Are your clothes starting to look a little worse for wear? Unfortunately, this is something that happens to the best of us with a shocking 87% of people ‘unsure how to wash their clothes properly.’ So much so that this poor laundry habit ruins an average of 10 pieces of clothing, per person every year. Which shows that even if you choose to buy more eco-friendly clothing, you may be ruining them through unruly washing habits.
Workwear Giant have created the ultimate beginner’s guide to laundry. Read on to discover more.
By now, you’ve heard of cotton, organic and regular, hemp, linen, silk, wool, and cashmere, all natural fabrics that are exceptionally popular in the fashion industry, especially in the recent years. The health and fitness revolution have not only had an impact on how we do our grocery shopping and choose our gyms, but also on how we dress ourselves. To be more specific, the fashion world has started to change towards a more sustainable, durable realm, and the use of materials that fit that description are a significant part of the movement.
One especially healthy fabric, which has gained so much popularity lately, is organic bamboo, and while it may sound like an unexpected source, it represents one of the cleanest, healthiest fabrics for our clothes. If you’re still confused by the idea, let’s take a look at several key benefits of using it in producing clothes, which will change how you perceive fashion, as well as the industry itself.
Ever wanted to peel back the label and find out what values a brand believes in during the creation of their products? Ever desired a platform that curates and researchers products with respect to what you value most? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you’re like me; and guess what, I have good news.
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?
According to the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association, 95% of textiles, worn or torn, can be recycled but only 15% are actually recycled. The rest of those textiles go into our landfills and add to the growing numbers of post-consumer textile waste. Furthermore, textile recycling not only positively impacts the environment, but also impacts us as a society.