Textile manufacturing takes a lot of nature resources, so the best thing for the environment is to use clothes already hanging in your wardrobe, or swap or borrow from a friend.
2. Buy good quality items that can be used for a long time.
A high-quality product lasts much longer and will survive many more washes than a low-quality version. It might hurt your wallet a bit when you buy it, but it pays off in the long run and the environment will thank you for it. Please read more about how production is done here. It’s always better to make one garment instead of two or three, for the same usage time.
3. Look after your stuff properly.
This can be done in different ways. We love seeing our workwear being used for proper work in dirty conditions. But we’d like to share some handy tips to make the garments last longer. For instance, it might be enough to wash knee pads only instead of the entire trousers if you’ve spent a day on your knees in the mud. Also, instead of washing, you can just wipe the odd stains off and hang the garment out for airing. When a wash is necessary, please wash in low temperatures and with an eco-friendly detergent. Washing machines and detergents are so efficient these days, that we rarely need to wash very hot to get a good result.
4. Recycle your clothes
At the moment, there is unfortunately no established large-scale recycling of textiles, but if you’ve stopped using a piece of clothing for some reason, please sell or donate instead of just letting it sit un-used in your wardrobe.
5. Mend instead of throwing away
Even the best quality clothes finally reach a point where it’s thoroughly worn out, but are you sure it needs to be discarded? It can often be repaired and used as your “muddy day” gear, even if you’ve replaced them with a newer pair. We’re more than happy to give you advice on how to repair and alter your old workwear.
We need you customers to help steering this industry into a more sustainable direction. Be a demanding and curious customer!