Wash with cold water
This prevents shrinking and fading and reduces up to 90% of washer's energy.
Lay flat or line dry
Not only does it save energy, reducing heat and friction can double clothing's lifespan.
Steam instead of iron
Steam puts less pressure and stress on the fabric's fibers, maintaining the original texture and finish of the garment.
Skip fabric softener
Fabric softener solutions are often non-biodegradable and coat clothing in a thin, water-resistant film making odors and stains more difficult to remove.
Turn garments inside out and/or use a lingerie bag to protect delicate fabrics, embellishments and buttons
Prevent buttons, zippers, snaps, etc, from snagging in the wash.
Pre-treat stains to avoid multiple rewashes
Pre-treating is ideal to remove a stain the first time and avoid using excess water.
Consider adding a microfiber catcher to your washing machine to reduce fiber breakage
This will also catch any fibers to throw away, rather than going down the drain and into the water system.
For dry clean only, opt for an eco-friendly provider to minimize harmful chemicals
Most dry cleaning solvents are not biodegradable.