If a product remains usable in its current state, our partners at the Renewal Workshop run it through a CO2 cleaning process by TERSUS Solutions, the world’s most advanced cleaning technology, to make it as clean as new.
TERSUS harnesses the gentle cleaning properties of liquid CO2 to remove oils, particulates and odors that degrade the natural life of textiles. Gently removing these elements improves the look and feel of a fabric after each cycle and extends its useful lifetime.
TERSUS uses CO2 in a closed-loop system in which the CO2 starts out as a gas and is compressed to a liquid. Once the CO2 is in liquid form, TERSUS runs similar to a home washing machine, using an environmentally safe detergent through cleaning and rinsing cycles. At the end of the process, the pressure is released, the CO2 turns back into a gas, and the product is totally dry. The process recaptures 98% of the CO2 and eliminates the need for water, thus using fewer natural resources and producing no effluent. And because no heat is used, the product is protected against shrinkage and fiber degradation.