Washing Formulations for Garment Care and How to Reduce Our Environmental Impact

Fred Holzhauer Wednesday, 1 January 2020

'Green' laundry detergents from brands like Ecover and Method may be popular amongst the eco-friendly crowd, but some still need convincing of their effective cleaning properties.

Fred Holzhauer, as the former Director of Formulations at Method and currently Application Development Specialist at Univar Solutions, is just the man to speak to when it comes to understanding eco-friendly laundry habits and detergents. In this interview, he explains precisely how detergents clean fabrics, what those nasty chemicals are doing to our clothes and how to adopt more environmentally friendly approaches to laundry that care for textiles and reduce our need for harsh agents.

In this video, you'll learn:

  • The most eco-friendly methods for caring for garments from a formulations expert
  • Which chemicals to avoid when choosing a laundry detergent
  • How eco-friendly brands compare to non-eco formulas
  • How synthetics are affected by washing in comparison to natural fibres
  • Wash and care tips to pass on to your customers on care labels

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