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!
*This product is only available to US customers only
I was looking for a wash bag just like this, partly to separate clothes from the main wash that would be line dried after the wash (a fail safe visual so my husband knows not to put them in the dryer!) Thus bag definitively does the trick - it’s much bigger than I thought it would be so there’s plenty of room for the clothes inside to flop about. It seems to be made well.
I have several of the older version bags. Zipper broke quickly on one of them which was distressing since they are pricey bags. No response from company in inquiry. This version is much lighter and the zipper seems high quality. Time will tell. The bags collect the fibers very effectively. So far 5 stars.
I would just have to say that it is an extra added step sorting and putting your clothes in. Especially for a person with ADHD, I am leaning towards getting one of those filters you attach to your washing machine.
I did not realize how much polyester and spandex was in my clothing! Most of the time I get my clothing from the Goodwill. I have been trying to buy earth conscious and made in the usa clothing when I buy new clothes. It's underwear that gets you every time! They've all, even the cotton ones, got elastic or spandex in them. Same with T-shirts, so this little bag solves the problem of all the microfibers, which reminds me, you can now wash all those microfiber dust cloths we bought before we knew the damage they were doing! There is an added bonus to this bag, in that all the cotton fibers from the rest of the wash, end up on the outside of the bag and not on your black underwear and polyester blend dress.
It was the third bag I bought. I like them, but only last for about 8 months if used often. This particular bag came defective (the zipper was sawn wrong). I contacted the customer support, who asked me for pictures of the item. That was few weeks ago. I am still waiting for a response.