You shift you shine 🌟
EST in January of 2015, we are a Canadian business run by a family in the town of Peace River, Alberta.
We started Washdolly to inspire all to feel good while tidying up the environment. With one household at a time a subtle shift will make a difference in reducing disposable waste and while our products make you feel good so will the Butterfly Effect of choosing them.
When you look up the history of washing up pops washing dolly, a tool used over and over again to make it easier to clean clothes. Washdolly, a cloth you use over and over again to make it easier to clean your face and it removes makeup and exfoliates with just water 💦. It's super soft so when you add warm or cold water (depending on your desire) and hold it on your face for a moment it becomes an easy, enjoyable moment.
One you'll want to revisit everyday.
Hay! That's a great idea, products that create easy, enjoyable moments everyday.
OUR FIRST REUSABLE PRODUCT
With three girls in the home, removing makeup was a daily ritual we have now made easier and pleasurable. The idea was to eliminate makeup removers and have the convenience of cloths in each bathroom for easy access. We care for the environment and for our skin. This cloth replaces chemical makeup removers, their bottles and disposable makeup remover products that end up in crowded landfills. Its unique material exfoliates in its damp form which works amazing for dry Alberta lips. Our research paid off which lead to the large, small and colourful
Washdolly Makeup Remover & Exfoliant Cloth.
Washdolly and warm water promises a feel good moment with each use.
MORE REUSABLE PRODUCTS
We gave some thought about Babies...
The Baby Boogie Butler! Inspired by my sister-in-law, who has four grandchildren. Washdolly has introduced a cloth that grips and removes boogies a.k.a mucus as well as prevents the sore, dry, red noses of babies created by colds. Prevention is the key here. Washdolly's soft grip will not irritate the skin like wipes or tissues. Your baby will welcome it's softness and not turn away. The Baby Boogie Butler will reduce disposable waste and last about 1000 washes.
Magnetic Lashes :)
My Magnetic Lashes! Inspired by the lack of eyelashes as a result of menopause. They are like great hair extensions for eyelashes and I ware them daily. A reusable 1/2 lash that enhances the look of the eye in a natural way without using any harsh glues. You can wear your lashes together for a fuller, bolder look. The lashes are surprisingly light and include a large Washdolly Makeup Remover and Exfoliant Cloth so that you can enjoy the benefits of both.
My Magnetic Eyeliner! Some of our customers were having problems putting on My Magnetic Lashes. Introducing the eyeliner allows our customers to apply the lashes with ease. It also gives you more options when wearing the magnetic lashes. These silk lashes are surprisingly light and include a Washdolly Makeup Remover and Exfoliant Cloth so that you can enjoy the benefits of both. We included the magnetic eyeliner with the two sets of My Magnetic Lashes at no extra charge.
Work out and work in...
We introduced Washdolly Sweat! I wanted a Washdolly to take to the gym and for yoga. Our manufacture had a bamboo charcoal option so the towel works great as a diffuser because of it's pours property. The beauty of this is the added benefit of eliminating order and bacteria from your skin. Bonus! The Enteric Relaxation Practice which when used with the towel will relieve the stresses in your life. Use your favourite essential oils with the towel for a lasting aroma.
We introduced tweak stix! Our product research pointed us to these reusable, silicone swabs as a compliment to some of our other products. These makeup applicators/correctors with four different heads aligns with our vision statement and our developing bonus program.
A Little Help Goes A Long Way
Alexa continues to sell and promote Washdolly from Calgary. She graduated with distinction from the University of Calgary in 2018 and now holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Currently, she is teaching dance in Airdrie, Ab. It was her inspiration of the Dance Washdolly cloth that has brought us great success in the dance world. Having it made as a smaller version (15x20cm) made sense for travel and easy correction that is useful in her dance world.
Who more than dancers needs a cloth like this?
Our second daughter McKenzie, created our logo and contributes regularly to our graphic and design department. We value her keen eye and fresh perspective. She will be entering her second year, at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She has chosen to to pursue a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science.
Our nest is getting emptier, our son Spencer graduated in 2019 and is taking Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences at The University of Alberta this winter. His input into the business is ongoing and appreciated due to his keen perspectives.
Our youngest, Joel, is in grade 10 and aspires to be an accountant. We think this will be very useful and save us lots of money. He manages the online store from time to time and is happy to be paid with ice cream.
~It's all in the journey~
2015 - In our first year, we were one of three winners at the University of Calgary Bookstore's Pitch day.
2016 - In our second year, we were invited to present our Washdolly at a gifting suite celebrating the 2016 Emmy Awards in Hollywood, CA.
2017- In our third year, we were contacted by Kevin Harrington's office to possibly showcase Washdolly on "As seen on TV."
We were very flattered but not ready to take that step. We continue to get great support from family, friends and our community. A benefit that our business appreciates every day!
2018 - In our fourth year we introduced My Magnetic Lashes. They were picked up by International Beauty and asked to be a vender at their yearly workshop event.
2019 - In our fifth year we continue to be mentored by Barefoot Venus, a bath and body company run by three sisters. The impact of this mentorship has been priceless and present from day one. We continue to value this connection with appreciation and admiration.