ZBR Zibara is powered by Green Energy.
We have solar panels on the roof of our factory, offices and showroom in Erina NSW.
We prefer not to use individual plastic bags when we fold and pack our garments.
We prefer to place our folded garments directly into cardboard boxes when we send them to our clients.
As a community we can all help stop our clothes shedding millions of tiny plastic bits in our washing machines at home.
Research is still at an early stage. These suggestions are definitely worth trying:
A lower-temperature wash is less aggressive and therefore less likely to shake out plastic fibres.
Use a Guppy Bag or Coraball in your washing machine. They claim to help collect the microfibres that shed from your clothes during washing.
A full washing machine reduces friction between items – in other words, they don’t rub against each other as much.
Faster spins dry clothes quicker but they also shake them up more, risking more plastics shedding.
Tumble drying is more aggressive than air drying – and could cause your clothes to shed more plastic.
Tests show that top-loading washing machines probably release more plastic fibres.
Polyester fleece could well be one of the biggest emitters of microfibres. Consider buying a woollen fleece instead.
Your clothes are likely to shed more plastic in the first few washes – so frequently changing your wardrobe will probably increase the amount of plastic you’re sending into the environment. Buy higher quality clothes that last.