Our clothes are made of plastic. Of course, not all of our clothes are so closely related to a lego brick, but a fair amount — like the yoga pants I can’t stop wearing and that acrylic sweater I found at the thrift store.
Plastic clothes might not seem like a big deal, but consider this: plastic clothes shed microplastics when they’re washed, and those microplastics can end up in our seas. In fact, microplastics make up around 35% of all plastic in the ocean. Suddenly, those colorful polyester button-ups in my closet seem a lot less snazzy and a lot more sinister. But all hope is not lost.
Guppyfriend is a new way to stop microplastics from shedding while you wash your synthetic clothes. I tried it out to see how it works, how it’s made, and how much it can fit (spoiler alert: it can almost fit a Golden Retriever).