Five tips for washing, drying and ironing laundry
Do not wash items more than necessary. Remove stains by hand and air your clothes after each period of wear.
Clothing is often washed unnecessarily. By washing clothing less frequently, you can actively contribute to reducing your carbon footprint.
Decrease the washing temperature.
30°C instead of 60°C or the cold setting instead of the warm setting saves almost half the amount of energy that would otherwise have been used. Care symbols specify the maximum possible washing temperature without taking into account the influence of the wash on the quality of the clothing. However, detergents and modern washing machines available on the market today achieve just as good washing results at low temperatures.
Natural drying consumes no energy.
Drying laundry outdoors saves energy and your clothes retain their shape and last longer.
Only iron when necessary.
Save energy and the effort involved! Take laundry out of the machine and hang it up as soon as the washing program has ended to prevent creasing. Perhaps you can try taking dry laundry (on a hanger) into the bathroom with you while showering – steam often removes wrinkles and creases.
Look for textile cleaning establishments that offer a “green” cleaning service as an alternative to conventional dry cleaning.
Professional textile cleaning is often necessary when it is recommended. However, there are various solvents for textile cleaning on the market.