Financial and Monetary Systems

Here's how caring for your clothes better can save you money and help the environment

A person folding multiple items of clothing.

The global fashion industry is estimated to generate 92 million tonnes of textile waste each year. Image: Unsplash/Sarah Brown

Sajida Gordon
Researcher for the Clothing Sustainability Research Group, Nottingham Trent University
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Drying clothes incorrectly can increase the risk of shrinking, stretching or damaging the fabric. Image: Pexels/ Sarah Chai

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Bleach can cause discoloration or permanent damage to some fabrics. Image: Pexels/ Nothing Ahead

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There are several drying options when tumble drying is not appropriate. Image: Pexels/ cottonbro studio
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Some clothes are better dried on a line, while others should be dried flat. Image: Pexels/ Ivan Babydov

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Some fabrics require a specific iron temperature or technique. Image: Pexels/ Karolina Grabowska
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