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Green Apple Cleaners: The Birth of Your Healthy Alternative

(along with Michael and Evan)

Green Apple Cleaners sprang from parents' concern for their children's health and the health of their world.

Back in 2002, David Kistner and his wife, Effie, were expecting twin boys. With the excitement and nervousness of first time parents, they read everything they could about pregnancy and infant care. What they discovered alarmed them — books and articles repeatedly cautioned pregnant women and parents of babies to avoid dry cleaning because of the harmful chemicals used.

Like so many urban couples, David and Effie relied on jobs where suits were required.

David hunted for better options. Consumer Reports published a comparison of dry cleaning methods, both "green" and conventional. A new technology using liquid CO2 came out on top, ranked #1 for cleaning clothing best while being gentler to the fabric. When David saw that it was also the most benign to both human health and the environment, he knew he'd found his solution. But geography got in the way — CO2 dry cleaning was not available in the tri-state area.

David was determined that other parents would have the safer CO2 option he was denied. He shared the Consumer Reports article with his friend and colleague, Chris Skelley, a father of two young children (Taylor and Dylan). Together, David & Chris were inspired by the virtues of this new technology and committed themselves to bringing it to our communities.

Green Apple Cleaners is the proud fulfillment of that promise.

Green Apple Cleaners Cares

We at Green Apple Cleaners care about you. We care about your clothes — the investment you've made in them, the sentimental value they often carry, and how looking your best improves your career and quality of life. We care about our employees and the communities in which we live and work. We care deeply about the environment we all share. We promise to treat each customer with warmth and respect, and treat every one of your garments as if it were one of our own. And we promise to take the hassle out of dry cleaning, focusing on your convenience in every way possible.

We will address any problems you may have, whether you're at our store or seeking help from customer service.