Berkeley Dry Cleaners Services
Aside from being one of the best dry cleaners Berkeley CA has to offer, we are one of the few cleaners that offer chemical free organic dry cleaning for your clothes. Both Berkland Cleaners and Sew Clean Cleaners locations offer all services listed on this website. Our Berkeley green cleaners also provide wedding dress cleaning, leather cleaning and even in house alterations for all of our customers.
100% Organic Dry Cleaners
What is Organic Dry Cleaning? The definition of “organic” chemical free dry cleaning is somewhat unclear when it comes to dry cleaning. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certifies agricultural businesses as organic based on a list of requirements. Dry cleaning is not FDA-regulated, and in the world of chemistry, “organic” means anything with carbon in its molecular makeup. This definition includes all petroleum-based products — even perc.
If your green dry cleaner claims to be Earth-friendly, be sure to ask about the specific methods and chemicals she or he uses. Many dry cleaners will advertise as “green,” “organic,” or “environmentally friendly” when those dry cleaners in Berkeley are anything but environmentally friendly dry cleaning.
Hydrocarbon cleaning methods are not green at all. Hydrocarbon is petroleum based solvent and only slightly less toxic than Perc and carries all the environmental concerns of petroleum, including the fact that it’s a jamor source of greenhouse gases.
When it comes to Berkeley dry cleaners being known as chemical free only 100% chemical free from solvents to detergents and conditioners can be claimed as true ‘Organic’ and ‘Eco-friendly’
Quotes From Other Resources
“A number of dry cleaners claims that Hydrocarbon technology is natural, green, or earth-friendly but hydrocarbon solvents are petroleum based, so they still emit volatile organic compounds.” - Sierra Club
“It can be tricky to unravel the various claims of the “organic” cleaning industry, and vast majority aren’t as nontoxic as you might think. “ - New York Times
“The hydrocarbon dry cleaning is not Eco-friendly at all. It is only slightly less toxic than perc.” - State of New York Environment Protection Bureau
“Wet cleaning is the safest professional method of garment cleaning. It does not use hazardous chemical, it does not generate hazardous waste, nor create air pollution and reduced potential for water and soil contamination” – EPA
“The reason to choose a wet-cleaning system over dry-cleaning is obvious. It’s safer. For you, for me, for our children and the environment” - Eartheasy.com
“Two alternatives rise to the top in terms of environmental and health impacts— professional wet cleaning and liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) cleaning” – GreenAmerica.com
“The new method (wet cleaning ) cleans just as well or better than the dry cleaning — and it’s better for the environment” – NPR.org
“Chemical-free dry cleaning: A sound proposition” – Chicago Tribune
Berkeley Dry Cleaners, Which Are 100% Chemical Free?
Berkland Cleaners is Berkeley’s only 100% chemical free dry cleaners and committed to health, habitat and environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wet cleaning is the safest professional method of garment cleaning. It does not use hazardous chemical, it does not generate hazardous waste, nor create air pollution and reduced potential for water and soil contamination.
Wet cleaning is the cleaning technology recognized by the EPA’s Design for the Environment Program, the Sierra Club, the NRDC, Consumers Union and virtually all the leading environmental advocacy groups as the most ‘green’ and environmentally friendly of the processes available to cleaners.
It’s also the most difficult cleaning technology and process to master, which is why we are one of the few organic dry cleaners statewide that operate with it at our level.
Best Berkeley Dry Cleaners For Your Wedding Dress
Your wedding is such an important memory to preserve and share. So it’s understandable that you’d want the very best when it comes to preserving your gown. Berkland Cleaners steps up as the best organic dry cleaners who can best provide you a complete Wedding Gown Preservation by qualified experts. Bring in your gown today.
ALTERATIONS AND TAILORING
Not every garment we love fits us perfectly the first time. In fact, it is quite rare to buy something off the rack and have it fit perfectly. As a full-service garment care specialist, Berkland Cleaners offers the finest in tailoring and alterations.
LEATHER CLEANING & FUR CLEANING
Leather and suede are beautiful yet expensive products, so proper care is essential to maintain them. We therefore recommend annual leather cleaning or whenever a stain occurs.
These materials are precious in their beauty, expense, and environmental demands. We take our obligation to extend the enjoyment and use of leather and fur garments especially seriously. Professional wet cleaning methods are the gentlest and most effective means of caring for leather and fur items.