Hi again, everyone! Thanks for coming back to check out the second part of this post! We hope you enjoyed yesterday's tips and found them useful enough to implement within your own home. If you're not one for scrolling, here's a recap of what you regrettably missed:
1. Repair old clothing
2. Purchase clothing, bags, and shoes made of recycled material
3. Purchase clothing made out of organic cotton instead of traditionally grown cotton
4. Wear your garment more than one day before you decide to wash it
5. Purchase second-hand clothing
Without further ado, let's keep the good times rolling and round out the Top 10 Clothing Sustainability Tips.
6. Don’t wash your blue jeans, put them in the freezer!
- Levi’s encourages consumers to wash jeans less in an effort to reduce water consumption and make them last longer. Putting jeans in the freezer will prevent them from smelling bad.
- Levi's CEO Chip Bergh said in an interview that he hadn’t washed his own jeans in more than a year!
7. Wash in cold water and line-dry when possible
- Hot water washes require excess energy. The less energy you use, the smaller an impact you make.
- Avoid the energy use that goes into tumble-drying altogether! Lint equals clothes deteriorating. Yikes!
- Line drying your clothes will make them smell fresh like an afternoon breeze.
8. Avoid buying clothing you have to iron
- Ironing requires excess energy & excess time!
- Brands like Dockers have been making wrinkle-free, iron-free pants for years!
9. Avoid buying clothing you have to dry clean
- Dry cleaning requires toxic chemicals and excess energy — plus time and money!
10. Buy local when possible. Support local clothing, shoe and bag designers that do not outsource their factories to other countries
- Buying local reduces the carbon footprint of apparel, shoes or bags as it travels from factories where it is made to the USA.
- For brands with a strong commitment to “Made in the USA”, check out New Balance, Munro American and Fox River.
So there you have it, friends! You can reduce your impact by exercising one or all of these clothing sustainability tips! Remember, every little bit helps. Please do your part.