For many years now, it has often been cheaper to buy new consumer products than to mend old ones – everything from toasters to T-shirts. But the world’s resources are running short, and we can help by using our products until they are well and truly worn out. We can also undertake minor repairs, like sewing a button back on, in order to reduce our consumption in the long term.
The long-term use and reuse of our clothing is central to our future consumption.
When an item of clothing is worn out or no longer needed, you can help extend its life by sorting it correctly for recycling. Here at MASCOT, we do all in our power to find good methods for the recycling of our textiles.
If you represent a company with lots of used MASCOT textiles that you would like to reuse as best possible, please get in touch with us.
One way to make your clothes last longer is to wash and look after them in accordance with the instructions.
Below are some tips you can use as general guidelines:
There is naturally also energy to be saved by thinking twice about what really needs washing. Fill your machine, do not set the temperature any higher than necessary and choose an eco-friendly washing programme.