Time to freshen up.

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

We at OXWASH think this is unacceptable!

We are re-engineering the laundry process from the ground up; our aim is for zero net carbon emissions for the whole process, from collection, through washing and back to delivery.
This has never been accomplished and we are determined to be the first truly sustainable on-demand laundry company in the world.

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 Oxford with an ever growing team and we are very proud of our shiny new state of the art laundry facility. 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 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 process and service is possible.

Meet the team

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.
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 is also leading OXWASH’s second launch in Cambridge.
Zara is the glue that holds the OXWASH operation together. Her meticulous organisational skills and impeccable attention to detail make her the perfect manager to ensure the wheels keep rolling and the machines keep spinning!
General Manager (Oxford)
When he’s not out delivering on our biggest bike Wilhelm, Benjamin can be found glued to his laptop crunching numbers. Having studied Art History at Central Saint Martins Benjamin uses his keen eye for detail to ensure that the OXWASH accounts and invoices are up to date and on time.
Accounts Manager (Oxford)
As one of the original OXWASH riders, Jamie knows the streets of Oxford like the back of his hand and now coordinates all of our eCargo bike logistics. Come rain or shine Jamie can be spotted from the gates of Christ Church College to the Bodleian library, ensuring our deliveries are made on time.
Logistics Manager (Oxford)
With many years of experience working in commercial laundries, what Richard doesn’t know about laundry just isn’t worth knowing! He runs a tight ship in the laundry, ensuring our customer’s beloved items are sparkling by the time they are ready to leave. Richard is leading OXWASH LABS, our newly established R&D department.
Processing Manager (Oxford)
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.
Processing Assistant (Oxford)
Amy can’t get enough of cycling, she rides 15 miles before she’s even got to work! As the guardian angel of the OXWASH team, Amy’s background is in nursing and her compassion and warmth shine through when she is out making laundry deliveries on the streets of Oxford. She also runs our eCargo training scheme and health and safety protocols.
Logistics Operative
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
Customer Experience Manager
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.
Senior Advisor
As our resident Generation-Z, Carla is our new social media guru and will be managing our accounts whilst completing her Oxford Economics degree.

Carla met the OXWASH leadership team at a sustainable business event she organised for the Entrepreneurs Society.
Social Media Manager

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