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Does adding essential oil to a wash waste detergent?

I sometimes use some essential oil / extracts in my washing machine as they can have some disinfecting effect and give a nice smell to the clothes (e.g. a capful of eucalyptus oil for one load). ...
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What is the real impact of the new Adidas collection made with recycled plastic bottles?

Adidas has a new collection made with recycled plastic bottles recovered from the oceans. I have been trying to find the real environmental impact of this collection but it has been difficult to ...
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Is fleece clothing a cheap and sustainable alternative to conventional cotton?

I was wondering whether fleece clothing is a good, cheap and above all sustainable alternative to conventional cotton, which uses a lot of pesticides and takes a lot of water to grow. The other ...
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What to look for in a pair of sustainable shoes?

Let's limit ourselves to "casual sport" shoes (e.g., everyday trainers, casual, etc.) . I have been doing some research online, essentially along two different lines: sustainability, using http://...
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Bamboo fibre clothing (not rayon)

Are there any retailers selling clothes made out of naturally processed bamboo fibre, not the viscose/rayon (see here) method? I am talking of the alternative proposed in this answer: Apparently ...
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Why are hemp clothes so expensive?

Being hemp so easy, sustainable and economic to grow, one would expect it to be much cheaper than it is at the moment. Why, therefore, is it so expensive compared to cotton? Is it because of the ...
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Sustainability of different fabrics

I know this is a huge question, but I keep find conflicting or, at best, qualitative and not referenced information about the following issue. See for example here, or here. What is the ...
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Would it be possible to process bamboo for fabric at home?

I have been using bamboo socks and t-shirts, and I have read online about the fact that two main disadvantages of the industrial production of bamboo are: 1) Some companies process the bamboo ...
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How bad are nylon and polyester clothing for the environment?

A few weeks ago I heard a news story about new research that found that polyester clothing is more of an environmental concern than previously thought. The reason for this is that each time you wash ...
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Pros and cons of bamboo clothing compared to cotton?

I've read that clothes made from bamboo fibers require about 1/3 the amount of water compared to cotton. Also bamboo grows much faster than cotton and it requires little or no herbicides or fertilizer....
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Which country produces clothes in an ethical way?

I decided to avoid buying clothes that have a non negligible probability of being made in on-ethical conditions, e.g. by people younger than 15 years old, or working more than 12h a days. When not ...
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Are luxury goods more sustainable than supermarket brands?

The power of brands in consumer culture has been much criticized, for encouraging needless consumption and masking the environmental and social costs of production. But luxury branded goods surely ...
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What should I look for in a knitting machine? [closed]

My girlfriend just started knitting and she got really good at it. I like the idea of producing your own clothes a lot since they seem to have a lot more (also emotional) value. I remember that my ...
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What to do with broken nylon tights?

I happen to break some nylon tights(pantyhose) each season, is there any alternative to just throw them in the garbage? I keep a couple of them for wearing under the jeans in exceptionally cold days, ...
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To which container do the cotton things belong?

I have a problem what to do with used cotton clothing (socks etc.). I live in Germany, I have the following choices glass - obviously not the case paper - could cotton be converted into maculature? ...
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Reusable vs. disposable diapers: which is better?

My wife and I have been using reusable diapers for our two kids. We've made them from old curtains, old bedsheets, etc., pretty much all "recycled" materials. They've been working perfectly fine, but ...
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Recycled and Used Fashion

After four years living in San Francisco, I'm really feeling the urge to update my wardrobe. I've never been much of a fashionista, but that's partly because of the damage I assumed caused to the ...
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What is the most sustainable way to dispose of shoes?

About once every year or two I come to the point where I have to part with the shoes I've bonded with over my day in day out walks to work, the market, around the block yada yada. Trust me I wear my ...