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      ECO FRIENDLY LAUNDRY CARE

       

       

      The top 5 tips to become ECO friendly with your laundry

      1) Cold washing  

      It’s a myth that clothes don’t get clean on a cold wash, if you’re worried about getting out stains you can pre-soak with baking soda in cold water for an hour.

       

      2) Wash your clothes less often

      Did you know that 25% of fashions carbon footprint comes from washing the clothes we have.My rule, if it doesn’t smell and isn’t stained it doesn’t need to be washed! 

       

      3) Use Eco friendly detergent

      We are spoiled for choice these days with Eco friendly options. When you wash with standard detergents the chemicals will remain on the clothing and can be absorbed into your skin as well as being washed into the ocean. I’ve used a range of natural based laundry detergents and have not have not noticed a difference if the quality of the wash. We recommend Tangent garment care, which we sell on our website here.

       

      4)  Line drying

      I hope most people are doing this as a default but when busy it can be tempting to choose the quick option but line drying helps save energy and helps keep your clothing wearable for longer.

       

       5) Buy a Cora Ball

      They stop microfibers from being washed into our waterways and oceans.

      “Every time we do laundry, our clothes shed tiny microfibers (including      plastic), which go down the drains of our washing machines, through wastewater treatment facilities and into our waterways.

      Everyone who wears and washes clothes is part of this pollution. Everyone who eats or breathes could suffer the consequences" Learn more about the problem of microfiber pollution here

      The Cora Balls are still in production but hopefully available before Christmas, a perfect stocking stuffer for your eco friendly friends and family!

       

      So there you go, being eco- friendly in the laundry can be really easy. It starts with awareness followed by some very small action steps.

       

       Photo credit - Missglasshome.com

       

       

      TENCEL: FIBRE OF THE FUTURE

      “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury”
      -Coco Chanel

      TENCEL is a gorgeous fabric that represents the incredible modern developments of environmentally sustainable textiles and the driving consumer desire for eco-friendly fashion. It combines all the breathability and comfort of natural fibres, with the heightened strength and quick-drying nature of man-made fabrics. The look is luxurious and refined, with a natural fluid drape.

      Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, this yarn is created with an amine oxide solvent that is non-toxic and recycled during the production cycle. The end result is a fabric that is fully 100% biodegradable. Everything we wished for!

      TENCEL offers the advantages of high colour retention, natural breathability and advanced moisture absorption (perfect for people with sensitive skin!), anti-bacterial properties, delicate drape, and a lightweight texture that is resistant to wrinkles (a travellers dream!).

      Example of the smooth fibre structure of Tencel. 

      We love this eco-friendly fabric, and that it makes a generous appearance in each and every one of our collections. Make sure you get your hands on some of our Tluxe TENCEL pieces this season to add lifelong classic basics to your wardrobe. Winter 2015 introduces some new longer length styles, along with our beloved essentials like The Poncho top and The Cocoon top – absolute must-have pieces for any Tluxe lover.

       

      TENCEL is the trade name for the generic fibre Lyocell. To qualify for this elite branding the lyocell is obtained from traceable and sustainable wood pulp which is farms certified by the Forest Stewardship Council – FSC. It is created using only non-toxic organic solvent that has been recovered and reused to a 99.5% efficiency rate.

       Tluxe uses only certified Tencel in our collections. Look for this label on all our garments to be assured that you are purchasing the highest quality fabric available, and supporting our continued quest for environmentally sustainable fashion.