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OXWASH, Roger House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES, U.K.

© 2019 OXWASH Ltd

OXWASH is the World's leading sustainable, digital laundry, linen and dry cleaning service, offering exceptional levels of quality cleaning without costing the Earth. Our 5-star and award-winning laundry service replaces the need for using your local laundrette, commercial laundry  or dry cleaner and offers a quick and convenient pick-up service direct from your home using zero emission courier platforms. Using the latest in renewable energy and biodegradable and cruelty-free detergents, OXWASH is bringing to market the world's first truly sustainable laundry, linen and dry cleaning service. 

Whether you are dry cleaning shirts, suits, blouses or dresses, or looking for a quality and reliable commercial laundry service, OXWASH offers the highest quality and professional service possible, direct to your door. Just ironing that you need? We also offer an ironing service, which means you'll never need to worry about ironing again!

 

Our commercial linen, workwear and home textile laundry service builds on our dedication to quality and sustainability by providing the most efficient and reliable service possible. We are investing heavily on improving the laundry process for our commercial customers from digitising the order tracking process to building the world's first zero-emission process facilities in cities and towns across the UK. 

Join the world’s fastest-growing eco laundry, linen and dry cleaning movement by scheduling a collection, then fill our provided laundry bags with your garments, linen and other items and we'll clean and deliver at a time and place that suits you! 

OXWASH: Quality Laundry, Linen and Dry Cleaning, That Doesn't Cost the Earth.

WET CLEANING

Wet Cleaning, you've heard of it, right?

 

No?

 

Well you will have now!

First let's get one thing straight... dry cleaning is bad.

As a process for cleaning clothes it is outdated, harmful and above all else incredibly detrimental to the environment. 

The dominant chemical used by the dry-cleaning industry to clean our garments is perchloroethylene which is also known as PERC. PERC is a colourless, nonflammable liquid. The largest user of PERC is the dry cleaning industry. It accounts for 80% to 85% of all dry cleaning fluid used (National Institute for Health).

 

Exposure to PERC can occur in the workplace or in the environment following releases to air, water, land, or groundwater. Exposure can also occur when people:

  • Use products containing PERC

  • Spend time in dry cleaning facilities that use PERC

  • Live above or adjacent to these dry cleaning facilities

  • Bring dry cleaned garments into their home.


PERC enters the body when breathed in with contaminated air or when consumed with contaminated food or water. It is less likely to be absorbed through skin contact. Once in the body PERC can accumulate, stored in fat tissue (UK Government PERC Guidance).

Short term exposure to PERC causes neurological, kidney and liver damage. Long term exposure can cause spontaneous abortions and leukemia (American Cancer Society ). PERC has also been found in the breast milk of nursing mothers at concentrations higher than those found in the blood. This is important and bears repeating because once PERC is in the body it can remain, stored in fat tissue. When those fats are broken down for nursing mothers to feed their babies, the PERC found in those tissues is fed directly from the mother into the baby. We can be exposed to PERC as easily as through the air we breathe and the water we drink.

 

PERC is dangerous to our environment, to animals, to adults and to children.

What makes WET CLEANING

different?