“Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day. Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials — plastic, in fact. But these synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem: when they’re washed, they release tiny plastic bits — called microfibers — that flow down our drains, through water treatment plants, and out into our rivers, lakes and oceans by the billions.”
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
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Inspirational infographic promoting upcycling for used beverage cartons.
by the team at Chadwicks
As much as we love our ‘furry friends’, pet hair can be a nuisance. Our little darlings can destroy carpet, furniture and even clothes with pet hair. Although there isn’t anything we can do to stop pets shedding, here are some nifty tips and tricks to minimize pet hair in the home.
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Let’s face it: Reducing your home’s negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work.
But solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren’t the only ways to help your household adopt more eco-friendly practices. There are a ton of easy — and fun — ways to conserve energy.
Luckily for us, UK-based magazine Good To Be Home has some clever ideas on other ways to do it.
We all wash our clothes to keep ourselves and our clothes smelling so fresh and oh-so-clean, but there is such a thing as too much washing and too little. There are downsides to both extremes: laundering your clothes more than you need to can shorten their lifespan and wear them out quickly, but washing too rarely can be unhygienic and cause a lot of icky bacteria growth. Here’s a general guide to follow:
Ironing has become a dated chore that we rarely incorporate into our hectic lives. This belief has caused ironing and it’s many techniques to become a lost art. It’s time to revive this lost art and give clothing and our appearance a little more attention. This infographic, “Crinkles, Folds, and Creases,” is your guide to the many techniques of ironing and how they can spruce up your wardrobe.
If you’re still not feeling the classic way of ironing, Alight Fashion has collected a number of modern, quick methods to give your clothes a neater appearance. From using shower steam to your flat iron when you are in a hurry to get out the door.
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