Mary Marlowe Leverette

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Mary Marlowe Leverette is one of the industry's most highly-regarded fabric care experts, with the knowledge to determine fiber content, stain removal methods, proper storage and textile conservation. Her experience and research ranges from basic cleaning to detergent ingredient formulation to laundry appliance selection and repair. Mary has also designed countless laundry rooms for efficiency and to create a pleasant workspace.

While backed by a scholarly understanding of textiles and consumer laundry products, Mary's style is down to earth and easy to follow for the novice or experienced launderer.

Connect with Mary

If you are a media representative or would like to have your laundry product reviewed, please contact Mary by email at aboutlaundry@gmail.com.

Experience

Mary served as a Clemson University Extension Agent; writing articles and teaching classes on fabric care, laundry room design and consumer economics. For the last fifteen years, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor focusing on consumer and lifestyle topics. She has 45+ years experience in the real world of laundry as well; growing up on a farm and rearing two sons.

Mary has been called upon to provide information as a laundry expert for Proctor and Gamble's Everyday Solutions Newsletter, Real Simple Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, First for Women, Cosmopolitan Magazine (UK), Publix Grocery Stores, The New York Times, NBC's Today Show and Martha Stewart Living Radio.

Mary currently serves as a consultant to industry detergent manufacturers, consumer textile distributors and consumer laundry appliance developers.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics Education from Mars Hill University
  • Master's Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism.

Mary Marlowe Leverette

While I didn't start doing laundry on a streamside rock, it sometimes feels that way. My grandmother had a washing machine with a hand-cranked wringer which makes me grateful for today's wonderful machines.

Laundry may not be your favorite activity, but it's something that most of us do every week. I will help you simplify laundry and stain removal to make this world a brighter, cleaner place.

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