How to repair and remodel garments

The video tutorials are a great place to start for methods to mend and modify garments.

Tips on garment care

How do you care for your clothes? How we clean, dry, iron and store our clothing all contribute to the longevity of garments.  Some of those habits have significant environmental impacts.  For advice on simple things you can do to keep your wardrobe in good condition through many wears, try these websites: Make Clothing Last

“You’ve spent a lot of time and money building up your wardrobe. Find out how to keep your clothes looking like new and make your garments last longer. Keep wearing your favorite outfits and look good time and time again.”

Choice: Caring for Clothes, Shoes and Accessories

“You’ve paid for those spiffy items, so you’ll want them to last for more than a couple of wears. Even Duchess Kate recycles her clothes, taking good care of them in between wears! While a high price point may be a sign that your new purchase is a keeper, there are lots of things you can do to keep items looking nicer for longer.”

MoneyCrashers: 10 ways to take care of your clothes

“Since longer-lasting clothing means more money in your pocket, be sure you do all you can to preserve your wardrobe. Of course, it may require changing a few habits. Luckily, you don’t need special products to keep your whites sparkling and your dark garments looking sharp.”

Interested to know more?

To learn more about sustainable laundry practices, here are some short articles to read:

The Conversation: the dirt on clothes

The Guardian: Eco laundry habits are about more than sustainable washing machines

TreeHugger: New clothing care label wants you to stop overwashing

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