When it comes to the lifecycle of clothing, around 70% of environmental damage happens in laundering.
Wash responsibly and you’ll benefit by saving time, money and natural resources. To tread lightly, be mindful that we all live downstream.
Cold Water, Biodegradable Detergent, Do not use Chlorine Bleach, Line Dry. This laundering method is more gentle on one's skin and lungs, makes clothing last longer, saves money on electric bills and reduces the amount of harmful effluent that results from the use of conventional petroleum based detergents.
HOW WE DO THIS IN OUR SMALL APARTMENT
A second shower curtain rod over the middle tub is used for “hang to dry”. Move the hangars to the closet when dry.
Project Laundry List
PRODUCT END OF LIFE
“Textile Waste makes up approximate ly 5% of all landfill” Enkad Sciences
Select Style Over Fashion
YSL (Yves St Laurent) said it best “Fashions Fade, Style is eternal” Our Co-Founder Celeste's favorite quote on style.
“Proportion is everything” Perry Ellis Our Co-founder Anthony’s favorite fashion quote
Buy better; Buy Less. Wear it until it’s worn out.
Find another life for your clothing. Instead of paper towels, we use cut up worn t-shirts to clean.
If you're crafty make a quilt from square of previously cherished clothing.
Donate “the good stuff” it to those in need. Try the The Salvation Army
To learn where to donate clothing & other household items in your area by zip code Earth 911
Aspiring to Zero Waste in our manufacturing we upcycle cutting room scraps into headbands & other accessories. Scraps which are too small get recycled by Cutting Room Recycling.
Since 1998, our parent company NOCHAIRS, Inc has been donating surplus materials to Materials for the Arts . MFA helps artists realize their visions, provides students with a richer educational experience, and furnishes businesses with a simple and efficient way to enhance the cultural life of their city while promoting environmental awareness and reuse.
RESTORE’s™ Gently worn clothing and samples are donated to Wearable Collections.
Our goal is to have a garment take back program so that old/used garments can be turned into new garments. We salute Patagonia for their efforts in making this possible with Capilene.