Just what is DRY cleaning anyway?

When clothing and other garments cannot be cleaned with water, they are cleaned with a dry cleaning solvent. Many articles of clothing are said to be dry-cleanable only. This means if they are cleaned with water they may be damaged. Therefore, these items are cleaned with an organic solvent other than water. Of course, the solvent ISN’T DRY! It just isn’t water…thus it is considered dry.