If not for its bright yellow color and the mural of a cornfield painted across its doors, Go Green Dry Cleaning’s 1969 Volkswagen could almost be mistaken for the Scooby-Doo gang’s Mystery Machine. But instead of fighting ghost-impersonating criminals with their wits, the owners of this van fight clothing stains and biohazards with environmentally friendly dry-cleaning techniques. Akin to liquid sand, their GreenEarth silicone solution forgoes harsh chemicals, irritants, and odors to clean clothes in a manner that is safe for both customers and the earth. The shop’s technicians restore all sorts of fabrics—including wool, silk, and Sasquatch fur—bequeathing each with a soft, static-free touch before packaging them in biodegradable plastic. The team then hops into the van, which runs on E85 ethanol, to deliver the freshly laundered clothes directly to doorsteps. Aside from using gentle solutions to clean up sweaters and pants, Go Green Dry Cleaning supports the earth by contributing to organizations across Long Island, including Go Green Festival and the Soular Soundz concert series.
The professional dirt extractors at North Shore Clothes Cleanic find grime, stains, and soiling to be as revolting as squid-flavored jello and will take every step to get them out of garments. Bring in a bag of commonly washable clothing and North Shore will color-sort it, pretreat it for stains, and machine-wash it—loads are $12 for the first 15 pounds (the minimum drop-off amount) and 80¢ for each additional pound. Large specialty items are priced separately, such as $8 for blankets and $14.25 for down comforters. Men's business shirts can be laundered and hung with or without starch for $1.20, and women's blouses can be laundered and pressed for $3.
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.
Trusted by an international array of designer and celebrity clientele such as Chanel and Barbara Walters for their garment savvy and sunny dispositions, Madame Paulette's couture cleansers have banished stains and grime from delicate wearables with prime equipment since 1959. A patented, detail-oriented process gently lifts dirt away from the fragile fibers of wool, cashmere, or silk garments, preventing shrinkage by keeping the garments away from water and free of embarrassment. Furs, leathers, and suede receive a suds-free cleanse sensitive to the delicate dyes they may contain, before a glazing technique returns essential oils to keep threads shiny and pliable. Meticulous cleaners immortalize a wedding day's starring outfit with preservation and sealing techniques that ensure future generations can see the family heirloom and evidence of ‘80s day-glo gowns with their own eyes.