In addition to textile and clothing designers, product and industrial designers are also beginning to address laundry habits by developing concepts for clothing-related products.

Combining clothes cleaning with storage, Lisa Bengtsson’s ‘Bye Bye Laundry’ hangers harness activated charcoal, a highly porous material that absorbs odour. This idea responds to the fact that a worn item of clothing often does not need to be cleaned and often just needs to be freshened up.

Image credit: © Lisa Bengtsson