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    Tluxe Blog — sustainable fashion

    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

     

     

    Tluxe icon of the week: Ali MacGraw

    Who: Ali MacGraw, 1970s fashion icon, award-winning actress, yoga devotee and Steve McQueen’s better half through much of the 70s.

    Her look: Ali’s dark brows, sun-kissed skin and centre-parted hair signaled a shift towards a more relaxed and natural style in the early 70s and marked the beginnings of the classic, all-American look. Her penchant for knits layered up with oversized scarves, camel coats, flares, beanies and headscarves have become a trademark. Personally we’re feeling the love for her more pared back looks such as striped tops, simple Tees and strappy, belted dresses.

    How to wear it now: Slip into a Breton-inspired Tee, like our striped tee Killamanjaro or long sleeved Striped Tee serengetti and team it with a pair of ankle grazing cigarette pants for an instant 2013 update something little more laid back yet ultra modern why not try the complementary clash stripes our adis ababa print trousers teamed with boots

     

    Love your Wool

    Australia produces the world’s finest wool and here at Tluxe we’re proud to be using Australian merino wool in our collections, which is prized across the globe for its truly remarkable attributes. We love it because it looks beautiful and feels amazingly soft against your skin, and as a 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre it stands the Tluxe test for sustainability.

    Wool is one of those forever investments that keeps you warm in winter, and thanks to its natural breathability, helps keep you cool in summer. And it’s a great travel companion as it resists creasing, drapes superbly, has natural anti-static and anti-odour properties and is also fantastic at shrugging off stains. And did we say it looks stunning too?

    Our own lightweight wool pieces here at Tluxe are super soft against your skin and perfect for layering in the autumn months. For the ultimate toast factor, try one of our merino wool jumpers layered under this season’s essential poncho. It’s one of the best ways to stay warm and look cool right now. 

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