Washing Bag
Washing Bag
Washing Bag
Washing Bag
Washing Bag
Washing Bag
Washing Bag
Washing Bag
Washing Bag

Washing Bag

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The Guppyfriend Washing Bag is an effective hands-on solution against microplastic pollution when washing your synthetic clothes. 

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Chemicals Agency defines synthetic microfibers or microplastics as any type of plastic less than 5 mm in length. These microfibers are commonly washed into our natural ecosystems when simply doing laundry.

The Guppyfriend has been scientifically proven 86% effective at reducing synthetic microfibers from shedding into our rivers and oceans and it protects your clothes. It’s also a daily reminder to change our buying habits and washing rituals.

The Guppyfriend Washing Bag was tested over a period of three years by scientific institutes, universities, representatives of the outdoor and textile industry, as well as retailers. These tests served as a basis for offering the Guppyfriend Washing Bag as a temporary solution against microplastic pollution. In particular, the Washing Bag was tested with the following scientific and independent institutes: German Textile Research Centre North-West, DTNW, Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, and the University of California at Santa Barbara as part of the Patagonia research program. On average the Guppyfriend Bag was determined to be 86% effective when washing completely synthetic clothing.

Plastic fibers that break off during washing are retained in the bag and can be easily removed by hand. It is best to dispose of the collected fibers in a closed container. This reduces the chance of the small and very light synthetic fibers being blown away during waste collection and ending up in the environment.

Size: 29.1" x 19.7" (74 x 50 cm).
  • The Guppyfriend has been scientifically proven 86% effective at reducing synthetic microfibers from shedding into our wastewater, rivers, lakes, oceans, and soils.
  • Guppyfriend donates a portion from every sale to support the non-profit organization STOP! Micro Waste, which raises awareness about microplastic pollution and provides information to schools and educational institutions on how to keep plastic out of nature.
  • Guppyfriend is produced by LANGBRETT, a company moving toward a circular economy. LANGBRETT is working to develop microplastic-free alternative clothing and does not use environmentally harmful chemical additives. They use natural materials from consistently sustainably grown and processed raw materials as well as chrome-free leather. They value animal welfare, resource-saving production, fair pay and a pleasant working environment.
  • The Guppyfriend Washing Bag is listed as a temporary Sustainable Strategy to manage microplastics by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA). CFDA is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of nearly 500 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.
Polyamid 6.6 Untreated. This is a high-tech material and is particularly tough and resistant to alkalis. The fabric itself doesn't shed any microplastic fibers because it is made of monofilaments. These are more like stable sticks than threads, which are made from several fibers and are typically used for textiles. The binding tape consists of long staple fibres. Even if these should become detached from the bond, it is unlikely that they will break off.
The Guppyfriend Washing Bag works to prevent the shedding of microplastic fibers from entering our wastewater, rivers, lakes, oceans, and soils.

It is a great solution for laundering your clothing if they're not made from natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, hemp, etc.
This washing bag comes in a paper sleeve with a paper information packet in a cardboard box.
Remove zipper and recycle as a textile. The cardboard box and paper leaflet are recyclable in paper recycling.

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