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The Laundress x Jonathan Cohen
The Laundress Cofounder Gwen Whiting and New York Fashion Designer, Jonathan Cohen have more than their love for fashion in common. Both brands are built on an ethos of sustainability – finding ways for their customers to increase the longevity...
Freshen Your Yoga Mat
Breathe in and breathe out…without the stench and germs that yoga mats can hold on to! To maintain balance, we recommend cleaning your mat after each use with one of the these methods: Option 1: Nama(Spray) Fill a spray bottle...
How To Freshen Whites & Swimwear Before Storing for Next Season
With the cool weather coming, it's time to say "see ya next summer" to lightweight whites and swimwear. Before you store your favorite pieces away, give them one final deep cleaning. This will ensure they're fresh of odors, yellowing, and...
A Knack For Knits: Clean Wool & Cashmere At Home
Think of wool and cashmere as dry clean only? Think again. Not only do these natural beauties clean up well, washing them can help preserve fibers, making your supple sweaters last longer and saving you time and money. Just Add...
Things We Love: Sustainable Brands
With a growing awareness around climate change and environmental impact, there is a movement towards more sustainable initiatives. And while there is no single leap to perfection, the good news is there are many paths you can take to become...
How To Freshen Summer Clothes After Removing From Storage
Awaken and renew your clothes after storage by freshening musty smells and brightening yellowing. Our post-storage moves are the refresh you need. Your After-Storage Tool Kit: The Pit Kit, Wash Tub Basin, Scented Vinegar, Ironing Water, Fabric Fresh Classic Cotton,...
How To Clean Every Type Of Floor
Clean from the ground up! Learn how to clean every type of floor type - including finished wood - with gleaming, streak-free results every time. Your Floor Cleaning Kit: All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate, Scented Vinegar, Scrub Brush, Horse Hair Broom, Wash...
8 Reasons To Line Dry Your Clothes
Did you know that line drying not only helps save energy but also preserves your items’ colors, shapes, and elasticity? Here, some more reasons why you should hang to dry—even if you’ve got a dryer!   First: If you live...
How To Wash Silk At Home Easily
You may not know how to wash silk, and maybe you've always shipped your silk items off to the dry cleaner as per their care labels, but breaking news, people: you can actually clean and wash silk at home by...
How To Preserve Your Clothes
Taking good care of your wardrobe isn’t only a good idea for you, it’s good for the planet, too. According to the EPA, each year about 2,500,000,000 pounds of used, unwanted clothing end up in landfills, with the average U.S....
How To Wash Linen
The breezy, made-for-warm-weather fabric is made from the fibers of flax plants. It is typically stronger and more absorbent than its sister fabric, cotton, but their washing techniques are more or less the same. Here’s how. Your Linen Cleaning Starter...
Real Men Do Laundry
Everything you need to get your guy to level up his laundry game. FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS Our picks are perfect for cleaning his man cave… and the rest of the house, too. Shop Gifts TREAT HIM TO A T-SHIRT...
Lessons In Laundry & Life, From Mom
In the fabric of life, each thread is a lesson. And as it turns out, there’s a lot to be learned from laundry. Here, our team reflects on their moms’ most valuable tokens of wisdom. “My mom taught me the...
How To Wash Cashmere
Mic drop moment: Wool and cashmere can be washed at home. In fact, washing your knits is actually better for them than dry cleaning, which strips fibers of their natural oils responsible for keeping them soft and supple. So cozy...
Things We Love: Memorial Day Weekend
If this time has shown us anything, it’s that with a positive attitude, we can make the most of anything. This Memorial Day will certainly look a little different this year, but for us it’s an opportunity to reconnect with...
Can I Be Washed? The Synthetic Fiber
We get a lot of questions here at the Laundress headquarters, and at one point, we decided to put together a comprehensive document with all the essential information in it. We call it, "Can I Be Washed"? We think it...
How To Wash Tie-Dye Items
Tie dye is baaack—especially the DIY kind. These vibrant, rainbow-hued creations are loads of fun, but things can go quickly go downhill if the dye bleeds onto the rest of your wardrobe. We dive into prevention and tie-dye mishap right...
The Right Way To Clean Sunglasses and Eyeglasses
No shade to sunnies and eyeglasses, but they get smudge-y and grimy fast. The bright side? Cleaning them involves only two steps when you’ve got the right solutions. We’re shedding light on our technique here: Step 1: FYI, you don’t need...
How To Wash Face Masks
Staying on top of cleaning is of utmost important these days, and with the CDC's recommendation to wear a face covering while out in public, it's key to know how to wash them and how often. Step 1: Wash Like...
How To Care For Your Work From Home Wardrobe
Our work uniforms all look a little different these days. We’ve swapped our business casual attire with something a lot more casual—as in mostly sweatpants, activewear, athleisure, and pajamas. But just because you’re staying in more doesn’t mean you don’t...
How To Store Work Clothes
Work attire in retirement for now? Here’s how to store suits, skirts, dresses, and dress shirts with preservation in mind. Store Smarter With These Solutions: Steele Canvas Triple Hamper, Large Zip Laundry Bag, Canvas Extra Large Zip Storage Bag, Canvas...