Guppyfriend Washing Bag

  • 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.
  • The Guppyfriend wash bag is the original practical way to prevent microfibres from entering marine environments. Its smooth surface results in fewer fibre losses, helping your garments to last longer. The microfibres released during washing are captured inside the bag. Guppyfriend will hold a couple jackets, or several pieces of swim and active wear
  • Material: polyamide 6.6, untreated monofilament.
    Size M: 50 x 74 cmic

  • Microplastic pollution is emerging as a significant problem in our oceans worldwide. Australians alone may be contributing the equivalent of 7,500 - 100,000 plastic bags each week as microplastic fibres into our oceans from our laundry.

    Want to do something about your laundry? The Guppyfriend study showed washing your synthetic clothes in laundry bags restricts 83-90% of the microfibres in your laundry waste water. Even better, the bags protect your clothes, making them last longer.
  • Instructions for use
    • Fill to about ⅔ full so that the textiles can easily move around in the bag
    • Add other (non-synthetic) garments or a second filled Guppyfriend to avoid imbalance
    • Wash at 40°c maximum
    • Use liquid and natural detergents without synthetics
    • Remove coarse dirt and pet hair before washing
    • Slide the zipper into the "garage" provided at the end of the zipper

  • Please avoid
    • Rinsing under running water - so that the collected microplastic fibres are not washed into the environment
    • Washing sharp-edged objects - to avoid damaging the material
    • Ironing - this can also damage the material (the crumpled surface is not a problem)
    • Use in the tumble dryer - broken fibres can get out of the bag
    • Hang/dry in direct sunlight - to avoid damaging the material.