Clothing Care

Caring for your clothes, shoes and accessories.

Caring for your clothes makes them last longer, saving you money and reduces waste.

Proper clothing care is essential, not only for maintaining the longevity and quality of your garments, but also for promoting environmental sustainability and saving money. Additionally, by preserving your favourite pieces, you save money that would otherwise be spent on new purchases.

By taking simple steps to care for your clothes, such as washing them correctly, storing them properly, and making minor repairs, you can significantly extend their lifespan. This reduces the need for frequent replacements, minimising textile waste and lessens the demand for new clothing production—a major contributor to environmental pollution.

Embracing mindful clothing care is a small but impactful way to contribute to a greener planet while keeping your wardrobe in top condition.


Why clothing Care is important.

Clothing care, including shoes, bags and accessories, has many advantages:

  • ensures clothes last longer
  • keeps them looking great (and you too)
  • ensures they keep functioning as they should over time
  • reduces waste, keeping clothes out of landfill
  • saves money, reducing the need to buy more clothes
  • discourages fast fashion – one of the biggest global polluters

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Clothing care increases durability

Proper clothing care ensures that garments, shoes, bags and accessories maintain their quality for longer.

This involves following care instructions on labels, using gentle washing cycles, air drying when possible, and storing clothes correctly. For instance, delicate fabrics like silk or wool require special handling to prevent damage. By paying attention to care instruction labels, storing clothes correctly, repairing and mending them, ensures your clothes stay in good condition for many years – even decades.

Caring for your clothes means you can enjoy them for longer, reducing the need for premature replacement.

Caring for our clothes reduces waste

The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters globally, with significant environmental impacts from production to disposal.

Fast fashion, in particular, encourages a cycle of rapid consumption and disposal, leading to massive amounts of textile waste in landfills.

When we extend the lifespan of our clothes through proper care, we can drastically reduce the volume of waste generated and the demand for new clothing production.

Ethical and sustainable

Caring for clothes aligns with the growing movement of supporting ethical and sustainable fashion.

By making a conscious effort to to maintain, mend and repair, rather than discard and buy new, we contribute to a shift towards more responsible consumer habits.


Clothing care equates to significent financial savings

Investing time in clothing care will equate to significant financial savings – now and in the long term.

By prolonging the life of our clothes, shoes and accessories,  we reduce the need to buy more clothes more often. 

Mending clothes and repairing accessories can be less expensive than replacing with something new.

 Over time, the money saved by not having to replace clothes frequently can be substantial – great for your hip pocket (and the environment). 

Image and Style

Well-maintained clothes and accessories convey a more polished, professional look, attributing to your personal style and how we are perceived by others. 

Without doubt, looking good makes us feel better and boosts confidence. 

Appreciating the Designers and craftspeople

Caring for our clothes fosters a deeper appreciation for the sewers, tailors, designers and craftspeople who make our clothing and accessories, supporting a more thoughtful approach to the clothes we wear.