Washing Formulations for Garment Care and How to Reduce Our Environmental Impact
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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How Bad is the World’s Water Crisis & What Can Designers Do About It?with Emily Broughton
The fashion industry is hugely reliant on one of the world's most essential resources - water. Making up 72% of the planet's surface and two-thirds of our bodies, water is precious but is being used wastefully and toxically by design companies to create more clothing than we need.
Saving the Grace is a blog and Instagram platform founded by Emily Broughton, that encourages people to think holistically about the water they use in their daily lives and the ways it ties us all to the great eco-system of the planet. By changing our habits, Emily says, we have the power to bring positive impact to water systems that lie well beyond our familiar environments. With the help of some profoundly unsettling statistics, in this interview, you'll learn the extent of the world's water crisis and how we can start to take responsibility as designers and consumers for protecting our water systems around the globe.