With life resuming to normal, us Londoners are beginning to get back into our busy routines – 9 to 5 in the office, weekends at the pub with friends and scheduling in free time for the gym and shops! With our diaries busier than ever, we have to get creative on how we allocate our time.
Oxwash offered the opportunity for me to trial their sustainable services, to see just how easy it is to tick loads of laundry off my long to do list. Sustainable, affordable and time-efficient I was thrilled to give this company a go!
What is Oxwash?
Offering a convenient, sustainable, door-to-door laundry service, Oxwash collects laundry, ironing and dry cleaning straight from your doorstep via their fleet of electric cargo bikes (which is the ideal solution for a green, clean and efficient mode of transport).
Putting a spin on traditional laundry services, which are said to create a large carbon footprint emitting 265,000 tonnes of CO2 in the UK alone, Oxwash is leading the laundry revolution by marrying the delicate balance of human touch with sustainable methods. But that’s not all, they are also utilising space-age technology for a next level experience and method of cleaning.
Founded by an ex-NASA scientist, Oxwash utilises hyper efficient Lagoons, powered by renewable energy and precision cold temperature washing machines. They also successfully disinfect and deodorise at ambient temperatures of 20C, reducing emissions by 45% compared to other high temperatures methods.
“We identified a way to re-engineer the laundry process from the ground up and to be the first truly sustainable, space-age laundry company in the world,” said Kyle Grant, Founder.
Founded in 2018, Oxwash is making laundry convenient for Londoners, while also making it their mission to build the future of laundry with no environmental impact and world class results.
My Oxwash Experience!
From start to finish my Oxwash experience was excellent – it was incredibly easy to arrange and required almost no effort on my part! I decided to try their sustainable dry cleaning service on my winter Valentino coat prior to storing it for the Summer season.
Their easy to navigate website was perfect to use at my own convenience (they also offer an app for using on the go). The service offers an immense range of cleaning item options, such as: mixed laundry, suits, pet items, knitwear, shoes, bedding, homeware and even your spacesuit (I love a company with a sense of humour)!
Booking the service was as easy as online shopping, you simply add to cart and checkout. All services are individually priced, eliminating the usual guessing game of what your total might be at the end. Once all of your selections are chosen, you then decide your pick up delivery and return dates and times in advance – you also receive a text message when they are in transit with tracking links and options to contact your rider. The address, payment method and additional notes are also placed in this section, making the navigation incredibly easy!
If you are like me and find yourself questioning which category your item might fit into, their online customer service is extremely helpful, informative and friendly. They were able to quickly and clearly point me in the correct category and were happy to assist with any questions I had about the process there and then. The brand also takes customer service above and beyond. I had asked if they could sew a loose zipper down when they had my coat, and they kindly did so at no extra charge!
I was flabbergasted to see cleaning my full length designer coat with wool accents would only cost me £16.95 after delivery. This is hands down an affordable way for us Londoners to care for our most loved items without going for broke. Similarly, for our day to day cleaning needs, it’s a convenient way to get laundry done. Shifting to sustainable options in my life and valuing quality brands, I feel Oxwash is a company I will continue to utilise for all my cleaning needs big and small.
Sustainable, check. Quality service, check. Friendly, check. Quick and convenient, check. Oxwash really does check all the boxes and receives the highest recommendation from me! Go out without fear of having to clean your items, Oxwash has you covered!