Taking care of your clothing has never been more important – for you, your clothes, and for our planet. Here are some practical tips and tricks to extend your clothing's lifespan and keep it looking better for longer.
Air-dry your clothes
Choose to air-dry your clothes instead of using a dryer to keep their shape, color, and elasticity. An added bonus is that it’s better for the planet and your electricity bill.
Choose your washing temperature wisely
Opt for washing clothes at lower temperatures like 20 or 30 degrees Celsius. It will protect them and helps the color of your clothing from fading while minimizing the risk of shrinkage. It is also better for the planet and saves you costs.
Use a delicate detergent
Go for a detergent that’s labeled as delicate or gentle and not chemical; this will do your intimates and you many favors. They are generally free of harsh chemicals like bleach, phosphates, or enzymes that can damage and break down certain fabrics but still get the job done.
Small steps matter
Opt for washing your clothes inside out and remove stains by handwashing them with a sponge and special detergent by gently dabbing the stain. You can always count on an all-natural odor remover – put a half-cup of white vinegar into your wash’s rinse cycle. To help your favorite sweater always look as good as new, use a wool shaver or comb to remove any pilling. It’s that easy to care for your clothes and help them last as long as possible. These small environmentally conscious steps can go a long way!