About Us

We have loved serving our customers at the French Hand Laundry for many years starting in 1914, and our special way of handling your belongings has made us very well known to our wonderful customers from the Pasadena, San Marino, and La Canada and Altadena areas and to many who live out of town, and out of state.  Thanks to our loyal customers we have a special group of Pasadena’s finest gracing our location on a regular basis.

Our History

Susan McManigal is the French Hand Laundry Guru.

The French Hand Laundry and Dry Cleaner was founded in 1914 by Marie and Rene Cottave. For the past 30 years, Virginia and Susan McManigal have run the company, operating it out of its original structure built by its founders. We have developed a nationwide reputation for excellence, with customers spanning the country from California to Connecticut and Florida.