Updated: Jun 1, 2020
There are a few methods for increasing the longevity of our clothes. Firstly, starting with quality pieces which are well made from suitable fabrics. Selecting durable pieces. This increases the lifespan, tenfold. Another is maintenance.
Hanging clothes once they have been worn and letting them air out before wearing them again. Hang them near an open window or on a balcony is suitable, but away from direct sunlight which can damage to the fabric.
Often clothes are washed too frequently. Spot washing them, sections which are indeed blemished from dirt, stain, whatever the case may be. It is okay to wash the area itself rather than the whole garment. Only wash the item when it is actually required.
Think about how may time a large winter coat is washed and relay the same detailing to other clothes.
When washing is required, hand washing can be suitable, placing delicate items in a cloth bag before adding them to a machine. Maintaining the machine itself also helps, cleaning the filters.
The more care is given to each garment the long they will last. Even if after a time they are no longer wanted they can always be passed onto another who can treasure them for further years.
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