Having started with 2 employees and Rs 2 lakh investment, IsthriPetti now has OYO and Ford as clients
Sandhya Nambiar founded IsthriPetti in 2017 to take care of clothes, which are ironed and washed with utmost care and with special instructions from customers as per their requirement.
Based in Chennai, the startup intends to bring the ease and comfort of getting the laundry picked up and delivered to home, office, or anywhere. Laundry and ironing top the most hated domestic chore of every household.
Even Sandhya as a working professional hated it too. Sandhya, a former HR professional, while researching on the laundry sector realised how unorganised, unexplored and professionally untouched the sector is. Her friendly banters with like-minded folks were focussed on this idea. And thus, her brainchild, IsthriPetti was born.
The startup, which started as a micro-sized steam ironing unit at Nungambakkam, Chennai in January 2018 has now emerged into a small scale factory, set up at Pallikaranai in the city. It has both laundry and steam ironing services and caters to various clients in the hospitality sector and retail clients. The turning point for IsthriPetti was when it started tying up with OYO and Compass.
They serve OYO across the city. They also get to serve MNCs like Ford and Shell through Compass. Sandhya claims it is thoroughly a rich and reinforcing experience for startups like theirs.