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.
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