Sustainable clothing (by which we mean clothing that's made from planet- and people-friendly fibres) deserves extra care and attention.
The methods are not too dissimilar from general garment care instructions, but there are a few tips that will increase the longevity of your new pieces. You can quite literally add years to your clothes, as well as reducing your carbon footprint in the process.
Don't wash after every wear
Denim, knitwear, dresses, skirts... Most items don't need to be washed after every wear. Instead, airing your items will help them freshen up and retain their shape.
Invest in a fabric spray, which will neutralise any unwanted odours.
Wash at 30° or less
It goes without saying that washing at a lower temperature uses less energy, but it will make your clothes last longer too. Avoid overfilling the machine because this can cause friction and damage the fibres.
Washing on a cooler cycle will help the fibres look less worn, as well as retaining the vibrancy of the item.
Store your clothes properly
Hangers aren't always the best storage solution. They are often not supportive enough for heavier fabrics. Over time, gravity will warp the shape of your clothes (especially knitwear).
Fold your jumpers and store them in bags, if you have the space.
Mend, mend, mend
You can mend literally any form of damage, like holes or pulled threads. If you feel like an item of clothing is beyond repair, reach out to us for advice on how best to recycle.