Things are moving and grooving here at Unseam the Label. We’re so excited to give you a little “behind the seams” update on what we’ve been up to the past few weeks (and hope you’re as amped up as we are about it).
As spending more time at home has become essential these days, we’ve realized that we tend to wear the same clothes over and over again (we're looking at you, black leggings). While we love the eco-conscious aspect to this, it’s made us even more aware of how important a capsule wardrobe is in our everyday lives.
What’s a capsule wardrobe, you ask?
We all know that hand-washing is all the rage right now (thanks, COVID), but let’s talk about the cooler, better dressed version: hand-washing your clothes. Hand-washing increases the longevity of fabrics by preserving fibers and detailing and can completely cut down your carbon footprint. So why aren’t we doing it more?
It’s no surprise that doing your laundry uses a ton of resources (water, energy, and heat) that can harm the environment and your wallet. Some of the older machines use up to 40 gallons of water per load and can tack on extra costs to your utility bill, making your carbon footprint sky rocket after just one wash. Although it may be seen as a taxing chore, there are so many ways to greenify your water and energy use -- hand-washing being one of the best.
Our first-ever Kickstarter campaign ended today, and our community's support got us fully funded! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart. You’ve helped bring our mission to life, and we truly couldn’t have done this without you. We absolutely can’t wait to produce and get our apparel to you and give them a home in your closet.