees. Wet-cleaning seems like an obvious solution to this problem. We’re hoping more dry-cleaners begin to take the steps towards minimizing PERC usage in their facilities. It’s simply not needed for most cleaning jobs.
As Green Organic Dry Cleaner we never use PERC. We only use toxic-free cleaners, no plastic bags and all of our products are Eco-Friendly. For more information visit us on the web at www.GreenOrganicDrycleaner.Com or download our app by texting the word “GreenO” to 555-888 (hyphen included) for free pick-up and delivery. We can also be reached by email at customerservice@GreenOrganicDrycleaner.Com or by phone at 1(857)305-3935.Read More
Edward L. Amaral, Jr and his wife, Quinn Nguyen, both residents of the North End Waterfront, created a new green and organic wet cleaner, which is similar to a dry cleaner, except they use non-toxic chemicals that are eco-friendly, leave a fresh clean scent, and is kind to sensitive skin. Quinn’s family has had a very successful wet cleaning facility in Medford, MA since 1994.
After helping to lead the fight to “Save the North End Waterfront” from developers, Amaral wanted to start a business that is beneficial to the residents here while at the same time, practice what he preached when he and his fellow committee members stopped developers from building behind Lewis Wharf thereby preserving the environment and keeping our Waterfront visible and free from obstruction and unsafe and unwanted traffic.
They use no plastic bags. Customers can receive free pick-up and delivery by downloading their app by texting “GreenO” to 555-888 or by calling them at (857) 305-3935. When your clothing is ready and cleaned, they give each customer a free eco-friendly laundry bag with a convenient carry strap which will be re-used by the customer. Each customer will be notified by text when their clothes have been picked-up and when they have been delivered… based on the delivery window that the customer chooses.
“Say goodbye to toxic chemicals and plastic bags which both harm our environment,” says Amaral and Quinn. “The turtles will love you and you will love the clean, fresh smell of your clothing.” Stop by and see what they are all about by visiting them at Green Organic Dry Cleaner, 236 Commercial Street in Boston, next to Billy Tse.Read More
Download Our App TodaySign up for our new delivery service and see what hassle free dry cleaning is all about. Download our mobile app for iphone and Android and you will be a few clicks away from getting your laundry picked up and conveniently delivered to you.*And Download our App by texting the word “ GreenO”to 555-888, for Free Pick-up and Delivery, or call us at (857) 305-3935.Read More
Dear Clients and Friends, As you all know, we have been opened for over a year now and sales have significantly grown each and every month. In addition, we have received a ton of positive feedback from you all, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. But now we are facing some tough and uncertain times due to Covid-19 which has led to an overall decline in our business by almost 95%. And, we are looking at the future of the dry cleaning profession in our area and the overall re-structuring of where people are going to work, either at home or in modified office buildings. Our conclusion is that things do not look promising as it applies to a new dry-cleaning business. Therefore, with heavy heart, we have decided to permanently close Green Organic Dry Cleaner and we will begin reaching out to our customers who have not picked up their dry cleaning to arrange pick-up or delivery. You can also call us at (857)305-3935 or use our app. And please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything particular that we can do for you. We wish you all the very best as we move on to our next venture, whatever that may be. Sincerely, Quinn Green Organic Drycleaner, LLC 236 Commercial Street, Suite 100 Boston, MA 02109 (857)305-3935 firstname.lastname@example.org www.greenorganicdrycleaner.comRead More
Dear Friends and Clients, We are opening our doors for business tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. Our temporary hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 10:00AM to 1:00PM… with all of the safety precautions in place. Pick-up and drop offs will be on Mondays and Thursdays, for now. Our store hours and pick-up and delivery schedule will be modified based on the gradual re-acclimation of our customers returning and how quickly this economy resumes to some type of normalcy. If you have not already done so, you can schedule a pick-up or delivery by downloading our App by texting “GreenO” to 555-888. You can also call us at (857)305-3935. Stay safe and thank you again everyone! Quinn Green Organic Drycleaner, LLC 236 Commercial Street, Suite 100 Boston, MA 02109 (857)305-3935 email@example.com www.greenorganicdrycleaner.comRead More
Dear Friends and Clients, As we conclude our second week under government imposed restrictions and social distancing, as well as the temporary closure of our own business, we would like to wish everyone a huge thank you. We understand that a number of our customers are still reporting for work that has been deemed “essential” by definition, and need to get their clothes cleaned and returned. We also understand that many of you may be planning on returning to work at some point next week or may just have things around the house that just need to be cleaned. Therefore, we are re-opening our doors for business next Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:00AM with all of the safety precautions in place. Our pick-up and delivery schedule will be modified based on the gradual re-acclimation of our customers returning and how quickly this economy resumes to some type of normalcy, God willing. For now, we will have pick-up and deliveries on Mondays and Thursdays and our new store hours will be posted. If you have not already done so, you can schedule a pick-up or delivery by downloading our App by texting “GreenO” to 555-888. You can also call us at (857)305-3935. Many of the business in your neighborhood, especially the smaller ones, have been greatly affected by all of this as you know. We therefore ask that you support them in some way, sooner rather than later, so that they will ALL be able to re-open their doors and…Read More
Dear Friends and Customers, Unfortunately we are going be temporarily closed for the next two weeks starting on Monday, March 23, 2020. Monday March 23, 2020, from 8:30 AM to 5:00PM, will be the last day to pick up your clothing, in person, until April 6, 2020. There will be no deliveries. Everything that has already been picked up will be cleaned and ready. Should you have any questions, please call us at (857) 305-3935 or contact us through your Green Organic app. Thank you and Godspeed. Sincerely, QuinnRead More
