IN THE WASH: The Woolite brand is jumping into the fashion week oscillator with the opening of the WooliteWashed Boutique at 372 West Broadway in New York on Sept. 5 as part of a new campaign called “WooliteWashed. Clothes look like new, longer.”
The pop-up shop, which will be open until Sept. 16, will feature limited-edition garments and accessories, previously washed in Woolite, from five designers: Dannijo, Felix Rey, LNA, Laundry by Shelli Segal and Timo Weiland. The shop, designed by interior designer Kyle Schuneman, reflects creatively woven elements of the past with the present in a modern, clean and fresh way to mirror the campaign, according to a spokeswoman. The brand is dovetailing the store concept with a focus on Woolite machine wash detergent, which has a special formula to help protect clothes by not causing fading, shrinking and stretching.
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All the proceeds generated at the boutique will be donated to Save the Children.
Woolite will also host a series of events during the time the shop is open. These include participation in Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 6, a 90-minute seminar called “Laundry 101” on Sept. 10, a virtual Twitter party on Sept. 11, a “Money Bootcamp Luncheon” on Sept. 13, and a book launch on Sept. 13 for Schuneman’s “The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces.”