We can still love fashion and adopt a more sustainable approach to how we use and care for our clothes. There are small changes we can all make at home so our clothes are kinder to the environment.
Washing and tumble-drying our clothes puts the biggest stresses on the environment. Washing in cold water or at a 30º will help your clothes last longer and use less energy than washing at higher temperatures. Research has shown that every time we wash our synthetic clothing, tiny particles of plastic called microfibres – too small to be caught by conventional water treatment – are being washed into our water systems, ending up in rivers, lakes and oceans. We recommend to wash your clothes only until absolutely necessary and using a laundry bag because it reduces fiber shedding and protects your clothes.
Opting for air-drying over tumble drying can also have a big impact. Tumble-drying is harmful to the fibers, it will make the clothes wear out more quickly, plus hang dry will save electricity, which is great for your pocket as well as the environment.
Respecting the care label instructions can avoid washing disasters and keep your clothes in great condition.
When taking the clothes off the machine try to shake them slightly and hang them to keep the natural and easy look. Some of our clothes like our organic cotton gauze don't require ironing.
The best way to say goodbye
When you’ve fallen out of love with an item of clothing, make sure you part with it mindfully. There are so many options to keep clothes in use and out of the bin, no matter how worn they may be.
Your ANA SEGURADO STUDIO garment
We have repair & mending services available. If you have an Ana Segurado Studio garment that you’d like to repair or at the end of its life for recycling, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For each Ana Segurado Studio item at the end of its life that you send us for recycling, you will be receiving a 20% discount on the purchase of your new Ana Segurado Studio piece.
If a piece of clothing is truly unsalvageable or the damage is irreparable, it can be recycled. Discard it to your nearest textile recycling bin, where it can be sorted and recycled properly. See here where to find a container near your area. Never throw clothes in the trash.
Donating is perhaps the simplest way and there are many places where you can donate clothing. The Humana association develops a complementary work of local support in Portugal with partner municipalities, to support institutions locally with resources generated through the collection of clothes used in social, environmental and humanitarian activities.
Swap or Resell
You can organize a clothing swap with your friends or choose for sites and association that can help you to give your piece a second life. Check out the Troca-te or Let’s Swap. You can also resell by creating your own facebook page or in marketplaces like Vestiaire Collective or consignment boutiques / second hand stores in your area that may be accepting new items for resale