LAWRENCE, Mass. — The laundry bags may be cut, sewn and printed here on Embankment Street, but they are shipped to laundry centers across the country as part of Spector Textile Products’ ongoing sponsorship of Free Laundry Days offered by the Coin Laundry Association’s (CLA) LaundryCares Foundation.
Since 2017, laundry bags have been distributed to sponsored events in Elizabeth, New Jersey; Philadelphia; Las Vegas; Irvington, New Jersey; and Baltimore.
The LaundryCares initiative is an effort to give back to the communities in which CLA members live and work by providing free laundry for a day, and promoting childhood literacy and learning. “Wash Time is Talk Time” is an integral part of the events, providing meaningful educational and informational resources, including age-appropriate books and skill-building activities.
“We know that the hundreds of our laundry bag products donated to this effort are just a small part of a larger effort to reach out to communities throughout the country through this initiative, and we are honored to participate in such a successful project,” says Howard Spector, president of Spector Textile Products.
Spector is a third-generation, family-owned and -operated textile manufacturing company serving the linen, laundry and drycleaning industry with products made using 100% solar-generated power.
Other LaundryCares sponsors, according to the CLA, include Alliance Laundry Systems, Dexter Laundry, Eastern Funding, ESD, Vend-Rite and Whirlpool.