NOT FOR PROFIT LAUNDRY BAG
As we transition our full product range into 100% recycled materials, we wanted to go one step further and introduce sustainable actions into our (and our customers') daily lives. Plastic pollution is sadly filling our oceans and with every wash cycle, tiny fibres detach themselves and get into the water, impacting the marine ecosystem. It's time to make a change.
Introducing our Microfibre Catching Laundry Bag - a not for profit product* designed to prevent up to 2/3 of microfibres released when washing synthetic textiles such as polyester that would otherwise make their way into our oceans and waterways.
We're not perfect, but we're #DOINGOURBIT, come join us!
How to use the Laundry Bag
Fill the laundry bag up to the half-way mark with your garments and towels, making sure not to over fill.
You can use the laundry bag with any type of textiles but it is designed to reduce the impact of synthetic materials in particular.
Zip up the bag, tuck the zip into the provided cover and place into your washing machine. Use your regular laundry detergent and be sure to follow your garments' washing instructions.
We recommend balancing the load with any natural materials.
Once washed, remove the wet items and dispose of any fibres caught in the bag. Please dispose of it responsibly: just collect the fuzz with your hands and put it in the waste bin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I only use it for washing towels?
The laundry bag is not just for towels! It is perfect for anything made from synthetic fabrics around the home, such as those polyester tops and bedding. The laundry bag can be used with natural materials too but it is designed to reduce the impact of synthetic materials in particular.
Why can't I see any fibres in the bag? Is it not working?
Don't be sad if you can't see the fibres on the first wash. They are pretty tiny and will build up over time.
Does the laundry bag itself lose microfibres during the wash cycle?
No, the bag is woven with monofilament polyester which does not release fibres in itself. Monofilament is a single, extremely tight thread that is similar to a fishing line and very different in structure from the polyester threads found in clothing. After lots of testing, we found that the number of microfibres released during washing was reduced by two-thirds when using our laundry bag!
*What does not for profit mean?
The price you pay is the cost of making, marketing and shipping this product to you. Nothing more. No profits for us means that we can all work together to make the world a better place. If any profits were to be made, they would be donated to Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
You can read more about our sustainability plans and how we're doing our bit here