Guppyfriend Wash Bag

$38.00 USD
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The Guppyfriend Washing Bag is the first pragmatic solution that prevents microplastic fibres from entering rivers and oceans through the washing of synthetic textiles. The broken fibres collect in the corners of the washing bag after washing and can be easily removed and disposed of.

A large part of our clothing contains synthetic materials. During washing, tiny plastic fibres break and enter rivers and oceans via the waste water and thus harm our environment. This is exactly where the Guppyfriend washing bag comes in. According to the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, on average 86% fewer fibres of synthetic clothing break when washed with the washing bag. Guppyfriend reduces fibre shedding and protects your clothes. It filters the few fibres that do break and doesn’t lose any fibres itself. It’s a daily reminder to change our buying habits and washing rituals.

  • Size M: 50 x 74 cm
  • With multilingual packaging and instructions
  • 100% plastic-free packaging

Instructions for use:

  • Fill to about ⅔ full so that the textiles can easily move around in the bag
  • Add other (non-synthetic) garments to the machine or a second filled Guppyfriend to avoid imbalance
  • Wash cold or warm with 104F / 40°c maximum
  • Use liquid and natural detergents without synthetics
  • Remove coarse dirt and pet hair before washing
  • Close the zipper all the way

Please do not

  • Rinse under running water. The collected microplastic fibres would be washed into the environment.
  • Wash with sharp-edged objects to avoid damaging the material
  • Iron your bag. This can damage the filter material (the crumpled surface is not a problem)
  • Use in the tumble dryer. It can damage the material and broken fibres can get out of the bag
  • Hang/dry in direct sunlight to avoid damaging the materials

Visit the Guppyfriend FAQ for more information.

Fibre
untreated polyamide 6.6
Country of Origin
Portugal
Eco-Friendly

Help Keep Microplastics Out of Our Water

Microplastics shed from our clothing into our water sources when we wash synthetics. While an idealistic solution is to wear only natural fibres, sometimes we require a touch of spandex for recovery, or polyester for strength.  Guppyfriend wash bags are washer-friendly laundry bags, made from polyamide 6.6, a high-tech material which is particularly tough and resistant to alkalis, meaning it won"t break down or shed any microplastics itself.

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Care Instructions

Long-Term Care

To use your Guppyfriend Wash Bag:

Put synthetic textiles into the Guppyfriend washing bag. Close the Guppyfriend washing bag and put it in the washing machine. Add other, non-synthetic, textiles and wash as usual. Take the textiles from the Guppyfriend washing bag while they’re still wet, then remove the collected fibers from the inside of the filter fabric by hand and dispose of them in the residual waste.

Shipping & Returns

From our studio in beautiful Montreal, Canada, we are delighted to ship to makers worldwide. Shipping is free on Canadian and US orders over $150

We ship globally! Non Canadian and US orders and orders under 150$ are calculated by weight.

Orders outside of Canada are subject to customs and duties and are the sole responsibility of the customer. Orders to the US under 800$ are duty-free.

We are committed to investing in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping. We offset our carbon footprint by contributing funds for every package shipped to supporting projects that remove excess carbon dioxide from the environment.

We leave a 24 hour buffer before shipping to allow for cancelled orders. Once your order is cut, it is final. For more questions on shipping and returns, consult our Shipping & Returns FAQ.

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