Proctor and Gamble and the Whirlpool Corporation, two of the world?s leading companies for laundry care, joined forces to create SWASH?, a revolutionary in-home clothing care system unlike any other. Based on extensive research the companies discovered that many people are reluctant to over launder clothing or dry clean their clothing due to fear of damage nor do they enjoy the cost and inconvenience of dry cleaning, ironing or steaming clothes. Armed with this information the companies set out to offer a unique and convenient solution designed to fit into a small area such as a closet or bedroom; the result was the 2014 launch of the SWASH? express clothing care system. The clothing care appliance refreshes fabric, reduces wrinkles, restores clothing fit lost after wear and preserves clothing in just ten minutes or less with the press of a button. In addition to the stylish, compact clothing maintenance device, the company offers proprietary cleaning pods for use in the unit.