How to care for your Clothes and the Environment
To look after your clothes, wash inside out, on a low temperature and do NOT tumble dry.
After we shipped your order we would like to ask you to keep up the good work in helping mother nature. We want you to be able to wear your Light and Air clothing for as long as possible. It is necessary that we all create more sustainable laundry habits not only to protect our wardrobe but also for the environment. Please follow our sustainable guide below to tackle the most harmful and overseen aspects when it comes to our clothing: "LAUNDRY".
1. Wash cold or at a low temperature
Around 90% of the electricity you washing machine uses, goes towards the heating of the water. Washing in cold water saves energy, the planet and also your clothing. All Light and Air garments last longer if you wash them cold or at a low temperature. This way you will protect the eco-friendly water-based ink on you clothing and prevent the print from fading.
2. Wear your clothes more than once
To wear your clothes out less quickly and to save water and electricity, just cut back on laundry.
Almost all pieces of clothes can be worn more than once. So, instead of throwing them daily on a big washing pile, hang them back in your wardrobe. Little stains can easily be removed with stain pens. Also, remember to only wash if you have collected a whole washing load. Your bank account and the planet will thank you for your affords.
3. Use green laundry detergent
Chemical-filled, conventional laundry detergent may not only harm your health and the health of your family but it also affects the downstream water ways and aqua life.
So make a simple switch and give it a google. There are many green options from the 'Ecoegg' to pleasantly smelling home made detergent.
4. Air dry and skip the ironing
Tumble dryers are one of the most energy-intensive and it is difficult to make them more energy-efficient. All Light and Air garments are not suitable to tumble dry and much prefer the more sustainable way of air drying. It will make them last longer and you won't run the risk of shrinking them.
If you decide to iron your tees and hoodies, make sure you iron them inside-out and do not iron the print. We recommend to not iron at all if you don't have to. This way, you will save extra energy and also your precious time.
5. Make sure you catch the microfibers
If yoga wear, fleeces or your underwear, many of your clothes contain polyester. More polyester means more demand for oil to make polyester. However, we decided to make sure that we don't produce even more plastic for our hoodies and jumpers and instead use the huge amounts of plastic that already exists like old plastic bottles. This will save them from landing in landfills or our ocean. Sounds like a solution to a big problem. However, there is one little problem. A micro problem which if we added up leads to a huge problem. Every time you wash you clothes, they spread little tiny pieces of fabric called microfiber. These fibers are so small that water treatment plants can't catch them and they eventually end up in our rivers and oceans. You can catch them though in you washing machine by either investing in a filter or you get a more inexpensive guppy bag.