Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Seattle garment cleaning industry goes green
Seattle garment cleaning industry goes green
16
Jan '09
Four Seasons Cleaners announced that it has merged with Blue Sky Cleaners, making it Seattle's only toxin-free alternative to traditional dry cleaners and the largest such business in the United States.

"I'm proud to introduce Blue Sky Cleaners' innovative method to our loyal customers," said Dick Pakko, president of Four Seasons Cleaners. "We're adding to our well-known passion for quality and service with the upgrade to this proven alternative because it's better for your clothes, better for you and your family, and better for the environment."

The combined company now offers five retail locations with 38 employees in Seattle. Existing Four Seasons customers will see no change in their service, whether they use free pick-up and delivery, their neighborhood retail storefront or the Four Seasons Cleaners headquarters.

Four Seasons customers will also be able to use Blue Sky Cleaners' headquarters as a pick-up and delivery location, as well as two new stores opening at the end of December in Capitol Hill and Laurelhurst.

"We're very excited to join forces with a company whose dedication to quality is showcased by a four-decade track record of superior service," said Mark Callaghan, CEO of Blue Sky Cleaners. "This marketplace is exceptionally ready for the next generation in garment cleaning and care, and Four Seasons is the perfect partner to help us introduce this innovative technology."

Four Seasons Cleaners has adopted Blue Sky's dry cleaning alternatives of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) and advanced wet cleaning, proven to safely clean a wide variety of fabrics. Under pressure, CO2 becomes liquid and is the best dry cleaning method on the market, according to leading consumer studies.

Unlike traditional dry cleaning, the CO2 cleaning process is safe on silk, wool, spandex, nylon, duvets, pillows and comforters, and leaves no chemical odor in clothes or chemical residue on skin. In addition, the method produces no toxic waste, pollution or contamination.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Four Seasons brand will change to Blue Sky Cleaners, which purchased the company. Four Seasons Cleaners retail locations, phone number, website as well as free pick-up and delivery routes will remain in effect.

Four Seasons Cleaners has provided full-service dry cleaning since 1968. From Platinum shirt cleaning to museum-quality wedding gown preservation, Four Seasons uses a superior cleaning process recommended by top clothing designers, making it one of the few in the Northwest to be a Certified Master Drycleaner. Four Seasons' commitment to environmental responsibility has earned the company the King County Envirostar program's highest, 5-star rating.

Headquartered in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood, Blue Sky Cleaners offers toxin-free dry cleaning alternatives that use both liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) and wet cleaning technologies. Launching its first Seattle facility in September 2008, Blue Sky has been operating in the Bay Area since 2005 and is Northern California's first and largest CO2 cleaner. Blue Sky Cleaners is committed to providing its customers with a superior dry-cleaning method and a high level of service while protecting the environment.

Four Seasons Cleaners


Must ReadView All

Union Minister for finance Arun Jaitley chairing the 25th GST Council meeting, flanked by minister of state for finance Shiv Pratap Shukla (right) and finance secretary Dr Hasmukh Adhia. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

GST rate on velvet fabric reduced to 5%

The 25th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, held under the ...

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

The revenue from the petrochemicals segment at Reliance Industries...

Courtesy: Cotton USA

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

US cotton bodies pledge to support CCI activities

Ten US cotton organisations have pledged industry contributions in...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search