Hello by Fagor taps into both scenarios. Those with a Hello washing machine get the chance to help others with their laundry problem while earning some extra pocket money. Those without a washing machine can get a Hello clothes basket which enables them to easily wash their clothes with any Hello washing machine. Through the Hello App washing machine seekers and washing machine owners can easily connect, get in touch and leave feedback. All identities in the Hello community are checked for extra safety and payment is made via PayPal.
So, what is exactly the deal with this washing machine? Hello by Fagor consists of an outer shell, which represents the washing machine, and an inner core, which would be the clothes basket. The outer shell has the standard dimensions so it can easily fit into most household arrangements but different to other machines it is only equipped with one simple button that turns the machine on or off. The essence of the washing machine comes with the clothes basket. It conveniently holds a 5kg-load of clothes (equivalent to a week’s clothing). Once it is full you can add your choice of detergent and choose a washing program. Now, here is something new: Your clothes basket comes with wheels so you can pull it fully prepared like a luggage trolley to the household of your choice.
With Hello by Fagor Rio and Sollier aimed to use a collaborative consumption model in order to create social links within a neighborhood, a community, a city that would simplify and enrich the overall laundry care experience. Though this concept is aimed at individuals it is not hard to imagine Hello washing machines in apartment complexes, for instance, for student housing.