The Laundry Edit

The Laundry Edit

In today's world, sustainability isn't just a buzzword; it's a way of life. As we become more conscious of our environmental footprint, integrating eco-friendly practices into our daily routines is paramount. One area where small changes can make a big difference is in the laundry room. The Smart Laundry System Plus replaces typical laundry detergents ridding your laundry room of harsh, toxic chemical cleaners that take up space on your shelves and create plastic waste.


Pairing your Smart Laundry System Plus with eco-friendly swaps can enhance your efforts towards a greener lifestyle. Here are some of our favorite eco-conscious alternatives!

1. Brooklinen's Wool Dryer Balls

Brooklinen Wool Dryer Balls are designed to enhance the efficiency of the drying process. When placed in the dryer with laundry, these wool balls create space between garments, allowing hot air to circulate more freely. This improved airflow reduces drying time by up to 25%, saving energy and lowering electricity bills. By cutting down on drying time, wool dryer balls help minimize the environmental impact associated with energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-powered electricity generation.

Unlike conventional dryer sheets laden with synthetic chemicals and fragrances, Brooklinen Wool Dryer Balls offer a natural alternative for softening clothes. As the balls tumble with the laundry, they gently massage fabrics, helping to loosen fibers and release wrinkles. The result is softer, smoother garments without the need for chemical additives. This natural fabric softening method is ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies, as it eliminates exposure to potentially harmful substances found in traditional dryer sheets.

2. Will & Atlas Harvest Round Laundry Basket

Holga Grass, also known as "korai" or "kouna" grass, is a renewable resource native to Bangladesh. It grows abundantly in wetland areas and marshes, making it a readily available and sustainable material for handicrafts. By using Holga Grass to create baskets, artisans support local communities and ecosystems while reducing reliance on non-renewable materials like plastic.

Unlike plastic baskets, which are derived from fossil fuels and contribute to pollution and waste, Holga Grass baskets have a minimal environmental impact. The cultivation and harvesting of Holga Grass require little to no chemical inputs or irrigation, making it a low-impact and eco-friendly material choice. Additionally, its biodegradability ensures that at the end of its life cycle, the basket can return to the earth without causing harm to the environment.

Despite its natural origins, Holga Grass is remarkably durable and sturdy, making it well-suited for everyday use. The baskets crafted from Holga Grass can withstand heavy loads and frequent handling, making them a reliable and long-lasting alternative to plastic counterparts. Whether used for storing laundry, organizing household items, or carrying groceries, these baskets offer both functionality and resilience.

3. Schoolhouse Maple Drying Rack

The maple drying rack is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Maple wood is known for its durability and sustainability, making it an excellent choice for eco-conscious consumers. By opting for a drying rack made from natural materials like maple wood, you're reducing your reliance on plastic or metal alternatives, which often have a higher environmental impact due to their production processes and disposal.

Delicate fabrics such as silk, wool, and lace require extra care to maintain their quality and longevity. Hanging these items on a gentle, wooden drying rack provides a safe and supportive environment for air-drying. Unlike the tumbling action of a dryer, which can cause stretching, pilling, or shrinkage, air-drying on a rack allows delicate garments to retain their shape and texture, ensuring they look and feel their best for years to come.

Air-drying your laundry is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce your household's energy consumption. By skipping the dryer altogether and utilizing the maple drying rack for all your laundry, you can significantly cut down on electricity usage. This not only lowers your utility bills but also reduces the carbon footprint associated with energy production, contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle.

4. ZeroWasteStore Eco-Friendly Hangars

The ZWS hangers are crafted from recycled plastics collected from beach cleanups and recycling initiatives in South Africa. By repurposing materials that would otherwise end up in landfills or polluting our oceans, these hangers help reduce waste and conserve natural resources. Using recycled plastics also reduces the demand for new plastic production, which in turn lowers energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with manufacturing processes.

Supporting local production is another key aspect of sustainability. These ZWS hangers are proudly made in the USA, which not only reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation but also supports local economies and job creation. By choosing products manufactured closer to home, we can minimize the environmental impact of long-distance shipping and contribute to the resilience of local communities.


By incorporating these eco-friendly swaps into your laundry routine, you can maximize the efficiency of your Smart Laundry System Plus while minimizing your environmental impact. Small changes add up, and together, we can make a significant difference in creating a more sustainable future. Let's embrace eco-conscious living one load of laundry at a time!

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