A sustainable lifestyle isn’t one that comes overnight—nor is it something that has to be an all-or-nothing kind of commitment. In fact, a bunch of small changes can add up faster than you think. Forgoing plastic bags in favor of reusable totes, swapping out single-use bottles for a refillable water pitcher, and finding new uses for old items are all great starts. Even more, prolonging the life of your clothing is just another way to keep items out of landfills—and it all starts with your laundry.
- With Echoview’s Mill Cotton Mesh Delicates Laundry Bag Echoview’s Mill Cotton Mesh Delicates Laundry Bag is an ultra-fine, mesh wash bag that keeps all of your favorite delicates from pilling or unraveling in the wash. Unlike most laundry bags that are made from poly-blended mesh, this one’s made from 100% sustainably farmed cotton to keep microfibers out of the wash cycle. Plus, it’s smartly designed with snaps instead of a potentially damaging zipper.
- With Garment Groom. Of course, starting with the right detergent helps—and our Laundry Soap is specifically designed for hand-washing delicate garments—but another way to extend the life of your garments is to keep them out of the wash entirely. Garment Groom is a natural stain remover and laundry pre-treat for all of your clothes; it also works wonders as a fabric freshener, too. For items that you’ve only worn briefly, spritz a bit Garment Groom then pop it in the dryer for five minutes. Alternatively, you can hang it outside for peak freshness.
There are tons more changes you can make in the name of sustainability around the home. (You can find a few zero-waste swaps to make in your kitchen here) but getting started with your laundry is a great way to live more mindfully.