Dirty clothes are traditionally worn only by grungy rock stars, vagabonds, and royals pretending to be "regular people" for the purpose of understanding life outside castle walls. If you don't fit into one of these categories, pick up today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of environmentally friendly dry cleaning from Corry's CO2 Dry Cleaning on Mercer Island.
Recipient of the Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Practices, Corry's CO2 Dry Cleaning reanimates slumping shirts and sagging slacks with chemical- and odor-free jolts of revivifying carbon dioxide. Banishing noxious solvents to the dustbin of dry-cleaning history, Corry's sends limp linens for a gentle tumble in cleaning drums that are packed with pressurized carbon dioxide, best known for its work as a soft-drink bubble bolsterer and chief rocket propellant of mouse space programs. Corry's saves soiled shirts and blouses ($6.50 each), dilapidated suits ($13.25+), dusty dusters ($18.95), and more, leaving well-rested apparel ready to accept new wear or a dashing tuxedo's invitation to closet prom.
In addition to gussying up garments, Corry's CO2 Dry Cleaning also exorcises stains from select sets of household linens. Harried householders can schedule free pick-up and delivery throughout greater Seattle, saving time, energy, and the need to trick clothing into the car with promises of ice cream and high-yield investment portfolios.
- The service is excellent and the quality of cleaning is remarkable. Not to mention the only cleaners in the area with CO2 cleaning. Environmentally friendly? Add another star! – Daniel K., Yelp, 4/25/08
Corry's CO2 Dry Cleaners
When the staff at Corry's CO2 Dry Cleaners realized they were responsible for the disposal of 192 gallons of hazardous waste every year, they knew it was time for a change. They overhauled all of their equipment in order to provide an option that avoided using the traditional dry-cleaning chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer and eating socks. Instead, their cleaning method uses carbon dioxide and nontoxic soaps to flush stains from clothes, which is kinder to clothing fibers and leaves behind no chemical smell. This technique has earned them votes from readers of Mercer Island Reporter as the "best place to take your dry cleaning." for several years, most recently in 2013.
Aside from the greener cleaning technique, the staff maintains a tiny carbon footprint with other services and process. To conserve energy, they've retrofitted the lighting and pickup and deliver clothing free of charge, saving their customers money on gas. They recycle 24,000 hangers a year and fold clothing into reusable bags instead of disposable shirt boxes. They also love to educate not only their customers, but other dry cleaners about their eco-friendly ways.