WASH, CARE & MEND

Here are some recommendations on how to extend the life of your garments and also be more mindful of the environment. 

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WASH AT LOW TEMPERATURE

Intense heat may cause fibers
​to break in time. Also, by using
cold water you reduce CO2 
emissions.

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USE A LAUNDRY BAG

A bit of extra care will make
​ your garments last longer.

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REPAIR & EXTEND

Give your clothing your personal
touch instead of buying new pieces.
A small fix can prolong your
​garment's life for years.

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REDUCE WASH & SPOT CLEAN

More than two thirds of your
​clothes carbon footprint* occurs
in your care, part of it  when washing.
Air your clothes outside when you
just ​need to regain freshness.

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LINE DRY

It's healthier for your garments to
dry naturally. When you can, skip
the dryer. It will also reduce energy
​ consumption and CO2 emissions. 

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 USE A CLOTHING BRUSH

From time to time pilling* may occur
on the surface of your clothes and that's
normal. In order to regain that smooth
look, gently brush the hairs away.

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BIODEGRADABLE DETERGENT

This type of detergent keeps the
waterways clean and it's more
gentle with your clothes and skin.

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GREEN DRY-CLEANING

Traditional dry-cleaning uses large amounts of perchloroethylene* or "Perc" which is harmful
​for humans and the environment. In time
​it may affect your liver and kidneys.
When dry-cleaning, make sure to  ask
​for a non-perc cleaning method. 

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DISCARD SAFELY

Because our clothes are
biodegradable, all you have to do
is put them in compost. ​Eventually
​they will become nutrients to the soil.

*carbon footprint is a way of measuring the impact on the environment, of a product/activity/person, expressed in units of carbon dioxide produced.  Simply put, the amount of CO2 that someone or something generates.  

 

*perchloroethylene or "perc" is the main chemical used in dry cleaning. Perc is classified as a "volatile organic compound" (VOC) and is considered to pose a health risk to humans and animals when it is released in the air, water or food. A brief air 

contact with Perc may cause dizziness and headaches, while a constant contact with it may lead damage to the central nervous system, liver and kidneys. It can also cause respiratory failure.

​*pilling is the formation of small balls of fluff that are caused by friction upon a fabric. It is more common for knitted fabrics but woven fabrics develop it as well.