(12.05.2019) Press Release: New luggage brand set to reduce single-use plastic in airports

OneNine5 launches an eco-conscious wash bag with detachable TSA approved liquid bag 

OneNine5 has launched a unisex & eco-conscious travel wash bag, to minimise the number of single-use plastic liquid bags required by 284 million1 passengers at UK airports every year. The ambitious London based start-up want to reduce the environmental impact of the luggage industry and help airports to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics. They have created a wash bag with a carefully considered layout that incorporates a reusable and detachable TSA approved clear liquid bag.

 Built to match the needs of the modern traveller, the OneNine5 wash bag is an upgrade to the outdated wash bags widely available and is constructed full of clever features. Designed in Shoreditch, London - the bag has been made using a recyclable water resistant outer, whilst the lining is manufactured from a 100% recycled plastic lining.


Inside, you’ll find a reusable and detachable clear liquid bag with easy release magnets to speed up the airport security process and avoid the need for single-use plastic liquid bags at airports. With seven separate compartments to maximise space, the wash bag also includes a zip-away hanging hook, a separate toothbrush holder, and a hidden waterproof compartment for valuables.


Giving equal consideration to the packaging - the product sleeve and shipping box are both made from 100% recycled paper, whilst the product wrapping uses 100% biodegradable plastic. As 63% of global packaging was made from plastic in 20172, it’s a small but crucial contribution to help reduce that number.

Alex Stewart, Co-founder of OneNine5 explains: “’The ‘Attenborough Effect’ has had a hugely positive impact on reducing single-use plastic bags in the Retail industry, but the same concern for single-use plastics hasn’t been prioritised in UK airports. Whilst we accept that security is paramount, passengers are still encouraged to grab single-use plastic bags while passing through airport security. The threat of plastic to our planet is unequivocal, yet established brands and airports persist in their failure to recognise consumers’ concerns and help them confront the plastic crisis.”

With three bold unisex colours and a contemporary design, OneNine5 has created a wash bag that’s stylish, practical and helping the modern traveller combat the war on single-use plastic. Partnering with Terracycle & reGAIN App, the company has created an industry first for luggage brands by offering UK customers a free-of-charge scheme to recycle or reuse the materials from their well-used OneNine5 wash bags.

OneNine5 has a clear mission to reduce single-use plastic at airports and create more environmentally sustainable luggage for consumers. This is just step one, “With 195 countries on the planet waiting to be explored, we want our customers to be able to explore these in style and minimise their environmental impact along the way.” says Alex Stewart, Co-founder of OneNine5. “Existing luggage and fashion brands aren’t doing enough to combat this fast-fashion culture and it’s concerning. 90% of Millennials prefer to buy from brands that have environmentally sustainable practices3 so beyond the wash bag we’ve got big plans to design more eco-conscious products that make modern travel, hassle-free.”

OneNine5 wash bags are available in three unisex colours; Havelock Blue, Komodo Pink and Moeraki Grey. They are available to buy at www.onenine5.com and Amazon UK now.


1 Civil Aviation Authority, Airport Data 2018, March 22 2018

2 Euromonitor International, Ethical Living: Plastic - Lose It or Re-Use It?, March 2018

3 Nuveen, Third Annual Responsible Investing Survey

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 About OneNine5

OneNine5 is a UK start-up designing unisex luggage for the modern traveller. Central to OneNine5’s priorities, is a commitment to minimise their environmental impact with a thoughtful approach to the design of both products and packaging. The London based brand has redesigned the wash bag to incorporate a detachable and reusable clear liquid bag, to reduce the number of single-use clear plastic bags used at airport security.

Offered in three unisex colours with a lining made from 100% recycled plastic, OneNine5 have implemented a first of its kind recycling scheme within the luggage industry with a commitment to reuse or recycled materials from their bags.

For more information, please visit: www.onenine5.com