10% of a home’s electricity goes to washing and drying clothes. Washing clothes at 30°saves 40% energy.
The less frequent, the better! It depends on how you wear your clothes, how much you typically sweat, and the fabric of the garment, among other things. By cutting down on unnecessary laundry cycles, you can reduce the size of your garment’s environmental footprint and the effect of your energy bill.
Line drying your laundry saves you money (more than 20 Euros /month off electric bill for many households). Clothes and linens smell better without adding possibly toxic chemicals to your body and the environment. Conserving energy and the environment, while reducing climate change. It is moderate physical activity which you can do in or outside. You can even lose weight! The Sunlight bleaches and disinfects your laundry.
Fulls loads > half loads
Half empty machines use almost as much energy as full ones, and you get less clean laundry out of it.
Liquid > powder detergents
Liquid detergents tend to work better on oily stains because they can better break them down, while powder detergent is better for mud stains. But there isn’t a huge difference in effectiveness, so it’s really a matter of what you prefer. Overall, finding a detergent that does not contain phthalates, phosphates, and non-biodegradable surfactants will make your wash healthier for your skin and the run-off water as possible.
If you plan to wash wool, cashmere, or silk, make sure your detergent is enzyme-free. Enzymes attack these natural fibres, causing the fabric to erode over time.
Stains that don’t go away
Repair, redesign or recycle. Some stains just won’t go away. A patch can be the perfect solution but we’re fans of all kinds of simple redesigns. When a garment has come to the end of its life cycle (in your wardrobe anyway), remember: you can recycle any textiles at your nearest recycling centre.
"Our clothes are pre-washed to retain the perfect fit for longer."
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