– Washing on cold wash – keeping the temperature cold when you’re washing your clothes mean no electricity is used to heat the water. As the majority of our power still comes from non-renewable sources this really helps to reduce your carbon footprint, plus it reduces your energy bills so saves you money too.
– Avoid using the tumble drier – tumble driers use lots of electricity to create hot air and then spin clothing very fast to dry it. Try to hang as much clothing as you can out to dry, particularly during the warmer months.
– Try using ‘soapberries’ or ‘soap nuts’ – before the days of synthetic washing detergents, soap nuts where a sustainable way to clean clothes. Soap Nuts are grown on the Sapindus Genus tree, they are a source of naturally occurring soap which can clean and freshen clothing. These are great for those with a real passion for being as eco-friendly, or for those with sensitive skin.