Brands: Discover 3 Ways to Reduce the Impact of Garment Washing

Studies have shown that out of all the stages of a garment's life cycle, the use phase and washing in particular, can have the greatest impact. So what can brands do to make garment aftercare more sustainable? We take a look.

What is the environmental impact of laundry? 

When discussing the environmental impact of the fashion industry, we often focus on the production, distribution, or end-of-life stages of clothing. Often forgotten is the mundane, everyday task of laundry and aftercare and the substantial environmental impact that it generates. How we wash and care for our clothes are key determinants of the total environmental impacts of the life cycle of the garments. Domestic laundry produces surprising and sig…

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Michelle Urvall-Ashraf

Head of Sustainability at Oxwash

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