Author Topic: swash clothing system  (Read 3800 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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swash clothing system
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:46:31 AM »
I don't know why I was looking through a bed bath and beyond catalog, but I saw this:

It's giant box you put your shirt or pants in (one at a time please) and removes light wrinkles and basically febreezes it.

The advertisement states:
"Cut dry cleaning costs" -- save time money and effort when you use the swash system.

$499.99 and 12 pods for $6.99.

So I think it's for in between washes and ironing.

I'll take 3!


  • Bristles
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Re: swash clothing system
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 04:11:16 PM »
Maybe I'm obtuse, but it seems they reinvented the wheel.  Dryel came out with the "do dry cleaning in your own home" solution years ago for a fraction of the cost.
$12 to start, including 1 bag
$12 for 6 extra bags, each of which is good for 20 uses and fits roughly 3 shirts or 1 larger article.

Dryel also utilizes your existing dryer as a means of activation, versus a standalone unit.

So these people just basically invented a solution to a problem that was already solved years ago, but at roughly 40x the initial cost and 5x-17x the per use cost AND requires the presence of an obnoxiously large device inside your home.

And technically you can also buy a steamer for $20 and steam your dry-clean clothes (like they do in retail clothing stores) for the cost of brita-filtered water and some electricity.


  • Magnum Stache
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Re: swash clothing system
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014, 08:00:11 AM »
It doesn't even clean it or remove stains!  Do people actually take their cloths to the dry cleaners simply because they are wrinkled?

We were having a few drinks with a friend earlier this week, and a bed bath and beyond catalog was on the table.  We had about a 30 minute discussion of the swash including watching some ridiculous promotional videos of how to use the swash system.