Kind Laundry and Tru Earth are two Canadian companies selling dissolvable eco-friendly laundry detergent sheets. Unsurprisingly, the two laundry detergent sheets are quite similar, but there are elements that set them apart.
The main point of difference between Kind Laundry and Tru Earth is the price and the place of manufacturing! Kind Laundry is a bit cheaper. Tru Earth is made in Canada and Kind Laundry is made in China. Both companies have their headquarters in Canada. Other similarities include plastic-free packaging and vegan ingredients.
Tru Earth and Kind Laundry are both very efficient when it comes to washing your clothes – both companies have glowing reviews from happy customers.
Let’s have a closer look and compare Kind Laundry and Tru Earth in relation to price, subscription, formula, ingredients, packaging, shipping and more.
|0.28 to 0.33 (USD) per sheet
|0.31 to 1.24 (USD) per sheet
|4 ingredients + fragrance
|12 ingredients + fragrance
|Cancel after 3 charges option
|Cancel anytime policy
|Hot and cold
|Hot and cold
|Type of Washer
|All- HE, front and top
|All- HE, front and top
Price Comparison – Tru Earth vs Kind Laundry
Kind Laundry prices/per sheet vary between USD0.28 (one-off purchase) to USD0.33 (subscription) to USD0.66 (travel pack containing 6 sheets only) per load.
Tru Earth prices/per sheet go from USD0.31 (for subscription box containing 384 sheets per box) to USD1.24 (for the one-off purchase of an 8-sheet box). Tru Earth’s most popular subscription deal seems to be their 64-sheet box costing USD0.45.
It is estimated that you will use one sheet per load.
If price is an issue, we recommend you have a look at another budget option – Earth Breeze laundry sheets.
Kind Laundry vs Tru Earth Subscription and Cancellation policy
Both Kind Laundry and Tru Earth offer subscription options. Compared to one-off purchases, both companies offer discounts for customers who subscribe to receive regular laundry detergent supplies.
True Earth offers a ‘cancel at anytime’ subscription policy, while Kind Laundry requires a minimum of 3 charges before you can cancel a subscription.
Place of manufacture and shipping – Canada Headquarters
Both Tru Earth and Kind Laundry have their headquarters located in Canada. Tru Earth is based in and ships from Vancouver while Kind Laundry is located in and ships from Toronto. Tru Earth is manufactured in Canada while Kind Laundry is made in China. Kind Laundry produces a stain remover bar that is manufactured in Canada.
Tru Earth offers free shipping while Kind Laundry offers free shipping for orders over $25.
It is estimated that products shipped from Canada will arrive in the US between 2 to 7 days.
Formula and Ingredients
Kind Laundry offers a fragrance-free detergent and the Ocean Breeze fragrance. Tru Earth also offers a fragrance-free formula and the Fresh Linen fragrance.
Kind Laundry lists 4 ingredients as part of their fragrance free formula (Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, Fatty Alcohol Polyglycol Ether, Polyvynil Alcohol and deionized water. Kind Laundry Ocean Breeze has the same ingredients plus fragrance.
There are twelve ingredients listed as part of Tru Earth’s fragrance-free formula (vegetable glycerin, starch, polyvynil alcohol, potassium sorbate, light mineral oil, cocamido propyl betaine, sodium gluconate, lauryl dimenthyl amine oxide, sulfonic acids, glycereth cocoate, caprylyl and octyl glucoside cleaning agents and residual water. The Fresh Linen has all of the above ingredients plus fragrance.
Both companies are vegan and have a cruelty-free policy.
Both companies use plastic-free cardboard packaging. Both are biodegradable and can be either added to the compost pile or to the recycling.
Compared to liquid detergent and also other eco-friendly solutions such as laundry pods, the sheets are a space-saving solution and have considerably less weight.
Required Water temperature
Both Kind Laundry and Tru Earth are designed to dissolve in water no matter what the temperature is. In short, both brands work in cold and hot water temperatures.
HE, top loader, front loader washer
Both brands are designed to work well no matter what type of washing machine you have: front loader, top loader and High-Efficiency (HE) will all work well.
Other products offered (other than laundry detergent)
Other than laundry detergent, Tru Earth sells wool dryer balls, biodegradable Swedish dishcloths, bamboo cotton swabs, bamboo cutlery, produce bags, beeswax wraps and washable makeup remover pads.
Kind Laundry offers wool dryer balls, stain-remover bar and laundry bag.
Final Thoughts on Kind Laundry vs Tru Earth
Both Kind Laundry and Tru Earth are excellent laundry detergent sheets that will give you fresh clean clothes. If you are on a tight budget, Kind Laundry is a bit cheaper than Tru Earth – although that difference is not so significant when you buy large quantities of Tru Earth. If you are keen to support a locally-manufactured company, Tru Earth will probably suit you best.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a chemical-free laundry detergent?
No! Technically speaking everything has ‘chemicals’ (for example, H2O). You may find detergents that have harsher chemicals than others but they all have some chemicals (sodium, alcohol) in them. The only way to avoid such chemicals is to use soapberries – which is a nut that has a natural cleaning agent.
Are there other eco-friendly laundry detergents?
There are other great options for eco-friendly laundry detergents available o the market such as Earth Breeze and Dropps.
What makes a detergent eco-friendly?
The formula (less ingredients is ‘more’), the packaging (is it plastic-free and/or biodegradable?), package size (the lighter the better in terms of emissions) and transportation (the closer the better) are some of the criteria you should look into. With so many brands trying to claim their ‘environmentally sustainable’ credentials, this is an important question.