Dry cleaning is one of my least favorite things to pay for, not only do I know it’s bad for my clothing and the environment; it’s so darn expensive. Being that I work in a corporate environment I have a lot of clothing that is dry clean only. So after reading an article from Big Green Purse , I knew I had to find a dry cleaning alternative and ordered The Laundress Delicate Wash soap.
The company set out to eliminate the need for expensive dry cleaning with toxic chemicals and the two Fiber Science, Textile & Apparel Cornell educated women created The Laundress.
I ordered it four months ago and have been very hesitant to try it. I really don’t have an excuse, except that since it’s been so hot, I’ve tried to only wear cotton.
After wearing my favorite silk blouse this week, I decided to give it a try. However, before dunking my favorite J Crew silk blouse into unknown waters, I visited The Laundress site for further instruction. I was shocked to see a demo where a couture dressed was immersed in The Laundress & water. I actually cringed, but when the dress dried, it was beautiful, however, like most of you I don’t believe it until I’ve tried it.
I followed the directions and used 2 capfuls with cold water on account of hand washing. As the instructions stated I did not let the silk blouse sit longer than thirty minutes. In fact, I set the timer for 20 minutes and I was sure my blouse had been ruined; I even starting sourcing eBay for another one.
I have to say, I was impressed! The blouse came out soft, silky and smelled great. I’m very sensitive to smell and it was just the right scent. I have since used The Laundress for two dry clean only blazers and dresses.
Pros: non-toxic, biodegradable, allergen free, made in the U.S.A. and the bottle is made from 50% post-consumer recycled plastic. You can visit the site for further detailed instructions and video, the smell is great and they even have directions in French and Spanish. You can use the product in the wash but it will require more soap.
Con’s: It’s expensive, 16oz. for $19.00 minus shipping and handling.
I would order the product again for my delicates since when all is said in done, it’s much cheaper than dry cleaning and better for the environment.
Mommy’s Organics gives The Laundress 4 out 5 of pumpkins. And speaking of pumpkins, our Little Pumpkin Doodle’s birthday is on Monday. She was born on Labor Day, go figure! Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
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