We highly recommend that you follow eco-friendly washing practices and spread the word to educate other people about being considerate when washing, drying and taking care of our handloom clothes.
Reduce the number of clothes by reducing your footprint by regardful washing, ironing and dry cleaning.
"Reduced washing can extend the life of your garment".
Easy ways to a sustainable laundry
The tremendous amount of clothing goes to landfill in the U.K. and U.S. A every year, with 85% of it ending up in the landfill. one-quarter of the carbon footprint of clothing goes in the laundry and washing.
How often does your handloom garment need to be washed? An extensive amount of water is used to wash clothes, brushing and airing can be enough to keep them clean. You can consider cleaning only the spot for any stains.
Washing in low temperatures such as 30 degrees can significantly play a vital role in reducing electricity consumption and can extend the lifespan of your garment.
Dry It Outside
We highly recommend hanging your clothes outside to dry if possible, it's humble to the environment and the clothes, by not tumble-drying you will be reducing 60% of the energy.
By incorporating these washing rituals, you will be able to reduce the consumption of energy by two times.
We suggest ironing your clothes only when necessary. Hang laundry in your bathroom while showering, the steam generated will remove the small creases which will help you reduce the energy significantly you consume for ironing.
Eco-friendly Dry Cleaning
Be mindful when you select your dry cleaner, find an eco-friendly dry cleaner, dry cleaning can be harmful to the environment, to the health of employees and for your wellbeing. Most of the handloom or organic cotton garments can be conveniently hand washed or on a delicate cycle.
We highly recommend not to throw away your old used garments but to give it to the less fortunate people, thrift shops or to an artist/textile designer who can recycle. We at Crow make a deliberate effort to make use of every resource.