Microfibers released from washing harm the environment. With each wash, countless plastic fibers from synthetic textiles are making their way from washing machines into rivers and oceans.
The Guppyfriend Washing Bag tackles microplastic pollution! This hands-on solution reduces the amount of microfibers that may enter major waterways from washing.
- It reduces fiber shedding and protects your clothes
- It filters the few fibers that do break
- It’s a daily reminder to change our buying habits and washing rituals
After washing garments in Guppyfriend, remove the microfibers from the bag and throw them away in the trash. If you'd like to ensure they won't end up in our waterways, you can collect the fibers in a sealed glass jar, and toss the glass jar away once it is full of synthetic fibers!
The inside of the bag is slick which leads to reduced abrasion and breaking of fibers. The clothes in the bag undergo less mechanical stress and less friction with other clothes, which prevents fibers from breaking in the first place (by up to 86%!) and a longer lifetime of the textiles!
Size: 29.1 x 19.7 inches (74 x 50 cm)
Material: Polyamid 6.6 untreated
How to use: Fill half-full with synthetic clothing materials, zip closed, wash as usual; remove clothes to hang dry and remove released microfibers found inside the Guppyfriend. Designed for use with synthetic materials (polyester, acrylic, nylon, etc.) The Guppyfriend can also be used as a wash bag for natural fiber clothing.
End of Life: The washing bag is designed in such a way that it can easily be recycled with identical materials at the end of its lifecycle: The whole bag – except the zipper – is made of a single material. Please send your Guppyfriend back at to them at the end of its lifecycle. They will reuse it and eventually recycle it into new Guppyfriend Washing Bags!
I purchased the bag in Dec 2021 and used it according to instructions. It was completely ripped and useless in Aug 2022. I received a replacement in September which is now starting to rip in Dec 2022. This is a very badly made product. While the concept is good, don't waste your money.
So this bag causes my front loader to display an error for unbalanced load. It may be fine if you have a small amount of synthetic clothes to wash. If you can split your load somehow and mix some natural fiber clothing outside the bag with some synthetics inside the fabric, it works okay. However, that is really time consuming and for the amount of laundry a household with children goes through, it is just not worth the effort. I wish I had just gotten a Cora ball or something like that. I know it’s less effective but at least I could get some use out of it with my baby’s diapers. Also as others said, my clothes don’t feel as clean when washed inside the bag. I have soft water and detergent is difficult to wash out and it’s easy for detergent residue to build up on my clothes. So yah, I wish I hadn’t wasted my money. Expensive product that just takes up space in my already small laundry room.
Although I have gradually switched to GOTS certified organic cotton clothing, I still have a few dresses that are made from Viscose / Tencel / Lyocell. At first, I was hesitant to try the GuppyFriend bags because I was afraid that items confined to the bags would not get as clean… I am so glad I finally gave these a try! Everything came out of the wash looking and smelling pristine :) I feel so good knowing I am no longer letting any synthetic micro fibers out into the world via my wash water. GuppyFriend bags are now a celebrated part of my laundry routine!! <3
This is perfect for all my sportswear I feel good about not adding micro plastic to the environment by using this bag.
This bag is about half the size of my washer, and I filled it about half full with synthetics so the clothes could agitate in the wash - 5 or so items. I put in a normal amount of soap, with additional natural fiber clothes outside the bag. My synthetic workout clothes smelled clean when the load was done. I have no way to tell if it's actually preventing fibers from escaping but I'll keep using it with hope that it makes a difference.