Post-purchase care of garments accounts for approximately one quarter of the garment’s carbon footprint. You can reduce this footprint by properly caring for your garments as well as extending its life and decreasing the number of pieces that end up in landfill.
C O L D W A S H
You can extend the life of your garments by washing them at a lower temperature. Washing at 30C rather than 40C also reduces energy consumption which is better for the environment.
H A N G D R Y
Hanging your garments up to dry is better for the longevity of your garment as it reduces degradation of the fibres as well as being better for the environment.
R E D U C E I R O N I N G
Iron when only really necessary. Minor creases can be avoided by hanging your garment in the bathroom while showering. The steam will naturally remove creases.
S E L E C T I V E D R Y C L E A N I N G
Only dry clean when necessary. When dry cleaning garments, visit an eco or green dry cleaner that does not use harmful chemicals.