Wash Cycle Laundry

washcycle bikeIt’s been a busy week at the Krash house with lots of coffee consumed, midnight dance sessions, and ice cold beers enjoyed out on the porch in the evenings.

In the midst of it all, we are fortunate as Krash residents to have our linens (bedding and towels) cleaned and changed once a week. I was lucky enough to get to meet two of the people who make this all happen.

Krash is committed to using local services whenever possible and supporting small businesses, which I think is awesome! So here in DC they are currently working with a company called Wash Cycle Laundry. And the reason I’m sharing this is because Wash Cycle Laundry is not your typical laundry service. Wash Cycle Laundry was founded in Philadelphia in 2010 and just recently expanding to Washington DC.

There are three main reasons why I think Wash Cycle Laundry is a great company.

The first reason why Wash Cycle Laundry is neat (haha punny!) is that they “Say ‘No’ to Dirty Laundry” meaning they use locally-made, hypoallergenic detergents, high-efficiency machines, and an organic dry-cleaning process free of chemicals. They are a green company that cares about the environment and the chemicals that are around us. Who doesn’t like that?green bike

The second wonderful thing about Wash Cycle Laundry is the fact that their commitment to being green doesn’t stop with their detergents. They use bicycles (and tricycles!) to pick up and deliver the laundry. Their bikes can haul up to 300 pounds or up to 600 pounds on electric assist tricycles. The bikes are more affordable than trucks and also can move faster in city streets.

I saved the best for last. The final reason I think Wash Cycle Laundry is a part of a new, innovative and socially responsible future is their commitment to “laundry as a launching pad.” Wash Cycle Laundry has partnered with two organizations in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Works and Gearing Up, which are committed to providing opportunties for underserved communities, like previously incarcerated individuals. I can only imagine that since DC is the first city Wash Cycle Laundry has expanded to that they will continue to form partnerships of this kind in additional locations.

In short, I think that Wash Cycle Laundry is doing great things and hopefully will continue to see growth and expansion to additional cities in the near future.

For more information, check out their website: http://washcyclelaundry.com/. There was also a recent write up about them by InTheCapital: http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/06/10/dc-tech-wash-cycle-laundry/.

Photos are from Wash Cycle Laundry.

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