Our Story

 

Washdolly, EST in January of 2015, is a Canadian business run by a family in the town of Peace River, Alberta.

 

Why Washdolly?

When you look up the history of washing up pops washing dolly, a tool used over and over again to make it easier to wash clothes.  Washdolly, a cloth you use over and over again 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 will want to revisit everyday.  

Hay! That's a great idea, products that create an easy, enjoyable moment everyday.

A Little Help Go 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. 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 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 business courses at Nait .  He is also interested in Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences and will be attending The University of Alberta this winter. His input to the business is ongoing and appreciated due to his fresh 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 sale from time to time and is happy to be paid with ice cream.

~Products~

 We gave some thought about Babies...

The Baby Boogie Butler!  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 by Washdolly is a reusable 1/2 lash that enhances the look of the eye without using any harsh glues. You can wear one set or two sets together for a full 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.

Work out and work in...

We introduced Washdolly Sweat & Diffuser Towel as a work out and relaxation towel. It is made of the same soft, grippy material but is 40% bamboo charcoal. The beauty of this is the added benefit of eliminating order and bacteria from skin. It can also be used as a diffuser, you can enjoy your essential oils in the towel as bamboo charcoal is very porous and will hold the scent for days. Included with the towel is an Enteric Relaxation Practice which when used with the towel will relieve the stresses in your life. 

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 Washdollys 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.

Vision Statement:

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.