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UK laundry trade sector suffers from staff shortages and service delays - but there is an answer

* UK-laundry-trade.jpgIt was widely reported that the laundry trade across the UK is suffering from staff shortages and logistics nightmares, with supply chains and hotels struggling to keep up with demand for basic requirements of clean bed sheets & linen despite the Summer holiday season having ended. Some hotels have reported being forced to delay guest check-ins, while one manager confessed to having taken the laundry home to do.

Keeping on top of the washing pile is the sustainable laundry service Oxwash, which has seen a huge surge in new customers by 215% as businesses and consumers seek alternatives to their usual laundry services, due to the slow turnaround for regular orders.

Oxwash puts a cleaner spin on laundry and has revolutionised the washing industry with its next generation, super speedy, eco cleaning and reliable logistics platforms.

The sustainable laundry firm serves clients such as the NHS, luxury fashion rental businesses such as HURR, My Wardrobe HQ, Something Borrowed, Rotaro amongst others, as well as consumers.

With no-contact delivery and scientifically proven high level of disinfection, Oxwash was chosen to sterilise items used during the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine trial, as well as supporting the NHS frontline, so the recent rise in customers comes with no sweat for the laundry firm.

"We've seen a huge increase in customer orders over the past week, due to staff shortages across hotels and laundry services struggling to keep up with the demand for their usual services," says Dr Kyle Grant, co-founder of Oxwash.

"No matter what, we turn up on time, take away your laundry and wash your items in a better way, so that they last longer. Our processes kill bacteria through a three-stage approach: ozone disinfection, chemical sterilisation and thermal decontamination, reducing 99.99999% of infections - 100 times better than the NHS standard.

"We identified a way to re-engineer the laundry process from the ground up and to be the first truly sustainable, space-age laundry company in the world."


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