TAKE CARE OF YOUR KALUNJI040 CLOTHES & OTHER ITEMS

Extending the average life of your clothes by just three months leads to a 5-10 percent reduction in carbon, water and waste footprint. Build a long lasting wardrobe. Every single garment is designed to be long lasting both in quality and style. They are built to be worn, adjusted, mended, loved and recycled.

Here is some advice on how you can take care of your clothes to lengthen their lifespan.

  • Re-use your clothes! What's out today might (and probably will) be in tomorrow and you'll have the hottest outfit around. You know that space in the back of your wardrobe that is stuffed with stuff you have not seen for years? Take a look there and blow off the dust. You just might have found Friday night's outfit.

 

 

  • You know what they say- One (wo)man's trash and all that. Call your friends and organize a wardrobe -exchange -day together. Everyone brings a couple of items with you and you get to take home the same number as you've brought. It is also great fun.
     

  • Don't throw away your clothes just because they have shrunk in size. There's a whole world of DIY tutorials on the web on how to re-make and re-do old garments and give them new life. You can do this with your friends, your children or a gift for yourself. Go explore, you'll be surprised at what you will find. A whole new world is awaiting for you to discover.

 

  • Change your zippers (or pay someone to do it for you). Shorten/lengthen your pants/skirts/dress. Mix different textiles, material and colours and your wardrobe will look all brand new. Value your clothes and always consider repairing before replacing.

 

Lower the temperature

  • ·Do you know that washing at 30 degrees reduces your energy use with half compared to washing at 60 degrees? Lower the temperature and save yourself money on your energy bill and keep the colours in your clothes longer.

 

  • When washing delicate clothes in lower temperatures, choose a liquid detergent instead of powder. It dissolves better –and is also the most sensitive option. Don't use fabric softener. You don't need it! It weakens the fibres of your textiles.

 

  • Or even better: skip doing the laundry this week for the outfits with odour but no stains. Air them instead and use a odour re-freshener. We tend to wash our clothes more often than necessary which also shortens the lifespan of our garments. Airing them outside is often enough to get rid of the odours and giving them a fresh feeling.  Wool is a “self cleaning” anti-septic material that does not need to be washed very often.


Try a Laundry Bag

 

  • Wash your clothes right and they will last longer. Use a laundry bag for fine materials such as silk, viscose and wool, and turn the clothes inside out to avoid colour changes. The same goes for your underwear.


Keep the Stretch

 

  • Some fibres and textiles are sensitive to heat i.e. elastane and Lycra. Use a damp cloth in-between when ironing and wash inside out as cold as possible.

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