Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd met at Cornell University's Fiber Science, Textile and Apparel Management and Design program and moved on to work in product development and retail management in the luxury-brand business. They launched careers in one of the world's best-dressed cities. As Gwen and Lindsey invested in building their wardrobes, they were confronted with the frustration of maintaining them: replacing prematurely worn items and paying painful dry cleaning bills.
90% of items labeled “Dry Clean Only” are actually washable.
Gwen and Lindsey's unique education and experience helped them spot an opportunity to advance the world of fabric care and beginning in 2002, the pair spent two years researching and developing the very elixirs they longed for. Their result is the highly effective, plant-based line of laundry and home cleaning products you find today online and in stores around the world. Each product is carefully crafted to work its magic on a specific fabric or surface with outstanding results. A work of art built on science, The Laundress collection is sophisticated, eco-conscious, and easy to use.