We can all contribute to saving the earth. We are a platform to help people extend the life of their clothes by cleaning, protecting, repairing and altering, the way our parents and grandparents did.
Our Positive Impact
"Fashion production makes up 10% of humanity's carbon emissions and 20% of wastewater - this means more emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined."
"96% of all textiles go to the dump each year, which is the equivalent of one garbage truck full of clothes being burned every second."
"Up to 25% of each garment's carbon footprint comes from the way we wash and care for our garments."
"By extending the life of your clothes by 9 months, you can reduce their carbon, water, and landfill by up to 30%"
As individual consumers, the single best thing all of us can do for the planet is to keep our stuff in use longer. This simple act of extending the life of our clothes through proper care and repair reduces the need to buy more over time - thereby cutting down the fashion pollution and waste.
Buy less, Make it last
When was the last time you bought a new garment of clothing? Have you worn everything in your wardrobe in the last 12 months? Have you got any clothes in your wardrobe that need mending or don't fit?
We live in a culture where replacement is king. While we do routinely fix big-ticket items, like cars and refrigerators, but primarily it's easier and cheaper to go buy new clothes. And there are other unconscious reasons to avoid repair, like labels warning that repairing a product on your own will void the warranty, or the lack of access to the information and parts necessary to repair clothes ourselves, or the misunderstanding of the confusing labels on the clothes.
These conditions create a community of product-consumers, not owners. And there are significant differences. Owners take responsibility for their purchases - from proper cleaning to repairing, reusing and sharing. Consumers, on the other hand, take, make, dispose, and repeat.
At Cleanly, we believe that we all can make a difference. When it comes to buying clothes, we should choose carefully, find the items we really love, and then learn to care for them so that they will last a long time.
By extending the life of our clothes by just 9 months, we can reduce their carbon, water, and landfill footprint by up to 30%.
The most eco-friendly clothes are the one already in your wardrobe.
Speak with our friendly and experienced team & seamstress to learn the best way to take care of your clothes, fix what's broken, adjust your clothes to have the right fit instead of throwing them away, and practice sustainable ways of lifestyle.
Repair and alter your favorite clothes, and properly clean and dry your clothes using environmentally friendly detergents, combs and brushes.
Spread the words. Join us in this movement.