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34 Laundry Innovations

From Sleek, Round Washing Machines to Clothesline Activism

— July 12, 2009 — Eco
Laundry is an inescapable facet of modern life. Whether you choose to wash your clothes by hand and hang them out to dry or invest in high-tech washing machines that do just about everything but fold for you, these laundry innovations are sure to lighten your load.

In the slideshow below, you'll read about round washing machines, eco-friendly washers that are built into ottomans, tiny washer-dryer combos built for small spaces, and washers with integrated hampers to make laundry easy. You'll also hear about initiatives to protect the time-honored tradition of hanging your clothes out to dry on clotheslines.
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Airing Clean Laundry
Airing Clean Laundry
'The Right to Dry' is Upheld in Vermont
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Eco Laundry Lamps
Eco Laundry Lamps
AWARE Dual Energy Saver
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Microblogging Appliances
Microblogging Appliances
Washing Machine Tweets When Cycle Completes
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31
Swedish Sensibility Meets Laundry
Swedish Sensibility Meets Laundry
Caress Detergent Tabs
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30
Paper Laundry Detergent
Paper Laundry Detergent
Don't Let Airport Security Stop You
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29
Shoe Washer
Shoe Washer
Sneaker Scrubbing Blender (CES 2008)
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28
Detergent-Free Soap
Detergent-Free Soap
Eco-Friendly Solution for Laundry and Cleaning Comes from Nuts
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27
Energy-Saving Laundry Lines
Energy-Saving Laundry Lines
Mrs. Pegg's Handy Line Dries Clothes Without Electricity
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26
Fighting The Clothes Line Ban
Fighting The Clothes Line Ban
Hang Laundry, Save Energy, Even If Its Ugly
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25
Stylish Washing Machine
Stylish Washing Machine
Flexible Distance by Ye Xiao Dong
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24
Luxury Washing Machines
Luxury Washing Machines
Techart by Samsung
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23
Mitsubishi Launches World's Fastest Washing Machine
Mitsubishi Launches World's Fastest Washing Machine
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22
KaionWAVE
KaionWAVE
Waterless Washing Machine Cleans with Ultraviolet Light
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21
Cheeky Laundry Ad Campaigns
Cheeky Laundry Ad Campaigns
Softlan Ultra Makes Clothes So Soft, Athletes Become Gay
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20
Naughty Laundry Service
Naughty Laundry Service
Multi-Service Thai Establishments
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19
Whirlpool Laundry Wall
Whirlpool Laundry Wall
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18
Eco-Friendly Laundry Pillow
Eco-Friendly Laundry Pillow
Detergent-Free Washing
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17
Waterless Washing Machines
Waterless Washing Machines
Xeros Uses Only 1 Cup of Water/Load
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16
Turn Your Washing Machine Into a Lamp
Turn Your Washing Machine Into a Lamp
Reestore Ideas
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15
Astone Portable Washing Machine
Astone Portable Washing Machine
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14
Washers with Integrated Hampers
Washers with Integrated Hampers
Baguni Eliminates One Step From Your Laundry Routine
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13
Educational Laundry Systems
Educational Laundry Systems
Electrolux Renew by Louis Filosa Swipes Your Clothes Clean
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12
Bicycle-Powered Washing Machines
Bicycle-Powered Washing Machines
Peruvian Village Teams Up With MIT for Clean Clothes
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11
Luxury Laundry Detergents
Luxury Laundry Detergents
The Laundress Saves Delicates
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10
Futuristic Laundry Stations
Futuristic Laundry Stations
The Whirlpool Body Box Sorts Clothes by Fabric and Colour
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9
Round Washing Machines
Round Washing Machines
The ‘Aquarium' Features Rotating Spheres
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8
Wall-Mounted Washing Machines
Wall-Mounted Washing Machines
The Re-Cycle Laundry Center
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7
Detergent-Free Washing Machines
Detergent-Free Washing Machines
Environmentally Friendly Laundry
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6
Batman Clothespins
Batman Clothespins
‘Vespertilium' Secures Your Laundry, Halloween or Not
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5
Dog Washing Machines
Dog Washing Machines
The Dog-o-Matic Washes Mutts So Owners Don't Have To
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4
Tiny 2 in 1 Washers and Dryers
Tiny 2 in 1 Washers and Dryers
The Clean Cube
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3
Washing Machine Chairs
Washing Machine Chairs
The Alternative Clothes Cleaner
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2
Washing Machine Toilets
Washing Machine Toilets
WashUp
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1
Human Washing Machines
Human Washing Machines
Avant Santelubain 999 Lets You Lay Down to Shower
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