They say that using washing machines is more eco-efficient. Compared to handwashing, using a washing machine can help save you gallons of water each year. We’ll not run out of reasons to tell you why washing machines are beneficial. What we’re after now are ways to make the process more economical and more environment-friendly.
The Lylo is a concept design that helps promote water efficiency. Lylo Products is a startup by designers Paramveer Bhachu and Joanna Power. The company is dedicated to making devices that deliver innovative ways to reuse water.
Designers: Joanna Power and Paramveer Bhachu | Lylo
The first product is the Lylo Portable Washing Machine which helps reduce personal water consumption. The idea is simple: a washing machine that reuses filtered shower water. It’s mainly for the students who need small washing machines in their dorms.
The washing machine system includes a removable water tank that one can place on the shower floor. When the tank is filled after showering, you return it to the base to be filtered and then used in the laundry, so it’s suitable for cleaning clothes. The entire laundry cycle can be done in 15 minutes. The system isn’t final yet, but the Lylo washing machine designers have been sharing their vision for the product.
A portable washing machine is already helpful but makes it water-efficient; it can be considered more beneficial to the environment. Reusing water is a brilliant idea since everybody showers almost every day and regularly wash clothes. The Lylo washing machine is said to wash the laundry just as well as a commercial washing machine and about a third of the time.
Throughout the development of the Lylo Washing Machine, the designers have been checking the PH and sulfate levels of the water to see if it’s really safe for laundry at different stages throughout the laundry process. Development of the product is still in progress with a plan to manufacture in 2023.
Having clean clothes all the time should not make you feel guilty because of water use. Lylo’s motto, “Clean clothes, clean conscience,” is very apt for what the design team is working on. The eco-startup is headed by co-founders Joanna Power (Lead Designer) and Paramveer Bhachu (Brand Manager ). The two design graduates are actively promoting their product that will potentially help solve the water crises in the UK and the rest of the world. Hopefully, they will get enough funding to finally see their idea transformed into reality.
The device is also known as the Lava Aqua X, but it’s now called Lylo. Since the product development isn’t over yet, the branding may also not be final. For now, we’ll call this the Lylo Portable Washing Machine.