For more than 25 years, the highly trained owners of Rye Ridge Cleaners have cleaned and repaired garments, shoes, and fabrics of all kinds while adhering to environmentally conscious standards. Clients can drop off sweaters ($6.75 each) to be readied for chillier weather, or bring in pairs of pants ($7.25 each) in need of having sidewalk barnacles removed. Rye Ridge's textile hygienists can repair and clean world-weary shoes, and an on-site seamstress can hem and stitch a workplace suit into a business-casual leotard. Rugs, down comforters, and other household fabrics sullied by daily wear can reclaim their youth without ever touching water. Rye Ridge Cleaners follows and promotes recycling practices and environmentally ethical product choices, such as The Green Garmento reusable garment bag and BPA-free receipt paper.
What began as a tailor shop more than a century ago evolved into Cleaning by Frederick’s, a chain of dry-cleaning outposts certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation for their environmentally conscious techniques. Cleaning by Frederick’s technicians employ decades of experience as they clean shirts, pants, and dresses, and gently remove stains embedded in delicate suedes, leathers, bridal gowns, and space suits. Most locations have a full-time tailor who can do alternations, and patrons can drop off their garments or arrange pickup and delivery service.
One of America’s best cleaners, Embassy Cleaners banishes dirt and wrangles wrinkles from all manner of sartorial body coverings. In business since 1937, Embassy practices environmentally sound scrubbing and uses biodegradable packaging that saves approximately 20,000 pounds of plastic from landfills and the dark depths of the plastic underworld. Great for the sparkly cleaning of camouflage cargo pants, Embassy Cleaners saves dirt-trodden clothes from back-of-closet oblivion. These debonair dirt-busters are also deft hands at the art of drapery cleaning, and serve prestigious clients such as The Shubert Theater Organization and the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences.
While a person might wear clothes ranging from basic tees and pants to slinky cocktail dresses, they can't lump everything together when it comes time to do laundry. That’s why the technicians at Fabricare Cleaners offer laundering services in addition to their three styles of dry cleaning: one for basic items, one for fragile items needing special care, and one using biodegradable, eco-friendly detergents. They have a reciprocal relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology, in which they teach the school how to service garments and the school teaches them how to understand construction. This training enables them to immediately recognize stains and fabric type, allowing them to accurately protect and clean clothes by using fabric-friendly chemicals and buttons previously worn by secret-service agents.
After more than 30 years in the business, the owners recently upgraded the facilities to incorporate green technology and use less energy during their processes. In their upgraded facility, the staff can efficiently clean clothes, furs, house decor, and shoes, which can be dropped off in one of the 24-hour kiosks and are returned with the shop’s free delivery service. They also provide reusable garment bags, helping cut down on plastic waste and large cat nests found in the closet corner.
Eco Green Cleaners drivers zip throughout Armonk, Pleasantville, and Bronxville, picking up and dropping off clothes of all kinds. Each garment is meticulously dry cleaned with nontoxic and biodegradable solvents—or with hydrocarbon dry-cleaning techniques—and processed with energy-efficient machines for a minimal impact on the environment. Clean clothes are returned in biodegradable or reusable bags, and the cleaners recycle their hangers to reduce waste. In addition to its dry-cleaning and shirt-laundry services, Eco Green also cleans leather, suede, and rugs, preserves wedding dresses, and alters clothes to accommodate weight changes or tail growth.
For three generations, the same family has owned and operated Fred and Dolly's Cleaning Station. Over the years, they've gotten their dry-cleaning process down to a science. The company's specialists carefully clean each garment, taking care to preserve both form and fabric. For an additional fee, they'll clean garments made from linen, silk, sequins, and other delicate materials.