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Green Garmento

Reusable Dry Cleaning Bags

A Greener Way to Dry-Clean

Dry cleaning is often reviled as being the least “green” option when it comes to laundering, but for those of us who work in an office or love cashmere sweaters, it’s unavoidable. Dress shirts, business suits and evening wear just don’t belong in washing machines. Still, Jennie Nigrosh and Rick Siegel knew there had to be a way to make the dry cleaning process more earth-friendly — beginning with the mountains of plastic that are used to cover laundry.

The husband and wife team created the Green Garmento, a 48-inch reusable dry cleaning bag that’s made of the same affordable polypropylene as your reusable grocery bags.

With Green Garmento, you can skip the cleaner’s single-use plastic hanging bags. But that’s not all. At home, Green Garmento doubles as a hamper as it hangs up in your closet, ready to hold dirty laundry destined for the cleaners. When it’s time to drop off your clothes, pull the drawstring and voila, now it’s a duffel bag, ready for transport. And finally, leave the Green Garmento at the dry cleaner’s and have your clothes returned to you in it (as a protective hanging bag) instead of a plastic bag. It’s an easy way to make your carbon footprint a little smaller, while making your laundry routine a little easier.

— Mir
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jennie
    Jennie

    I’m thrilled to introduce The Green Garmento to you.

    What’s a Green Garmento you ask? Well, it’s not a super-hero, or an Italian sandwich or even a fashion forward poltergeist.

    The Green Garmento is the ultimate 3-in-1 reusable garment bag created to help eliminate single-use dry cleaning plastic.

    Did you know there’s an estimated 3 million pounds of the stuff dumped into U.S. landfills and waterways every year, threatening our marine and wildlife? Yikes, that’s a lotta plastic that probably protected a suit or a pair of pants or a tie for just a day or two. That’s just crazy talk. And crazy waste.

    Thank you for taking the time to learn about The Green Garmento. I hope you like our product and our mission and I look forward to your comments and feedback.

  • marie
    marie
    1/14/10 12:17 PM

    HOORAY: what a super idea....I'm going to spread the word on this find, Grommet. Thanks.

  • Jennie
    Jennie – Special Guest
    1/14/10 12:29 PM

    Thanks Marie! I appreciate your kind words - and spreading the word!

  • DJP
    DJP
    1/14/10 12:32 PM

    This is brilliant. Never heard of it. I'm going to spread the word too.

  • Jennie
    Jennie – Special Guest
    1/14/10 1:20 PM

    Thanks, DJP. We think people will embrace The Green Garmento as the next reusable grocery bag - for your clothes!

  • Gary
    Gary
    1/14/10 1:21 PM

    I like the Green Garmento concept because it makes so much sense. keeping the dry cleaning items organized is great so you don't have to look around the house to make sure you have everything that needs to be cleaned and not having to remove a bunch of plastic bags when you get everything home makes the whole process a lot easier.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/14/10 2:38 PM

    I like how this is a green initiative but it also very nicely makes your existing process more efficient making it easy to adopt. It's also useful as a hanging garment bag or as a hanging laundry bag hamper or a laundry tote bag. The well thought out versatility of this product makes it a winner in my book! Great job Jennie!

  • Jennie
    Jennie – Special Guest
    1/14/10 3:03 PM

    Thanks Katherine!

    I have to say I'm very fond of the versatility too:)

    We are based in LA and sell bags to different TV shows and Feature films. The stylists love versatility as well, especially the side zipper so you can see all of the items at quick glance and the big side gussets are clutch too.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    1/14/10 3:06 PM

    We hear that Green Garmento is mentioned in People / Style Watch today. Congratulations, Jennie!

  • Jennie
    Jennie – Special Guest
    1/14/10 3:13 PM

    Yep! I it came out today. We are thrilled. It's right under the picture of Fergue. Lot's of celebs are being fantastic and using less plastic with The Green Garmento!

  • Liz
    Liz
    1/14/10 9:19 PM

    Hopefully someday all drycleaning will be done away with! Its really bad for the environment, but I think in the meantime this reusable bag is a step toward a cleaner environment. Less plastic filling landfills. Yay!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/13/10 10:47 PM

    Congratulations to the Green Garmento for a fantastic article in the New York Times! We are also excited to read that we might see the Green Garmento in an episode of Weeds, how fun!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/business/13proto.html

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