Stop! ✋🏼 These Things Are Ruining 🗑 Your Clothes 👚👗👖 ...

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Fast fashion isn't good from an ethical or environmental point of view, and buying clothes that will last longer is also better value for money, because you get more use out of them.

But could you be wearing your clothes out more quickly because you're not caring for them the right way?

If you're doing any of these things, they could be ruining your clothes …

1. You Hang Your Sweaters

Do you hang your sweaters in your closet along with other clothes?

Sweaters should never be stored on hangers;

the weight of them will pull the knit out of shape and end up stretching them.

The best way to store sweaters is to fold them and put them in a drawer or on a shelf.

2. Frequent Dry Cleaning

Expensive garments can cost you a lot more than the purchase price as you have to take them to the dry cleaners.2

What's more, dry cleaning is quite harsh and if you get the garments cleaned frequently they'll soon wear out.

If the label just says 'dry-clean', you should be able to hand wash them.

But if the label says 'dry-clean only, you'll be better off leaving it in the store.

3. Washing Bras in the Machine

I'll admit to being too lazy to wash my bras by hand - and that means they wear out more quickly.

The heat can wreck the elastic, and the wires get bent from the movement of the machine.

Wash your bras by hand and dry them on the line or on a hanger, but don't hang them by the strap - fold them in the middle.3

4. Using Wire Hangers

Wire hangers may be cheap, but anything that is cheap is unlikely to be good quality.

The wire is not supportive enough for the fabric of your clothes, and continued use will mean that your clothes lose their shape.

Plastic hangers aren't much better.

Spend a bit of cash on some wooden hangers, and your clothes will last longer.

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