With each wash, plastic fibers from synthetic textiles can break off and make their way from washing machines into the water system, ultimately landing in oceans and rivers.

It is a predicament we are very aware of: whilst we are removing plastics from oceans and landfill through the use of post-consumer recycled yarns, we don't want our garments to create pollution issues through the shedding of microfibers.

This can be reduced by adjusting washing practices:

  • Wash on a cool wash (30 degrees)
  • Reduce spin cycle or skip this altogether
  • Wash for a shorter amount of time
  • Use less detergent
  • Don’t wash heavy items such as shoes or backpacks with clothes, as these will create more friction in the machine
  • Use a microfiber filter bag such as Guppyfriend to wash clothes