Sustainable Laundry & Dry Cleaning Alternative That Makes a Difference

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A typical load of laundry that you wash at home or other services process for you:

uses 80L of water
releases 3.5kg of CO2
to the atmosphere
adds 1,500,000 microfibres
to the environment

Changing The World One Wash at a Time

We are re-engineering the laundry process from the ground up; our award-winning laundry and wet cleaning service has customers at our core. By using cutting edge technology we guarantee a world-class clean and service direct to your door.
We will not compromise on our responsibility to the environment. We are determined to be the first truly sustainable, net-zero impact washing company in the world. Join us on our journey and let us take a load off your mind at the same time.
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Where have we been?

Oxwash was founded in 2018 by Dr Kyle Grant, born out of frustration from the perpetually broken washing machines in his college laundry.

Armed with just a bike and a backpack, Kyle started collecting and washing clothes for fellow students, this quickly snowballed into a growing on demand laundry business as interest grew.

Oxwash is now fully operational in London, Oxford and Cambridge with an ever growing team and we are very proud of our shiny new state of the art laundry facilities we call 'lagoons'. Next...The rest of the World!

Where are we going?


Oxwash is excited to grow into new cities, new countries and wash new things, we are proudly venture-backed and rapidly iterating our technology along with our exceptional partners.

We are developing a modular and rapidly scalable model that we will deploy into new cities across the UK as well as to other countries.

Our goal is to eradicate the impact of washing on the world's ecosystems whilst developing the ultimate in cleanliness and finish. We are determined to lead the charge and prove a closed-loop washing service is possible.

Simple, Sustainable Laundry and Wet Cleaning

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In our Oxford lagoon we use water reclamation to reuse the water from a previous rinse cycle for the next wash cycle. This saves up to 60% of the water consumption versus a typical commercial washing machine and 70% compared to a domestic washing machine. Our London and Cambridge lagoons have second generation weighting technology that removes the requirement to recycle water as less is used in the process, proportional to the weight of the load.
We're rapidly implementing microfibre filtration to capture more than 95% of all the fibres shed during washing. This process prevents plastic pollution of our waterways and drinking water. One third of ALL ocean plastic are microfibres from our clothes, this has to stop.
Disinfection of our washing is performed using ozone, biodegradable disinfectants (PAP) and quaternary ammonium compounds. Generated using renewable electricity and oxygen from the air we breathe, ozone is an extremely powerful disinfecting agent against many microorganisms.
Automated dynamic dosing of biodegradable detergents prevents surplus chemical usage. We're working hard with our partners to get a maximum clean with minimum chemistry addition to our washing process.
In our Oxford lagoon we use water reclamation to reuse the water from a previous rinse cycle for the next wash cycle. This saves up to 60% of the water consumption versus a typical commercial washing machine and 70% compared to a domestic washing machine. Our London and Cambridge lagoons have second generation weighing technology that removes the requirement to recycle water as less is used in the process. The amount of water used is minimised to the weight of the items and how stained they are, whilst achieving a market-leading clean.
We're rapidly implementing microfibre filtration in 2022 to capture more than 95% of all the fibres shed during washing. This process prevents plastic pollution of our waterways and drinking water. One third of ALL ocean plastic are microfibres from our clothes, this has to stop.
Disinfection of our washing is performed using ozone and biodegradable detergents (PAP). Inspired by technology used by our founder at NASA, ozone is generated using renewable electricity and oxygen from the air we breathe. Ozone is an extremely powerful disinfecting agent against many microorganisms.
Automated and dynamic dosing of biodegradable detergents prevents surplus chemical usage. Most washed worldwide use far too much detergent and additives and most goes down the drain. We're working hard with to get a maximum clean with minimum chemistry addition to our washing process.

