our cooperative

Tangerine Clean was a worker-owned and worker-run natural home cleaning cooperative 2009-2021 serving Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough, North Carolina. Tangerine Clean has permanently closed.

We are committed to creating a better, more sustainable world, demonstrating this commitment every day not only through our use of natural cleaning methods and products, but also through our cooperative business structure.

Tangerine Clean’s cleaners become co-owners of Tangerine Clean, participating jointly in key business decisions and sharing all profits as a worker cooperative. By creating a healthy workplace in which workers are their own bosses, cleaning your home becomes a personal commitment to all of us. With us, you’ll receive superior, affordable service. In turn, Tangerine Clean’s worker-owners will be provided with a dignified source of financial sustainability.

celebrating 10 years 2009-2019

Tangerine Clean is delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our worker-owned, worker-run cooperative. We are extremely proud of the excellent service we provide to our clients and the dignified jobs we have been able to create for ourselves. As we look back on our first decade of collective decision-making and chart our path forward for the next 10 years, we are more committed than ever to the value of the cooperative model.

"Cooperatives are the only form of business centered around membership, and member and community benefit is at the core of the cooperative model. Worker cooperative businesses are owned and run by their members, the people who work in them, and they operate for the benefit of these members. ... Worker-owned businesses have not only a direct stake in the local environment but the power to decide to do business in a way that is sustainable for us all." -The United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives