The Reid’s Difference

Ahead of the Curve

Reid’s was among the first in Austin to shed all of their facilities’ old equipment and begin using a safer and cleaner solvent to clean your clothes. Not only is the new Reid’s “Care-Cleaning”® Solution safer for the environment, it is also safer for you. Our hydrocarbon solvent, which biodegrades within days in the environment, is a safe alternative to the traditional solvent that is still widely used in America: perchloroethylene.


Perchloroethylene, or PERC, is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that poses a health risk to humans and a threat to the environment. It can cause dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, nausea, and skin and respiratory irritation. So to ensure your safety and comfort, and to help the environment, we at Reid’s chose to replace this volatile solvent with a new methodology. Our family doesn’t want PERC in our clothes, and we don’t want it in your family’s clothes, either.

We Support a Cleaner, Greener Environment

Reid’s is an active participant in the FabriClean Poly Recycle Program. 100% of the garment film collected at our locations are recycled to make other plastic products. Every ton of garment film collected helps save the equivalent of 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 7000 gallons of water, 41 kilowatt hours of energy and 89 cubic feet of landfill space!