the naked truth
Is laundry a sustainable thing to do? We buy clothes, which are heavily overpriced, then the time and effort we put into these valuable garments is endless. Our society pressures us to buy certain items, because it is important to be fashionable. We wash them, but not only wash them but read the tiny label to see specifically how they need to be cared for, because each piece is different, separate, individual. We dry them, using the same care as when we washed them. Certain colors and fabrics can not go together and some need to be hand washed, hung up, or God forbid, dry cleaned. Yes we are reusing these bits of resources, but sometimes the time, effort and money and overall energy put in to each piece of clothing greatly outweighs its energy return. Not that I want to be a nudist or anything.