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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Clothes washing in the washing machine

Here’s why you should wash your clothes with cold water

Washing your clothes with hot water may be an effective way to remove stains, but doing so with every laundry batch takes its toll on the environment. About 90 percent of a laundry machine's energy use goes towards heating up the water. As a result, home laundries in the US are responsible for Read More...

Cleaning white sneaker with purple cloth.

How to make your sneakers last as long as possible

Being a sustainable fashionista doesn’t mean simply buying clothes that will last long. It also means taking caring care of the clothes you have to ensure their longevity. With this in mind, let’s take a look at how to take care of your sneakers so that they last as long as possible. Wipe them Read More...

Three simple ways to make your

Three simple ways to make your laundry routine more sustainable

While buying clothes made of sustainable fabrics is one way to reduce your garderobe’s environmental footprint, changing your laundry habits can also make a big difference. Here are three ways you can make your laundry routine more eco-friendly. Wash your garments less. Perhaps the most Read More...

Here’s an easy and natural w

Here’s an easy and natural way to clean your washing machine

We depend on our washing machines to keep our clothing clean and fresh, but when was the last time you gave your machine a scrub? Cleaning your washing machine every couple months will eliminate moldy smells and make it last longer. Here’s an easy way to clean out your machine with natural Read More...