We’ve shared our eco-friendly tips and tricks to hand-washing before, but what about dry-cleaning? Although you might think there’s no way around a trip to the cleaners, it can actually lead to damaging and harmful effects on the environment, and on you. Conventional dry-cleaning may seem like a necessary evil we all have to face, but there are eco-friendly alternatives that can help you lessen your carbon footprint along the way.
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.
We know, doing laundry can be a snooze-fest. But, you know what? Your laundry routine has a huge impact on the environment, and not to mention, your health, closet, and wallet.
Check out our guest post on the DoneGood blog, featuring 3 green laundry tips that'll help you take steps toward a cleaner environment and a healthier you.