Founded in 1937, Spector Textile Products
, based in Lawrence, Mass., has a long history as a business leader in the New England area. However, since 2017, the company’s laundry bags have been shipped to vended laundries all across the U.S. as part of Spector Textile’s ongoing sponsorship of “free laundry days,” hosted by the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation
Within the last couple of years, the company’s laundry bags have been distributed at free laundry and childhood literacy events held in Elizabeth, N.J.; Philadelphia; Las Vegas; Irvington, N.J.; and Baltimore.
The LaundryCares Foundation’s initiative is an effort to give back to the communities that support self-service laundries by providing free laundry for a day and promoting childhood literacy and learning. “Wash Time is Talk Time” is an integral part of these events – providing meaningful educational resources, including books and skill-building activities.
“We know that the hundreds of 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,” said Howard Spector, president of Spector Textile Products.
Spector Textile Products is a third-generation, family-owned textile manufacturing company serving the linen, laundry and drycleaning industries with products made using 100 percent solar-generated energy. Currently, Spector Textile laundry bags and products are distributed throughout North America through more than 40 distributors and independent sales representatives.
Additional LaundryCares sponsors include Alliance Laundry Systems, Dexter Laundry, Eastern Funding, ESD, Vend-Rite and Whirlpool.