In our current economy a huge amount of materials are taken from the Earth to make products, that eventually will be thrown away – the process is linear. In a circular economy, we can stop waste in the first place. At F&L there are several things we can do pre & post production to extend and prevent our pieces going to landfil such as the fabrics we use, aftercare, repair, rental options & reuse.
Extending the average lifespan of your garments (2.2 years) by just three months of use per item can reduce carbon, water, and waste footprints by 5–10%, according to Wrap.
Stains are a common issue for clothes being disposed of. We reccomend using Clothes Doctor. They provide plastic free options for stain removed and specialised products for different fabrics.
For cleaning we reccomend using the Ecoegg Laundry Egg. A great fabric softner and detergent as an alternative to plastic bottles. Save Around 40 Plastic Bottles Each Year!
Discover our guides on how to keep each of your Flax And Loom pieces in prime condition.
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Repair To Last A Lifetime
Discover more about our partnership with The Seam to get 20% off all repairs & altnerations.
If you are no longer want to use your F&L piece, please consider another method before sending it to landfil. Sell it on to someone you know will love it, you can use platforms like Owni / DEPOP / Vinted.
Rent it out using platforms like Hurr / Save My Wardrobe. Or why not gift your piece to a local clothes collection drive or charity shop.
Whether your starting your journey or really experienced we reccomend watching videos from Ellen Macarthur on Circular Economy.