Pull out bed without
removing the slipcover
or wear to
Needs a fresh new fabric Needs a fresh new fabric on the
on the outside outside
Can fix on the inside Cannot fix the inside
Good frame consider re- Good or bad frame can still be
Frayed or lumpy
Some frayed of lumpy can be
Antique wood furniture slipcovered wrapped in an under
Tufted furniture garment
Some curved furniture Antiquewood furniture some of
such as barrel or tub the wood will be covered
some recliners Tufted will be covered, but
Permanent change slipcover can be mock tufted
attached to the furniture Some curved or barrel furniture
depends of the fabric chosen
Removable for cleaning or
change of season or style
Slipcovers usually use
2 – 2 ½ yds more than a
Want to sell more fabric?
The Best Fabric is……
That Need IS
What is the Manufactures
usual recommendation for
Dry Clean Only
Can all Fabrics be Washed?
How would you know
How would you find out
½ yd of Cut into 3
How will What are
you test? you
Who will Wash the Fabric?
Can 18 yds of Fabric be Washed
as 1 piece in a Washer?
Instructions for Washing Fabric
Cut into Serge the edges Wash in the same
3yd (108”) or only if the fabric manner from the
4yd (144”) will unravel while results of the
washing. testing that was
Fabric must be Dry according to Some fabrics
totally saturated. result of the such as cotton
Front loading tests. Refrain may need to be
home washers from using dryer washed more
may not meet sheet they are than once to
this need. Big toxic to the shrink complet-
Boy at the laund- environment. ly.
ermat work well.
Alternative to Dryer Sheets
Designed to reduce drying
time and soften fabrics
without the use of chemical
fabric softeners, Dryer Balls
are an eco-friendly solution to
landfill-clogging dryer sheets
and chemical-laden liquid
As your wet laundry tumbles
in the dryer, these bumpy
balls lift and separate fabric
to make it soft and fluffy, and
allow air to flow more Go to:
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and reduce drying time up to
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If we do not want to
wash a fabric then
our alternative is to
furniture or to
What do we know
about Dry Cleaning?
30,000 dry cleaning facilities
There are over 30,000 dry cleaning
facilities for you to choose from in the
United States, but 95 percent of them
use the toxic chemical
perchloroethylene (perc) as the
primary cleaning solvent.
Exposure to perc is a significant risk to
the workers who dry clean the
clothes, and it's also a health risk to
you and the loved ones who share
your home. Once you get the dry-
cleaned clothes home, they continue
to off-gas perc into the air in your
The National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences states that: quot;Short-term
exposure to PERC can cause adverse health
effects on the nervous system that include
dizziness, fatigue, headaches, sweating, in
coordination, and unconsciousness.
Long-term exposure can cause liver and
kidney damage.quot; The International
Association for Research on Cancer
classifies perc as a probable carcinogen.
there are healthier (and
greener) dry-cleaning alternatives.
The demand for environmentally safe products has
increased in recent years as a result of government
regulations and greater consumer awareness of
This is a system that uses biodegradable soap and water.
Computer-controlled dryers and stretching machines ensure
that the fabric retains its natural size and shape.
Wet cleaning can purportedly clean 99.9% of quot;dry clean onlyquot;
garments safely, including leather; suede; most tailored
woolens, silks and rayon's. (Neckties seem to be the one
Silicone and Liquid CO2 Solvents
Relatively new approaches to dry cleaning have been developed
based on both liquid carbon dioxide (usually obtained as a
recycled byproduct of other industrial processes) and silicone.
Dry cleaners using these solvents are currently few in number.
Alternative Petroleum Solvents
This is more like standard dry cleaning, but the processes use
alternative hydrocarbon solvents such as Exxon D-2000 or
Check with cleaners in your area—at least one is likely to offer
perc-free cleaning services.
www.GreenEarthCleaning.com is a good place to start.
For more information about Dry Cleaning
What do you think
we should do
with the following pieces