Project Laundry List: A Laundry Washing Revolution

Store Review

Store History

  • Founded: 1996
  • Founded by: Alexander Lee
  • Headquarters: Vermont

Project Laundry List was founded in 1995 when Dr. Helen Caldicott gave a speech at a Middlebury College symposium in which she said, “If we all did things like hang out our clothes, we could shut down the nuclear industry.” In the Spring of 1996, our founder and executive director, Alexander Lee, took this concept and, while attending Green Corps’ undergraduate Environmental Organizing Semester in Missoula, MT, wrote the first strategic plan for Project Laundry List under the instruction of C.B. Pearson. Project Laundry List grew into a separate project and was incorporated and sought its nonprofit status in 2000. Senator Dick McCormack of Vermont introduced the Right to Dry bill in Vermont in 1998. The first National Hanging Out Day was also held that year.

Project Laundry List is a non-profit organization we've written about before that is aiming to block bans against laundry lines in communities nationwide. Not only do they talk the talk, but they also walk the walk by making a variety of clotheslines, racks, hampers, eco-friendly detergent, and even books and videos available for purchase from their website.

Project laundry list is dedicated to "making air-drying laundry acceptable and desirable as a simple and effective way to save energy." They are most well known for their advocacy programs to give people across the globe the 'Right to Dry,' but they also have a number of other art, education and other special programs to promote and bring attention to eco-friendly laundry drying alternatives. All profits from the store benefit Project Laundry List.

Shown above the jump, from left to right:

1 Summer Breeze Outdoor Clothesline, $169.00
2 WindowDry Rack, $34.95
3 Leifheit Pegasus V, $31.95
4 Tibbe Line (set of 3), $14.95
5 Leifheit Tower 190, $79.95

6 Hollis Eames Clothespin Bag, $24.95
7 Fine Lines by Cindy Etter-Turnbull, $16.95
8 Project Laundry List Tote Bag, $14.99
9 Power of the Wind (Photograph, Annalisa Parent), $175.00
10 Laundry Dropps (scent + dye free) - 60 Loads, $22.50

(Images via Project Laundry List)