8 Feb 2013

Giro Dora Foot Power Washing Machine

Multi award winning Energy Free Laundry Washer and Spin Dryer designed by Alex Cabunoc and Ji A You.
Invented for Cerro Verde, a slum of 30,000 inhabitants on the hillside of Lima, Peru, where water is transported by tanker truck and sold for about $1 per 55 gallons, costing about 10 times more than in the City.

Hand washing laundry uses much of the precious water and takes about 6 hours a day, 3-5 times a week. At 80% Humidity, clothes take up to 3 weeks to dry and prone to mold.

Gira Dora uses a lot less water, time and spins the clothes to shorten the drying time.

Gira Dora requires no electricity and is ergonomic to use, avoiding back pain from hand washing.

Anyone who can sit and peddle can use it.

A Video from Team Giro Dora.


  1. Has this been commercialised? How do I connect with manufacturers of this product?

  2. Thank you very much for your comment, if you press the names of the designers above (individually), the links will take you to their sites and you can find out more about it from them. Let me know if there is anything else we can help you with. I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend. DS


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