Hello SOTGC community,
Today we’re happy to share the news that one of our fabulous SOTGC entrepreneurs launched a NYC based business, to support women and help reduce the “pink tax.”
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, Dapper Dame Dry Cleaning and Laundry LLC announced today the launch of its door-to-door services for women in New York City, addressing the long-standing gender-based pricing discrepancy, often referred to as a “pink tax”, between men and women’s products and services.
“More so than ever in recent history, women are organizing themselves in impactful ways to be heard,” says CEO and Founder, Reilly Starr. “The pink tax is one of many issues women are tackling, and I’m making a local change in one of the industries that typically charges men and women differently.”
Dapper Dame Cleaners and Laundry will offer its services in the borough of Manhattan with free pick-up and delivery and competitive pricing on all clothing and household items. Additionally, the company will offer wash-and-fold laundry services that are better than standard market prices in the city. While women are the inspiration behind the business, the company offers the same services to men.
The announcement falls on the heels of other legislative efforts to end gender-based pricing currently in Las Vegas, Nevada and Montreal, Canada. Nevada is one of 37 states that tax menstrual products. Three states — New York, Illinois and Connecticut — passed legislation last year that made feminine hygiene products tax-exempt.
Dapper Dame Cleaners offers customers a website and app to order services with a two-day turnaround. To download, search the App Store for “Dapper Dame Delivery” or visit www.dapperdamecleaners.com.
About Dapper Dame Dry Cleaning & Laundry LLC
Dapper Dame Dry Cleaning & Laundry LLC opened on March 8th, 2017, International Women’s Day, in New York City. The company is a door-to-door delivery service for women, operated by women and owned by a woman.