January 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK, NY - The Eco Laundry Company, the environmentally-friendly dry cleaning and wash and fold company, announced today the launch of its unique franchise program, with the first phase of expansion targeting multiple locations throughout the New York metro area. The Eco Laundry Company excels in providing outstanding customer service and uses its original concept as a vehicle to educate and create awareness about environmental sustainability and social change.
"Based on my experience, most dry cleaners and laundry companies are environmentally hazardous and irresponsible, and it was imperative to me to start a business that does good in the world," said Phillipe Christodoulou founder and CEO of The Eco Laundry Company. "With high demand at the second location in New York City, now is the perfect time to expand the business. We expect to develop a number of franchise locations by the end of 2015."
The Eco Laundry Company is determined to redefine the laundry and dry cleaning industry. Compared to traditional laundry and dry cleaning companies, The Eco Laundry Company uses non-toxic, biodegradable products and energy efficient machines running off 100-percent wind energy. The organic dry cleaning process creates a safer option for its customers, and for the environment.
"We are excited to offer this franchise opportunity to motivated, passionate people who want to be a part of this laundry and dry cleaning paradigm shift," said Jean Calleja, co-owner and president of The Eco Laundry Company. "A large majority of dry cleaners that claim to be green and sustainable are not. That is why we want to do everything possible at the store and company level to be kind to the planet."
The Eco Laundry Company is the world's first laundry company to be a certified B Corporation and the first company to require franchisees to certify B Corporation contractually. B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous and trusted standards of social and environmental performance. The Eco Laundry Company will mentor all franchisees through the B Corporation certification process.
The franchise program was developed with the help of Chicago-based iFranchise Group, and Harold L. Kestenbaum, P.C., and initially will be rolled out in the New York metro area, followed by more locations throughout the tri-state area, including New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
"Our mantra is doing the greatest good for the greatest number," said Christodoulou. "With that in mind, it's clear franchising is the way to share our philosophy of 'Happytalism' around the world. The enthusiasm, support and loyalty from our customers has been extraordinary. This gives me great confidence that our franchise program will be very well received by both new customers and our future franchisees."
Founded in 2010, The Eco Laundry Company is an eco-friendly laundry and dry cleaning company that believes in leaving a positive footprint in the world. Commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship are built into the DNA of their business model. The world's first laundry company to be certified B Corporation, The Eco Laundry Company's wash and fold use non-toxic biodegradable products and energy efficient machines, and their dry cleaning process is an organic and environmentally friendly alternative compared to traditional dry cleaning. With locations in Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York City, The Eco Laundry Company has franchise opportunities available for qualified candidates. Visit www.EcoLaundryCompany.com for more information.
SOURCE The Eco Laundry Company