Women Owned Wednesday: Green Garmento

 

AT-A-GLANCE

Company Name: The Green Garmento

Founded: 2008

WBENC Certified: 2015

HQ: Los Angeles, CA

Website: www.thegreengarmento.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/greengarmento

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegreengarmento

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greengarmento

Slogan: Be fantastic…use less plastic!

Retail: Walmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Online

As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, winner of the IHA Design Defined award, and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 100 Brilliant Companies to watch, The Green Garmento offers a line of innovative, eco-friendly home solutions for dry cleaning, laundry, storage, and travel.

About the Products: The Green Garmento all-in-one reusable dry cleaning bag is an eco-friendly alternative to the single-use plastic garment covers. The multi-functional bag is a space saving hamper at home, roomy duffel for the trip to the cleaner and morphs into an attractive garment bag - saving up to 10 pieces of plastic with every trip to the cleaner! The deluxe version has a zippered pouch to recycle wire hangers and the bags are breathable, water resistant, recyclable, and reusable. It helps the dry-cleaning industry reduce waste and rid your home of plastic.

Company Background: After battling with plastic dry-cleaning bags for too long, Jennie Nigrosh and Rick Siegel came up with a solution, a multi-functional reusable bag that is user-friendly for cleaners – and their customers. Their products have begun to shift how the dry-cleaning world goes about business, making a dent in the estimated 300 million bags used each year to wrap cleaned clothes. The Green Garmento is also offered by hotels, businesses and the promotional products industry.  Shoppers can also find their entire line of sustainable products in stores and online.

Quote from CEO on being a Women Owned business:

“I had my AHA moment, while standing naked in my closet, late for work and searching for clothing that was hidden inside plastic and bound together by twist-ties. I knew there had to be a better way! Seven years later, hundreds of thousands of bags in circulation and close to 3 million pounds of plastic removed from our ecosystem, we are proud - but our work is just beginning. If every household in America brought Green Garmento to their cleaners, imagine the (literal) sea change that would occur!

p.s. I love WBENC – it’s helped make introductions I never thought possible.”

 

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Courtesy of ABC's Shark Tank

Courtesy of ABC's Shark Tank

Posted on February 24, 2016 .