Earth Friendly Care – Riley Studio

Earth Friendly Care

Our Guide to Green Care

We know life can be a bit hectic. And when doing our washing we often reach for the most convenient solution, but not always the most environmentally friendly one.

We’ve come up with a few simple changes that you can make to reduce the impact your laundry routine has on the environment.

01. Keep It Cool

Always wash your clothes on cold and wait until you have a full load. If you don’t, approximately 90% of the energy used to wash your clothes is wasted on heating the water, impacting the environment and your bank account.

02. Biodegradable is Best

Toxic detergents and bleach are a no no. Try buying eco-friendly detergents that are plant based and biodegradable. They are more gentle on your skin and the planet.

03. Ditch the Dryer

Hanging freshly washed products out to line dry not only extends their life but it reduces energy use and cuts down your costs. Air drying your clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by 2,400 pounds a year.

04. Green Dry Clean

For items that require dry cleaning, switch to a green alternative. We recommend BLANC, based in London, who offer a non-toxic alternative.