Tuesday 5 May 2020

Sustainable laundry service Oxwash secures £1.4m investment

Sustainable laundry service Oxwash secures £1.4m investment

A green laundry start-up has secured a £1.4 million investment in seed funding.

The company, which was founded by former NASA engineer Kyle Grant, uses ozone generation technology, typically used in hospital and spaceship sterilisation.

The innovative laundry technology aims to promote a clinically-clean, net-zero laundry service through the whole process, from collection, through washing and back to delivery.

The project uses sterile water reclaimed from a previous wash cycle, saving up to 60% of the water consumption compared to a typical commercial washing machine.

Microfibre filtration of the reclaimed water captures more than 95% of all the fibres shed during washing, a step which prevents plastic pollution of waterways and drinking water.
Disinfection and sanitisation of the washing is performed using ozone, generated by combining electricity and oxygen from the air.

Oxwash service sees clothes collected on-demand through no-contact pickups, before being transported on electric cargo bikes fitted with portable ozone generators that can sterilise the garments.



Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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