The Breathing Mobile Washer Co. was started by Nampa, ID entrepreneur, Jonathon Ball, and his wife Barbara. It was established to develop a range of services and products, starting with a hand-operated clothes washing machine. For several years Jonathon had been investigating the idea of developing a “portable clothes washer” which could outperform existing clothes washing products that had been on the market for many years. The Breathing Mobile Washer was designed so that manually plunging, the washer forces water through clothing. It has huge potential in remote areas and Third World Countries, where friction washing with hands, washboards and rocks is the common practice. The mobile washer is much less abrasive, reduces wear on clothes, and provides a superior clean. In the domestic market, uses include Camping/RV’s/boats, micro or apartment living, disaster relief and emergency preparedness, cloth diapering, is perfect for environmentally/eco conscious, living off-grid and much more!
The Breathing Mobile Washer Co. had developed concept sketches of the manual clothes washer, which unlike its competition, had a non-rusting plastic base and a more effective internal water flow structure that pushed – and pulled – water through clothing. The plastic meant less labor-intensive production and the possibility of production rates 75 times greater than the competing model. The company now needed a product development process to take the product to market.