Two-thirds of clothes’ carbon footprint occurs after you take it home. That’s incredible because a lot of all the problem in the fashion industry is in your hands to fix. The good news is that it’s not even hard things to do. Here is some easy tips to make a difference – the secret? Laundry time!
Only wash as needed
This not only save water and detergent, your clothes will last way longer. Next time you don’t do laundry in a while, you’re not being lazy you are just being friend of the environment.
Skip the dryer, if it’s possible
Line drying your clothes for just six months out of the year can eliminate up to 310 Kilograms of greenhouse gases annually. That’s the same energy as driving a prius 2900 Kilometres, it’s a long road trip. And hanging your clothes give color to your city! If you come to portugal you will see lots of clothes hanging!
When you do the wash, set your washer to ‘’cold’’ to save energy and help clothes live a little longer. Also, switch from hot water to cold or warm can help prevent 220 kilograms of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year.
If it’s only dirty in one small place, use the spot cleaner.