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Ethical Product Review: Guppyfriend Washing Bag

This eco friendly washing bag is made of untreated nylon and is a pragmatic solution to prevent synthetic microfibers from entering into rivers and oceans. Every time you wash your clothes, tiny fragments of almost invisible fibres from the garment get washed into our rivers, water ways and oceans, so small that sewage treatment plants cannot effectively filter out these micro fibres. Once in the environment, these micro fibres are consumed by aquatic organisms, which can result in gastrointestinal infections and blockages, reproductive problems, and starvation – problems that ultimately work their way up the food chain.

Guppyfriend Washing Bag Review:

It is an eco friendly washing bag that gets infused with natural lavender scented essential oils (about half a teaspoon), which neutralizes the smell of detergent, meaning you don’t have to keep your washing bag in the laundry room. This is a great feature if you are out camping or traveling and are limited on space i.e. put the washing bag into the gym bag.

Treated nylon with thermal welded seams and sealed double stitched.

Wash the Guppyfriend wash bag in the washing machine on the gentle cycle with the laundry, before putting the wash bag into a mesh bag in the washing machine to infuse it with the essential oils. The Guppyfriend label should be facing outwards to indicate it has been infused with lavender essential oils. P.S. If you want to avoid the washing machine you can also use the microwave to infuse the lavender oils, but this can be a bit hit and miss and you do have to be careful to keep it seam open as the bag can scorch with the heat in the microwave.

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To Use, simply put the garment you want to wash into the Guppyfriend bag a quarter full of detergent and your favorite fabric softener, along with the water or cicculation liquid you want to use. Then wring the clothes and spray the bag with the water you have used (without having to wring the clothes again). Seal the bag using the Velcro strip. Then add the bag into the washing machine and your garment will come out fresh and clean.

The Guppyfriend Wash Bag is a great item to add to your shopping list if you’re a fan of a good clean, and to add to your shopping basket if you are concerned that microfibers have been contaminating your clothes and could harm aquatic life in the future. This wash bag is also highly recommended for travelling and camping. The Guppyfriend also has its own website where you can find out about their techniques, products and also their fabrications.

The Guppyfriend Wash Bag: Dries up to 50% faster than conventional laundry

Neoprene Suitcase Protector

Finally, a solution to the rumpled suit case! A Scramble Suitcase Protector (above) is an easy-to-use, durable and water-resistant way to help protect your clothes in the suitcase.

There are several different colours in the range, which allows you to select the product with the ideal look for your suitcase. The variety includes a black, a brown, a blue and a green. The suitcases tend to be bulky and although they include a strap to hold down the lid, the chances of garments getting rumpled are very real. The Scramble Suitcase Protector come in a wide variety of sizes to suit the various suitcase types.

In order to select the size you need to measure the length of your suitcase. It is easy to do: take a piece of string and measure the length from the top of the suitcase to the bottom. The length of the suitcase will be the size of the Scramble Suitcase Protector you require.

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The sleeve is made of a nylon fabric that is very durable and water resistant. The fabric is, furthermore, lightweight and reflective, which allows the suitcase to be more visible at night. After the protector is in place on the suitcase, simply close the lid. The protector helps to stop the clothing from shifting around and getting worn out, which is a feature that is important for expensive clothes or items that are made of delicate fabrics.

The Scramble Suitcase Protector is very easy to use. It simply slips onto the suitcase and leans against it. There is no need to use any adhesive. The protector can also be taken off the suitcase when a garment needs to be removed. The protector also has a hole in the back that allows for an extra strap to be added if necessary.

The Scramble Suitcase Protector is a very simple solution to prevent not just garment damage from clothing in the suitcase but also wrinkled clothing. It is waterproof and lightweight and does not take up any extra room in the suitcase. It is a durable protector and should last a long time. The protector is very easy to use with its elastic material and there are no complicated instructions. It creates a smooth surface along the length of the suitcase

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The Guppyfriend bag captures micro fibres and hinders them from making their way into the marine ecosystem. After a while you can peel out a ball of fibres and discard it in the plastic recycling bin.

Due to Its soft surface, it also results in less fibre loss which protects your garments thus extending their lifetime as well as being a daily reminder to wash less and to buy better – something we can all do to make a difference.Plastic pollution in the oceans is one of the biggest environmental issues of our time, and the Guppyfriend is a great option for everyone who wants to do their bit to prevent plastic emissions and promote environmental friendly living.

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  1. I have used the GuppyFriend bag for several years. It was developed for European markets, where most people have top-loading washers which spin in the same direction all the time.. In the USA many of us still have agitator washing machines which do not spin uni-directionally. I have found that lint in my GuppyFriend bags is not collected at the zipper end of the bag, as was illustrated in initial advertisements. With lint located in several spots on the bag after using an agitator washer, I find it helpful to douse the zipped bag in water with the zipper end down so that all of the lint works its way toward the zipper end. When it has dried (with the zipper end down), the lint is easy to retrieve from the zipper area. Environmentally best to use water drawn for other purposes.

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