To say Naadam Cashmere co-founder Matt Scanlan’s story is legendary would be an understatement. In an epic turn of events (the type that can only be described as “fate”), Matt quit his job at a New York City venture capital firm and embarked on a 20-hour journey across Mongolia where he met a group of nomadic herders who for centuries have produced some of the highest quality cashmere in the world. Inspired by the trek, Matt and business partner Diederik Rijsemus founded Naadam Cashmere. The business produces high-quality, eco-friendly garments, while actively supporting the nomadic herders who produce the materials. We caught up with the NYC-based entrepreneur to see what makes him tick.Read More
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“We’re an eco-friendly line of detergent, fabric care, and home-cleaning products that take excellent care of you, the things you love, and the environment.” – Gwen & Lindsey
Life may be like a box of chocolates but we’re thinking outside the box when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts. The Laundress co-founders, Gwen and Lindsey, share some of the gifts they’re getting for their sweeties this year.Read More
When winter weather moves in, we say “let it snow!” Bundle up and try one of these survival tactics from Lindsey and Gwen’s playbook. New Yorkers at heart, they’ve got some tricks up their sleeves including food to warm you and events to lift your mood.
Often overlooked, the ice maker is an area of your home that should be cleaned regularly as food particles and crumbs can find their way inside. We recommend cleaning your ice maker four times per year to keep things fresh. There’s no need to worry about The Laundress products coming into contact with food-related surfaces. All of our products are toxin-free, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free. Of course, you’ll want to wipe and rinse surfaces properly, so cleaners don’t compromise the taste of your ice.
Grab These Go-To Cleaners
Dish Detergent, Surface Cleaner, Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth, Scented Vinegar, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Scrub BrushRead More
Looking good while you sweat it out is easier than ever these days. High-tech fabrics, bold prints, chic textures and flattering fits are the hallmarks of a stylish fitness statement. Luckily, you don’t have to look too hard to find chic pieces. See the styles Gwen and Lindsey love to wear when they’re getting physical.
If you’re like us, you can’t wait to pull out your faux fur fashion for wearing all fall and winter long. What happens when something lands on your favorite faux fur vest or your beanie’s furry accents? Good news! Faux fur is typically constructed with acrylic, mod-acrylic, nylon, rayon, and polyester – all of which are washable fabrics. You can identify a garment made with faux fur by referencing the sewn-in care label or noting the following distinctions: a woven or knitted backside, thick pile if medium to long length pile, and flexible and lightweight.
Follow this how-to, and keep your washable and non-washable faux fur looking new for years.Read More
Nylon recently caught up with The Laundress co-founders Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd to get their advice on how to take care of spills that threaten to ruin those tricky holiday fabrics, including faux fur, leather, and velvet, without taking a trip to the dry cleaners!Read More