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February 03, 2017

Gwen and Lindsey of the Laundress
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Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd are founders of The Laundress. They are taking the chore out of doing laundry!

But Gwen and Lindsey weren't always international soap mavens, delighting fashion-istas, value seekers, and environmentalists from New York to New Delhi. Many laundry cycles ago, they were young fashion enthusiasts, launching careers in one of the world's best-dressed cities. As Lindsey and Gwen invested in building their wardrobes, they were confronted with the frustration of maintaining them: replacing prematurely worn items and paying painful dry-cleaning bills. As graduates from Cornell University's Fiber Science, Textile and Apparel Management and Design program, they saw an opportunity to advance the world of fabric care.
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Gwen and Lindsay talk about their products and give some great cleaning tips. Once you hear what they have to say, you'll never want to go to a dry cleaner again!
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Eco-friendly detergent, fabric care & cleaning products that take excellent care of the things you love & the environment.

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Lindsey Boyd
With her finger on the pulse of the retail industry, Lindsey serves as the resident sales, e-commerce, and digital marketing expert for The Laundress. Over the years, she has forged a range of connections with diverse sales partners while establishing unique relationships with individual customers. Eleven year later she still acts as the ears of the company, setting the standard for customer interaction and outreach.

Before founding The Laundress, Lindsey was the manager of U.S. sales for Chanel Ready-to-Wear, where she managed boutique and large wholesale accounts. Prior to her tenure at Chanel, Lindsey worked in product development and corporate sales for Brooks Brothers.

Creative and entrepreneurial at a young age, Lindsey fearlessly dove into the industry with zero inhibitions. In her early 20s, she developed her own website, sassystorage.com, where she sold her hand-painted hatboxes. Her trend setting continued when she designed and marketed her own line of T-shirts that she first sold on a train to the Hamptons and later launched in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel.

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Gwen Whitting
Gwen is at the helm of design, product development, and production at The Laundress. When it comes to finding new and innovative ways to improve laundering and home cleaning, she's not afraid to roll up her beautifully pressed, stain-free sleeves and get her hands dirty.

Constantly after the best of the best, Gwen finds inspiration in unexpected places such as a market in Provence, a bed and breakfast in the English countryside, and a cheese shop in San Francisco.

Prior to founding The Laundress, Gwen worked at Ralph Lauren as a senior designer for the Ralph Lauren Home Collection, a position she held for five years. Previously, she worked in Women's Wear Design and Polo Store Development, also at Ralph Lauren. In her 20s, Gwen's passion for fabric and fashion took her all over the globe, from India to Argentina.

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