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What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Dry Clean

Dry cleaning is a hassle, it's expensive, and it's not always good for the environment. Can we skip it altogether without ruining our wardrobes? Well, yes and no. Read on for this helpful guide on wha…

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Green Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning: Some Facts, Do It Less, and Go With a Green Cleaner Instead 1. You know that sort of chemical smell or dry smell on your clothes after they've been dry cleaned? That's perchloroethyle…

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Dry Cleaning Alternatives

Standard dry cleaning practices involve the use of the chemical perchloroethylene (perc or PCE) in the liquid solvent used to remove stains.  Both short-term and long-term inhalation exposure to perc …

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How to Wet Clean Wool, Silk and Rayon

I'd like to avoid dry cleaning because of the chemicals used. Can I wash clothes by hand that say “Dry Clean Only?” I often get this question at this time of year, and I always welcome it because…

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