Clean Laundry. Clean Planet. Clean Slates.
This is their motto and we bought into their triple bottom line approach early on, when they were just a Philadelphia enterprise. Founded in 2010, this innovative laundry and linen rental service company provides commercial laundry services to hotel and businesses, with a focus on those that are poorly served by industrial laundries. They pick up and deliver using bikes and consider themselves bike cargo pioneers, proving that a two-wheel vehicle can be a viable transportation alternative to trucks for urban deliveries. They also employ individuals who are overcoming incarceration, homelessness and other significant barriers to employment providing hundreds of second opportunities and combating recidivism and mass incarceration.
They started with just one bike and trailer working off of a laundromat in West Philly that’s now closed. Today Wash Cycle Laundry is a well-known presence in the city and has expanded beyond Philadelphia. We, at the Untours Foundation, are proudly supporting their expansion to Boston with a new loan.