Meet the HQ team

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After a career at NASA, Kyle founded Oxwash during his Synthetic Biology PhD at Oxford University. Armed with just a bike and a backpack, Kyle started collecting and washing clothes for fellow students, this quickly snowballed into a growing on demand laundry business as interest grew. Kyle’s passion for sustainability and tenacious entrepreneurial attitude continue to propel Oxwash to lofty heights.
Kyle
CEO
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Tom is an Oxford University Engineer with a background designing and building bespoke treehouses around the world. Having turned his hand to the world of laundry, his practical background has been invaluable in building the first Oxwash laundry in Oxford and driving the operational efficiencies. Tom also led Oxwash’s second launch in Cambridge.
Tom
COO & CSO
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Ella has succeeded in growing the awareness of many leading consumer brands over the last 10 years in a variety of industries from automotive to pet care. Working across all types of marketing from TV campaigns to influencer partnerships, she is passionate about conveying a brands true voice and developing genuine, long standing customer relationships as a result.
Ella
Chief Commercial Officer
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Upon his return home to the UK from Canada, Joe joined the team after a successful tenure as the assistant general manager of a prominent event management and supply company in Vancouver. Used to managing large teams to deliver results in the fast paced and mercurial world of events, Joe brings a mix of team leadership, sales acumen, and operational oversight to the Cambridge team.
Joe
Head of Operations
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A software engineer by trade, and a creative enthusiast by nature, Thomas loves working with socially responsible teams. With several years’ experience working with startups, a PhD in education, and a degree in Environmental Science, Thomas is keen to help Oxwash build human-first software for complex problems
Thomas
Software Engineer
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With over 20 years of business experience, Dan is our in-house senior advisor and brings extensive entrepreneurship and scale-up experience from his previous ventures. Dan provides invaluable commercial, financial, and strategic advice to the Oxwash management team to enable them to make rapid and effective decisions.
Dan
Senior Advisor
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A recent business management graduate from Exeter, Penn has enjoyed spells at notable startups Deliveroo and Monzo. With a passion for entrepreneurship and a flair for sales, he’s now on a mission to drive new business and take Oxwash stratospheric. #cakeforclosers
Penn
Business Development Associate
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As our resident Generation-Z, Carla works on improving Oxwash’s marketing channels whilst using experience from previous banking internships to play a key role in driving growth. She is also on the committee of her university’s Entrepreneurs Society, alongside completing an Economics degree in Oxford.
Carla
Finance Associate
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Danai is a graduate of the British Army’s leadership school, Sandhurst, and has spent over five years working in programme management, recruiting and public relations. He worked at Bloomberg before moving to Oxwash to pursue a passion for sustainability that stems from his love of the world’s wildest landscapes as a mountaineer and skier.
Danai
Special Projects Manager
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With years of experience working in commercial laundries, what Richard doesn’t know about laundry just isn’t worth knowing! He ensures our customer’s beloved items are treated with care and attention so upon leaving the laundry they are sparkling. Richard also heads Oxwash Labs, our R&D department. He is leading the charge on validating our low temperature processes amongst other projects.
Richard
Operations Compliance Officer
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As an experienced lean/agile software engineer, Chris focuses on delivering the quality and value customers need most. Having been in start-ups determined to have a positive impact on the world before, Chris is keen to continue using his computer powers for good.
Chris
Software Engineer
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Pauline is a Computer Science graduate moving forward into the world of Software Engineering at Oxwash also having done a year as a technical advisor. Alongside this Pauline enjoys musical theatre and has spent years part-taking in such activities. She aims to utilise her knowledge and experience throughout the years to aid in developing and providing quality software and service to customers and the Oxwash team
Pauline
Junior Software Engineer

