Most of the world washes their clothing by hand.
Simply trying to avoid synthetic clothing won’t fix our microfibre pollution problem
Label symbols tell you all you need to know about how to wash, dry, bleach and iron your clothes.
By understanding clothing care labels, you can extend the lifespan of your clothes.
Synthetic clothing sheds tiny plastic fragments known as microfibres when washed.
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By washing our clothes, we release microfibres into the environment which are then ingested by marine animals.
Remnants of polychrome colouring were scrubbed from recovered ancient Greek sculptures and artists created new all-white marble sculptures seen as continuous with an imagined past.
Western fashion, laundering and style reflected the racialized politics dramatically shaped by profound global transformations bound up with slavery, colonialism and modernization.
Scientists have found widespread evidence of microplastics in the Arctic Ocean. This could further stress the fragile Arctic ecosystem and the food it provides to people living there.
Microplastic pollution is a global issue, but where do they come from and how are they transported across the ocean? A new study finds polyester microfibres are common throughout the Arctic Ocean.
Look familiar? Don’t fret, there are better ways.
Vanuatu has banned them outright, while many Chinese families use just one every 24 hours. So why are Australians still sending millions of dirty nappies to landfill every single day?
Do you know what have your clothes been soaking in?
Dry cleaning isn’t really dry – it uses chemical solvents. Perc, the most common option, has contaminated soil and groundwater and poses serious health risks, but safer choices are emerging.
Clothes are central to our personal identity and our dignity. Their condition reveals the care work that has gone into their selection and maintenance.
As the Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up for the summer, an international research team offers suggestions on how to make nursing homes as good as they can possibly be.
There are nanometals in your washing machine.
Many socks, towels and other textiles are treated with silver nanoparticles to kill germs and odors. When the silver washes out, it can pollute waterways. Two chemists propose a way to collect it from wastewater.
Tide pods: neither delicious, nor nutritious.
Eating laundry detergent capsules online is not the fault of the younger generation. In modern society, attention is power.
There is a pair of jeans for every occasion.
Our clothes are cheaper, flimsier and shorter-lived than ever. But jeans, a staple of the modern wardrobe, are actually designed to be long-lasting – provided you take proper care of them.