Micro Plastic, Massive Problem

Pint-sized plastic particles are polluting our food chain; suffocating seas and poisoning marine animals. While plastic bags and bottles are the big-name villains, tiny fibres from synthetic textiles are seeping from your washing machine into our oceans and waterways. When sea animals swallow these synthetics, they cause infections, reproductive problems, and fill their tummies until they starve. Without filters, there’s no solution in sight; microplastics can hang around for up to 450 years. This little laundry bag is putting an end to a big problem.

The Gumption Behind Guppyfriend

German surfing entrepreneurs, Alexander Nolte and Oliver Spies, have a close connection to the ocean and its inhabitants. When they discovered shedding fibres from their surf and outdoor gear was polluting their ocean playground, they decided to undress the problem. With tiny fibres from their fleece jackets draining from washing machine to waterways, they made a laundry bag to stop their clothes choking the sea.

Why Dharma Bums Dig it

With synthetic fabrics at the front and centre of fast fashion, DharmaBums is going against the grain. Ethical and conscious production is where we’re going; growing with natural fibres, and steering away from synthetics. To bridge the gap, we’re grateful for Guppyfriend, an innovative product that shares our ethos and is already out there making a difference.

Getting to Know Guppyfriend

Nothing gets past this practical fibre-catcher; even the teeniest tiniest pieces. Its soft, smooth texture means your textiles lose less fibre, keeping your clothes in great nick. The fibres that do break off get trapped in the bag’s corners and hem. This single-compartment washing bag is made from 100% polyamide, making it fully recyclable. It measures 50 x 70cm and weighs just 65g.

Sarah Martino