Travel PR has announced that it is now representing the Scrubba wash bag, also known as the world’s smallest washing machine.
Created by Australian entrepreneur and backpacker Ashley Newland, the Scrubba wash bag is said to be "the ultimate solution to the laundry woes of adventurous travellers, backpackers and hikers, with its innovative yet simple way to wash clothes while on the go."
At just 160 grams, the ultra-light pocket-sized device "fuses old and new technology by integrating a flexible washboard inside a high-tech water-tight bag." This hand-powered travel gadget only requires a couple of litres of water and a small amount of cleaning liquid, making it environmentally friendly.
Managing director Newland says: “The idea that a very old but highly-efficient system of laundering – the washboard, which has been around for centuries – could be incorporated into a sealable bag started me working on a series of experiments and eventually led to the birth of the Scrubba wash bag.
“Sourcing Laundromats obviously takes considerable time out of your travel itinerary. Soaking clothes in sinks or, worse still, having to wear less-than-pristine clothing are problems easily overcome with this device. Anyone who wants to pack light and launder more regularly while embarking on a holiday will find the Scrubba wash bag an invaluable addition to their suitcase or kit bag.”