GUPPYFRIEND (Washing bag)

When washing synthetic fibers, especially fleece products, we do serious harm to our environment.
The GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag is the first practical way to prevent microfibers from entering into rivers and oceans.

The concept is simple: Put your clothing in the bag and then into the washing machine. Two things will happen: 1. The bag protects the clothing so fewer fibers will get broken and lost, 2. The fibers that do detach from the clothing will be absorbed by the bag. Every now and then, these fibers can easily be removed and put in the trash.

At Northern Playground we don’t make any profit from selling GUPPYFRIEND, as any margin on our part goes to storing the product and shipping it to our customers. The producers of GUPPYFRIEND reinvests all profit from sales into the battle against the microwaste problem. See more below.

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GUPPYFRIEND (Washing bag)

When washing synthetic fibers, especially fleece products, we do serious harm to our environment.
The GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag is the first practical way to prevent microfibers from entering into rivers and oceans.

The concept is simple: Put your clothing in the bag and then into the washing machine. Two things will happen: 1. The bag protects the clothing so fewer fibers will get broken and lost, 2. The fibers that do detach from the clothing will be absorbed by the bag. Every now and then, these fibers can easily be removed and put in the trash.

At Northern Playground we don’t make any profit from selling GUPPYFRIEND, as any margin on our part goes to storing the product and shipping it to our customers. The producers of GUPPYFRIEND reinvests all profit from sales into the battle against the microwaste problem. See more below.

The problem: Synthetic materials are poisoning our environment.

When we think about this problem, images of plastic bottles and plastic bags come to mind, but synthetic textiles are a big part of the problem, too. With each wash, countless plastic fibers from synthetic garments are making their way from washing machines into rivers and oceans. The tiny fibers are extremely small and almost invisible. Unfortunately, sewage treatment plants cannot effectively filter out these microfibers. Once in the environment, the microfibers concentrate pervasive bacteria and pollutants. They 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 to you and me.

The solution: GUPPYFRIEND
Well, the solution is probably to stop producing clothing that have synthetic microfibers. But as longs as we all have them in our closet, we need to do the necessary to limit our harm. The Guppyfriend prevents microfibers to enter the water systems and is a good start to clean up our oceans.

The profit Langbrett makes from GUPPYFRIEND are reinvested in further activities to address the microwaste problem and to avoid single-use plastics.

Please see the movie below and read a lot more at GUPPYFRIENDs homepage. 

One size only 🙂

GUPPYFRIEND is made of the highest-quality polyamide. The bag is designed to be fully recycled at the end of its lifecycle.

Every textile will lose microfibers, but it is the synthetic materials (polyester, acrylic, nylon, etc.) that shed the harmful fibers. You can also put pure cotton and wool inside the bag. Textiles from natural materials also lose fibers. The bag reduces fiber breakage and thus protects your garments and reduces wear and tear. You’ll enjoy your clothes much longer – another sustainability benefit of the GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag.

How it works

  1. Put synthetic textiles into the GUPPYFRIEND. Max half full and separate colors
    (It also smart to use the bag for other fabrics, like wool, as the bag protects the garment and it will last longer.
  2. Close the GUPPYFRIEND and wash as usual
  3. Take out wet textiles after washing
  4. Remove the released microfibers from hems inside of GUPPYFRIEND and dispose it in your trash. The fibers are easy to see inside the bag and the easiest is to use your finger to remove it.
  • Do not rinse the bag under running water
  • Do not overfill: max half full

Long-term solutions

The GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag cannot be the only solution. Our consumption behavior needs to change radically; new materials and clean washing machines need to be developed. This might take a while. Until then your GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag is a practical and effective way to reduce the plastic pollution of our rivers and oceans.

Our philosophy: If you for any reason are unhappy with one of our products, contact us, and we will give you the service you deserve. No one should be unhappy!

Wether you have received the package or just placed an order you regret, shoot us an e-mail at support@northernplayground.no and tell us that you regret your purchase or want to delete the order. The same procedure applies if you ordered the wrong size, we’re more than happy to exchange the product for you. For you own sake it can be wise to keep the e-mail conversation regarding the procedure for at least 14 days. All returns are free of charge. Read more…

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