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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.

 

Impact Summary

  • Over 4 million lbs. of cargo hauled by bicycle across Philadelphia and Washington DC since we started pedaling.
  • More than 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.

Our Partners

  • Investors' Circle
  • Robin Hood Ventures
  • Distinguished Social Ventures Fund
  • Gearing Up
  • Philadelphia Works
  • Back on My Feet
  • Catholic Charities