Clothes are an important part of our everyday lives. We rely on them to keep us warm and to protect us from the elements. But when it comes to taking care of our clothes, many of us are unsure of how to do it in a sustainable way. In this blog post, we will discuss simple ways that you can care for your clothes sustainably!
1. Wash clothes on 15min express using the cold cycle.
The first way that you can care for your clothes sustainably is by washing them on a 15-minute express cycle, using cold water. This will help to prolong the life of your clothes and save energy in the process.
2. Hang clothes up on a clothesline to dry them up
Hanging your clothes up to dry is a great way to care for them sustainably. Not only does it save energy, but it also protects your clothes from the wear and tear of a dryer. If you don't have access to a clothesline, you can also try drying your clothes on a rack or in a sunny spot in your balcony.
3. Make your own natural detergent
Another way to care for your clothes sustainably is by making your own natural detergent. There are many recipes online that you can follow, and this will help you to avoid using harsh chemicals on your clothes. You can use Soapberries as a natural laundry detergent.
4. You can put your clothes in freezer to remove smells as an alternative to washing
If you have clothes that are starting to smell but don't necessarily need to be washed, you can put them in the freezer for a few hours. This will help to remove any bad smells and there would be no need to wash them again.
5. Mend holes make them last longer
If you have clothes with holes or tears, don't throw them away. You can mend them and make them last longer. There are many tutorials online that can show you how to do this easily.
6. At the end of the clothing life - check fibres are natural and if they are, you can cut buttons or zips off into pieces and compost them.
By doing this, you are helping the environment and the plants that you are growing to thrive. It's easy, doesn't take up too much time, and your plants will be much more happier.
We hope that this blog post has given you some simple ways that you can care for your clothes sustainably.