Speedy Dry Cleaners’ seasoned staffers eschew harsh products in favor of eco-conscious cleansers and techniques, aiming to simultaneously spruce up the environment and garments of all materials and fabrics. At six locations, their nimble fingers perform a comprehensive roster of services, including laundry, alterations, and repairs for shoes and handbags. The staff meticulously inspects, washes, and hand-finishes wedding gowns, and can even tackle blemishes on leather items, sealing each article in a breathable bag for protection from drifting herds of mannequins.
The garment-care specialists at this three-cleaner outfit adhere to the GreenEarth Cleaning system, which entails using a nontoxic, pure-silicon solution that is free of petrochemicals and aims to not pollute the air, water, or soil. Since the solution is chemically inert, it’s gentle on even the most delicate of pieces, such as sweaters knit from cashmere or socks woven from ostrich hair. Beyond completing dry-cleaning jobs in as quickly as two days, crews perform alterations, preserve wedding gowns, and clean and condition leather or suede. They also repair shoes, handbags, and luggage and can arrange pickup and delivery for clients in the metro area.
To remember her son’s childhood, Soraya Cartwright stockpiled pictures, video clips, and mementos. Irked that many types of videotape only have a 15-year lifespan; she looked for a way to safeguard her memories for generations, and as a result founded her own digitizing business, Life’s Sweet. Today, she and her technicians convert videotape and film formats to archival quality DVDs; they can also store audio footage on CDs, rather than player pianos. In addition, they scan pictures to save them in digital format, compile them into photo books, or showcase them on custom greeting cards.
Since 1921, Art Cleaners' meticulous wardrobe washers have been giving stains and blemishes the boot with a full roster of dry-cleaning, laundry, and alterations services. Today, they harness the cleansing power of the GreenEarth cleaning system, which eschews harmful petroleum-based solvents in favor of liquid silicone derived from pure, natural sand. This eco-friendly solution thoroughly but gently expunges stains and grime from all types of clothing and furniture fabric before dissolving back into its natural states—water, carbon dioxide, and sand. Like a skunk that's studied Emily Post's Etiquette, it leaves behind no odor. The staff at Art Cleaners also picks up and delivers clients' laundry for free within Boulder County.
Founded in 1946 by Vincent Burke and now managed by Vincent's five sons, Burke Cleaners scrubs and presses once-smirched duds in locations nationwide. Services include professional cleaning and wrinkle wiping for all manner of everyday getups, special-occasion suits and dresses, and weekends-only spandex wear. Prices for dry-cleaned shirts begin at around $6; pants, sweaters, and blazers start at approximately $7.50. Two-piece suits cost $14.50 and up, and blouses are priced at $6.50 and more. Each store's new dry-cleaning machines are odorless, nontoxic, and environmentally friendly, and same-day service is available for most items, excluding wedding gowns woven entirely of corn husks.