'Laundry Evangelist' from St. Paul gets his own Discovery+, HGTV show

Patric Richardson has built a career around the appreciation and care of clothing.
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Doing laundry is a necessity of modern life, but doing it the right way is a talent that can be taught.

Step in St. Paul's Patric Richardson, the self-described "Laundry Evangelist" who owns the Mona Williams designer and vintage clothing store at the Mall of America, is releasing his debut novel "Laundry Love" at the end of March, and who is now set to be the star of a Discovery+ TV series.

Called "The Laundry Guy," the series will be available for streaming starting Mar. 31, and will follow Richardson "as he listens to clients’ meaningful stories behind irreplaceable pieces, from wedding dresses and baby blankets to stuffed animals and vintage coats, and then carefully restores the items to mint condition."

The first episode will also broadcast on HGTV at 9 p.m. CT on Mar. 31.

Richardson has developed a following for the "laundry camps" he regularly holds, teaching his own approach to cleaning and caring for clothes and accessories.

In each episode of his series, he will be sharing his "signature tips and tricks, do-it-yourself hacks and real-life takeaways, from folding a pesky fitted sheet to making a delicious cocktail," per a press release – with the trailer for the series showing that vodka is one of the Laundry Guy's top tips.

The Kentucky native, who is the partner of the Pioneer Press' music critic Ross Raihala, will be seen removing stains from a "decades-old denim three-piece suit" – presumably with a Canadian owner – as well as cleaning a 1930s-era child's coat and hat.

"Clean clothes are a privilege," he says. "While the methods have changed, some things never will. We wear our lives’ stories—from first dates to wedding days to bundles of baby joy. When it comes to stains and the stories behind them, everything comes out in the wash."

You can follow Richardson by searching for @LaundryPatric on Instagram and Twitter.

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