We believe laundry and dry cleaning shouldn't cost the Earth

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

Laundry and dry cleaning, but not as you know it

We are re-engineering the laundry process from the ground up; our award-winning laundry and dry 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.

Where have we been?

Oxwash was founded in 2017 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 washing.

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 weighting technology that removes the requirement to recycle water as less is used in the process, proportional to the weight of the load. Please note due to the Covid-19 pandemic our reclamation in Oxford is paused.
We're rapidly implementing microfibre filtration in 2021 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.

Meet the Core 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
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Ella has succeeded in growing the awareness of many leading consumer brands over the last 8 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
Head of Growth
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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
Head of Sales
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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
Growth Executive
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Toni is our tech wizard, holding over ten years of professional experience designing and building software. Having a history of working in tech startups, he is helping Oxwash become digitally seamless and more sophisticated.
Toni
Head of Digital Technology
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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 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

Meet the London team

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A London based hospitality alumni with a penchant for an opening, Joshua has successfully launched several high end restaurants across London. Two stints at Soho House either side of launching a Top 100 TripAdvisor eatery with Blacklock, Josh has a true passion for people whether trusted employees or valued customers. That passion and an eye for operational excellence are currently powering the Oxwash battery charged engine!
Joshua
General Manager
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Patricia, a hospitality graduate, has amassed years of experience in the service industry. She has played pivotal roles in the planning and operations of new ventures both in hospitality and the laundry industry. Quality has been her hallmark throughout her career. Incorporating the ethos of the Oxwash philosophy and her pursuit of excellence, the sky is the limit.
Patricia
Laundry Manager
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Oxwash’s first employee! Jonny was the first oxwash rider working alongside Kyle back when the company started in a shipping container in Oxford. After a brief two year sojourn working as a theatre production carpenter in London’s west end, Jonny has come back into the fold ready to ride and deliver fresh laundry once again, and use his carpentry skills to help build the odd meeting room or two.
Jonny
Rider

Meet the Oxford team

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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
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
Rider
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James is a sound engineering graduate and photographer from Oxford. He truly believes that sustainability is the building block of a greener planet. James is passionate for providing the best customer service.
James
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

Meet the Cambridge team

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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
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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Born and raised in Cambridge, barring a stint in Manchester studying Film at university, Toby knows the streets like the back of his hand. He will often be found cruising along the river Cam or weaving Woody, his trusty E-Steed, through the historic streets, delivering to the colleges, or one of the many local independent eateries with a smile on his face.
Toby
Rider

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