The Eco Laundry Company: An Eco-Friendly Franchise That Truly Makes a Difference
We are much more than a dry cleaning and laundromat business that provides great customer care and quality services. Sure, our stores are clean, well branded, and inviting. Of course, we take extra special care to avoid any issues with our customers’ garments. And yes, our staff is well-trained and super-friendly. But perhaps to get a better sense of who we are as a company and as an eco-friendly cleaning franchise, and to understand our raison d’être, you need learn a bit more about our story.
It all came about as our founder began to experience a deep feeling of dissatisfaction and disenchantment with a corporate banking career. Not content to just let things be, and dogged by the need to find a higher meaning in life and work. His spiritual journey eventually led to a month of seclusion and silence in a monastery located in the mountains of Chiang Mai to reflect on what the future should hold. That higher purpose soon became crystal clear:
Use the power of business to do good in the world.
The Eco Laundry Company’s first store opened in Buenos Aires in 2010 and the first store in New York City was launched in 2012. The main goal was not just to get into the dry cleaning and laundromat business, or simply to launch an eco-friendly cleaning franchise chain. It was to create a company with a clear mission that provides world class laundry and dry cleaning services, with an unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. It wasn’t long after we got our start that we started referring to our venture as the new wave of “happytalism.” It’s in our business’ DNA, and in our core philosophy of never putting profit before welfare of people and the planet, and using our business as a vehicle for positive change.
It starts with our reusable, eco-friendly laundry bags; our certified biodegradable plastic dry cleaning covers; our energy efficient laundry machines; the recycled materials used in store construction; all the way to running our business on 100% pure wind energy and the reforestation projects we support to offset any additional carbon dioxide output from our locations. It’s also reflected in the fact that we are committed to providing a living wage to our employees. And it’s further evidenced by the fact that we are one of more than 1,000 global companies, and the only laundromat business among them, that is a Certified B Corporation.
As our concept has continued to develop and take hold, it became obvious that the next logical step would be to offer eco-friendly cleaning franchise opportunities to qualified candidates.
We are part of a snowballing movement, backed by the growing need and demand for earth-friendly business practices. Now, we are proud to show you, as a selected franchise owner with The Eco Laundry Company, how you, too, can become part of this growing movement for change. We will guide you on equipping your laundry business with the power sources and fixtures designed to reduce the impact on the environment. We can teach you how to educate your staff and your customers on how to become more environmentally responsible… and together we can play a role in saving the world.
Ready to make a difference?