Meet the London team

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Will has 5 years of programme and operations management as an Army Officer during and following his time at the University of Bristol. He is an experienced mountaineer having led successful expeditions to Georgia, Kenya and most recently Kyrgyzstan. Will's passion for the wilderness drives his desire to take on the climate crisis with Oxwash. 
Will
General Manager
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Shaba is extremely hard working and puts drive and passion into everything she does. Having has several years of previous laundry experience, Shaba has become highly knowledgeable in the industry and is now a seasoned pro on the iron. 
Shaba
Laundry Assistant
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Andrzej is an experienced Rider having been employed by Jump Bikes for two years and Whistl for three years. He takes pride in his timeliness, providing a prompt and reliable service for all our customers. As soon as your order is booked in, it's placed in Andrzej’s schedule and he will be sure to collect and swiftly delivery it to our professional washing facilities. He is available to collect at any time and day that is convenient to you and looks forward to seeing you soon.
Andrzej
Rider
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After having worked as a chef for the past 5 years, Presley was looking for a career change that would allow him to transfer his skill set. He knows how to work to an extremely high standard and is always looking for a challenge, this made him the perfect fit for Oxwash. After starting as a Laundry assistant, Presley quickly made his way up to Laundry supervisor. He can now be found making sure the lagoon is running smoothly and there is a happy atmosphere, maintained by great music and high energy. 
Presley
Night Laundry Supervisor
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Dom is one of our London riders. He enjoys cycling and being productive and is very excited to be on board Team Oxwash. When not riding he can be seen helping out the laundry team in the lagoon. 
Dom
Rider
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Jose is one of the laundry assistants in our London Lagoon, Jose always has a smile on his face and is ready to help out wherever necessary.
Jose
Laundry Assistant

Meet the Oxford team

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Ashley has over a decade of experience in Leisure management. He has now decided to jump into Oxwash, overseeing the operations of our Oxford Lagoon. With background in managing multi sites, he is going to be ensuring our customer’s beloved items are treated with care and attention in our lagoon by our processors and delivered efficiently by our enthusiastic riders.
Ashley
General Manager
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With her wealth of hospitality experience, Sam has taken to Oxwash like a duck to water. Her enthusiasm and scrupulous attention to detail make her the perfect addition to the processing team. Sam keeps the rest of the team in check, bridging the gap between the laundry and logistics side of the business.
Sam
Laundry Manager
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Gary is the newest member of the Oxwash family but it feels like he's been with us for years! Gary can be seen cruising the streets of Oxford on our new bike and trailer (Florence and Nightingale) collecting and delivering from the GP surgeries we have started supporting.
Gary
Head Rider
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Sarita, now studying A levels, is a keen cyclist and loves meeting new people- something she gets to do a lot of as an Oxwash Rider! Sarita is working hard to become fluent in Spanish ready for her gap year travels to South America, using the money saved from her time at Oxwash.
Sarita
Rider
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James started out as a rider as he was new to Oxford and wanted to explore the city. He has now moved into his new role of Night Laundry Supervisor and is making sure our new night shift run smoothly. James is hoping to travel abroad in a few years and is learning Indonesian and Arabic in preparation.
James
Laundry supervisor
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Louis is an Oxford local, growing up near Iffley. He studied in Bristol doing maths but since finishing has been looking for other less academic and fun opportunities! He spent a winter working and snowboarding in Bulgaria. He’s favourite hobbies are climbing and wild swimming but in his spare time he also loves anything cinema and music related. 
Louis
Rider

Meet the Cambridge team

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Toby joined Oxwash at the beginning of it’s Cambridge journey. He collected Cambridge's first ever order and has witnessed the Cambridge lagoon flourish and develop into the buzzing hub it is today. Toby is able to transfer his skillset from his practical working background into ensuring the smooth running of operations so that customers receive their fresh laundry on time. Toby enjoys running, hiking and watching films, and he has a degree in Film Studies from Salford University.
Toby
General Manager
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After successfully running laundries in two care homes and ensuring excellent service for the residents, Jacob has come away from care and has now taken on hospitality as his next adventure. Jacob is thrilled to be joining Oxwash as Cambridge Process Manager.
Jacob
Laundry Manager
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After an 8-year career in care home work, Tracy was looking for a more relaxed atmosphere and came across Oxwash. Tracy's favourite past times are roller-skating, dancing and making others laugh. What she loves most of all is spending time with her grandchildren.
Tracy
Laundry Assistant

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