Dear Clients and Friends, Greenorganicdrycleaner.com believes in putting our customer’s health and safety first and foremost as our top priority. The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has been officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Many cases have now been confirmed in Massachusetts and Governor Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency and a National Emergency has been declared. If you have questions or concerns about operations at our Boston location then please call us to discuss. Here are the preventative measures we are taking to help keep the environment as clean as possible: – We will not be shaking hands and maintaining safe social distance. – We will be wearing gloves while handling all of our deliveries – We will wipe down all door handles, countertops, after serving customers and will have hand sanitizers and tissues available At Greenorganicdrycleaner.com, our Boston location is currently open and will remain open and as we closely monitor the situation in the surrounding communities. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. We hope that these extra steps help bring some comfort and assurance of our efforts to keep you and our employees safe and healthy and we hope to get through the new normal together. Sincerely, Quinn Greenorganicdrycleaner.comRead More
You might be wondering what can I do lessen my impact on climate change? How can I feel good about my environmental impact? What are the daily and weekly habits that I can implement to improve the environment in the Boston area and in the world for that matter? We have all seen the news and we can see ourselves that with the warmer Boston winters, the world is definitely getting warmer.Read More
You might be curious about Wet Cleaning and Dry Cleaning? At Green Organic Drycleaner.com we use a safe and efficient cleaning approach that is better for you and the environment. Wet cleaning is proven to be more environmentally friendly. The are a few important differences between wet cleaning and dry cleaning
With wet cleaning, cleaners can customize the wet cleaning process for each item of clothing, each piece can be agitated very gently or dried at a very specific temperature. Water and detergent are added to a specially made, computer-controlled machine along with the garments.Read More
What is Dry-cleaning?
Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using chemical solvent other than water. Despite its name, dry cleaning is not a “dry” process, clothes are soaked in a liquid solvent.
Most dangerous chemical
Dry cleaner uses dangerous chemical solvents that are harmful to people and the environment. Most cleaners use Perchloroethylene, also known as Tetrachloroethylene, PCE, or PERC. It is classified to be a human carcinogen, according to the U.S. National Toxicology Program, Occupational Safety and Human Safety agency.Read More
Professional Wet Cleaning is the best option for cleaning garments as it uses no toxic chemicals, and does not generate hazardous waste, nor does it produce air pollution. We use 100% water to clean clothes, no PERC. Our method is the safest professional method of garment cleaning. Eco-Friendly:The environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has stated that Wet Cleaning isthe safest professional method of garment cleaning because it does not create any air pollution and reduces the potential for water and soil contamination. Wet-cleaning wastewater is usually discharged into a private or public sewer system and is treated at the local wastewater treatment facility in accordance with quality standards established under the federal Clean Water Act. Fresh Clean ScentOnce you smell your clothes after they have been wet-cleaned, you will never go back to a regular dry cleaner again. Regular dry cleaning can never get rid of odors caused from stains such as sweat or urine. And when you have your clothes dry-cleaned what you smell are the dry-cleaning chemicals. But when you have your clothes wet-cleaned, you can smell the fresh clean scent that comes from the wet-cleaning process, guaranteed. Perfect for Removing Stains:Wet cleaning is perfect for removing stains. The best way to remove urine stains, sweat stains, or mildew stains is through we cleaning, since 90% of stains are water soluble. Kind to Sensitive Skin:Wet cleaning is ideal for sensitive…Read More
The Clean Show is the largest cleaning industry expo in the world featuring working equipment and education. It attracts all sorts of the dry-cleaning, laundering and textile-care industry, from single owner coin-operated laundry to dry-cleaning/wet cleaning establishments and textile service companies It was Green Organic’s first time attending the Clean Show and we didn’t realize how vast the industry has become. They had state of the art machinery to multiple selections of liquid solvent to high end dry-cleaning/laundry software to hundreds of supply vendors and knowledgeable sale representatives. It was quite surprising to see so many people at the show and how the cleaning industry is still striving for longevity. However, with increased knowledge of environmental issues and movement in today’s world, the Clean Show lacked environmental friendly products and educational presentations. The Clean Show was a learning experience but meeting our supply vendors in person was the highlight of the show for us. They are the one’s who customized our eco-friendly laundry and garment bags and helped set up our state-of-the-art dry-cleaning software. So, we would like to thank them for all of their handwork and help. At Green Organic Dry Cleaner, we never use Perc. We only use toxic-free cleaners, no plastic bags and all of our products are eco-friendly. For more information please visit us on the web at www.greenorganicdrycleaner.com or download our app by texting the word “GREENO” to 555-888 for free pick-up and delivery. We can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by…Read More
What is “Wet” Cleaning?
Certified Professional Wet Cleaner
WetCleaners USA is an organization made up of dedicated business owners working together to provide exceptional service and clean clothes environmentally friendly for the community. We promise to provide consistently high quality services amongst our members’ businesses. This ensures that customers are met with very few discrepancies in service, no matter the location.
Sign up for our new delivery service and see what hassle free dry cleaning is all about. Download our mobile app for iphone and Android and you will be a few clicks away from getting your laundry picked up and conveniently delivered to you.
*And Download our App by texting the word “ GreenO”
to 555-888, for Free Pick-up and Delivery, or call us at (857) 305-3935.
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Friday 7AM to 7PM
Saturday: 8AM to 5PM