London based start-up OneNine5 has launched an eco-conscious travel wash bag for the modern traveller, which not only comes complete with enviable design and environmental credentials, it also works to reduce single-use plastic bags at airports.
With 292 million1 passengers travelling through UK airports every year, travellers are using an estimated 150 million single-use plastic bags as part of their journey2 – and OneNine5 seek to combat this with their collection of unisex, sleek washbags, perfect for the conscious and mindful traveller.
With three bold unisex colours – inspired by the rich colours found at beauty spots around the globe - and a contemporary design, OneNine5 has created a vegan-friendly wash bag that’s stylish, practical and helps the modern traveller combat the war on single-use plastic.
“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.
Built to match the needs of any adventure, the OneNine5 wash bag is an upgrade to the outdated wash bags widely available and is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.
The carefully considered layout includes a reusable and detachable TSA approved clear liquid bag with easy release magnets to speed up the airport security process. With seven separate compartments to maximise space, the wash bag also includes a pocket specifically for a Bluetooth
1 Civil Aviation Authority, Size of UK Airports Annual Table, 2018 2 OneNine5 Data, 2019
tracker, 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 20173, it’s a small but crucial contribution to help reduce that number.
Alex explains: “’Although the ‘Attenborough Effect’ has had
a hugely positive impact on reducing single-use plastic bags
there is still real problems with this in airports around the world. Whilst security is paramount, passengers are encouraged to grab single-use plastic bags when there is another way. 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.”
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 pre-loved OneNine5 wash bags.
Alex continues: “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 practices4 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.
OneNine5 is a UK start-up designing luggage for the modern traveller. Central to OneNine5’s priorities, is a commitment to minimise their environmental impact with a thoughtful approach to
3 Euromonitor International, Ethical Living: Plastic - Lose It or Re-Use It?, March 2018 4 Nuveen, Third Annual Responsible Investing Survey
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.
The carefully considered layout includes seven separate compartments to maximise space, and includes a pocket specifically for a Bluetooth tracker, a zip-away hanging hook, a separate toothbrush holder, and a hidden waterproof compartment for valuables.
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