How to Care for your Clothes so they Last

Clothing care is often overlooked as an important part of a sustainable wardrobe.

This video was created for the Project 333 blog. Read the accompanying post here.

After reading about people not washing their jeans for 6 months to year (even 15 months!), I decided to do my own little experiment. I ended up not washing a new pair jeans for 11 months (they were part of 3 capsules, so I wore them pretty regularly for a good 9 months) and I was incredibly surprised at how not-gross it was. This long without washing is definitely a bit extreme, but we often don’t need to wash our clothes as much as we think.

 

Laundry and clothing care resources:

How To Care For Every Item In Your Closet
Guide to Common Laundering and Dry-cleaning Symbols
Are You Washing Your Workout Clothes Properly?

 

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2 Responses

  1. Angela
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    Hi there, just stumbled across your blog and so far i’m hooked! Love it! I am new to sustainable clothing and fabric which is why i had never heard of tencel. Anyway to cut a long story short a brought back a beauTiful dress (from PeopleTree made from Tencel) from a clothes swap a few weeks ago and bunged it in the washing machine on 30 degrees. I thought it was just cotton. It is now covered in white streaks. Do you have any idea how to recover this or have i ruined it? Any suggestions really welcome. X

    • Verena Erin
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      Hm white streaks sounds very strange. Does it look the the dye actually bled off or something (maybe detergent?) is stuck to it?

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