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Swirl: A Washing Machine in a Ball for Laundry in Developing Nations

Posted By Beth Shea On February 7, 2010 @ 11:00 am In Design,eco kids,humanitarian design,Inhabitots | 6 Comments

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Imagine if you could kick, bunt and play your way to clean clothing. Well Swirl, an innovative new concept for easy laundering on the go [2] lets people do just that. This colorful ball (which we wish had been entered into the Greener Gadgets design competition [3]) designed by German-based designaffairs Studio [4] lets people fill it up with dirty clothes, water and soap and then the rotational motion of soccer and play does all the work. This could be especially effective in developing nations where water sources are located a far distance from homes making hauling and washing clothes a real drag. Just be prepared to fend off the mobs of kids lining up and begging you to help you with the laundry!


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/07/swirl-a-washing-machine-in-a-ball-for-laundry-in-developing-nations/swirllaundry6789/

[2] Swirl, an innovative new concept for easy laundering on the go: http://www.inhabitots.com/2010/02/05/swirl-a-washing-machine-laundry-basket-water-barrel-toy-in-one-ball-of-fun/

[3] Greener Gadgets design competition: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/05/2010-greener-gadgets-competition-designs-unveiled/

[4] designaffairs Studio: http://studioblog.designaffairs.com/

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