The Wash Cycle Laundry Story
Wash Cycle Laundry is a triple-bottom line company serving the mission critical needs of the individuals, businesses, and institutions in our cities. We're creating a launching pad back into the workforce for vulnerable adults and proving that bikes are commercially-scalable alternatives to trucks for intra-metropolitan freight. Gabriel Mandujano, Founder and President, created Wash Cycle Laundry to merge his experience and passions with job creation, economic development, and sustainable transport. The company began in a single West Philly laundromat with one bike and trailer in Fall, 2010.
- Over 4 million lbs of cargo hauled by bicycle across Philadelphia and Washington DC since we started pedaling.
- ~50 jobs created, with over half filled by driven adults re-entering the workforce after overcoming a period of incarceration, drug addiction, homelessness, or welfare dependence.
- Over 1 million gallons of water saved with our high-efficiency machines, not to mention all the chemicals diverted based on our use of EPA-certified, all-natural detergents.
- Investors' Circle
- Robin Hood Ventures
- Distinguished Social Ventures Fund
- Gearing Up
- Philadelphia Works
- Back on My Feet
- Catholic Charities