Dress sustainably this December!

Dress sustainably this December!

Did you know that ‘Deco’ in December actually meant the tenth month in the calendar proposed by Julius Caesar? It was a reminder to people that what is sewn is reaped. However, we currently follow the Gregorian calendar with 12 months now. December today is an emblem of resolutions and new starts. It is no wonder that across the globe, December is a month of crazy celebrations and festivities!

According to Straits Times, the month of December is the hottest period for couples to get married! You’re happy for your loved ones enjoying the big day of their lives. While you’re happy for the couple, the process of dressing up for your loved ones’ special days is also a fun one as you can wear clothes you normally don’t wear. Furthermore, your friends’ wedding can also be a good reason for you to update your wardrobe.

For those who are on bridesmaid or groomsman duties, the outfits were often designed for us to wear on that special day. The long chiffon dress which you wore for the special occasion is usually inappropriate for daily wear or office wear. The same applies with the suits worn as that might come off as overdressed for the average day. Such a conundrum is not exclusive to post-weddings; it also happens with themed parties or other formal functions that are organised more in the month of December. Remembering that our clothing consumption is one of the largest contribution to environmental pollution. Here are some things you can do with your outfits to reduce your carbon footprint.

Alter the clothes to suit your daily needs

Males tend to be more fortunate in this aspect as different parts of the suit can be worn in different work settings. However, this is not necessarily the case for dresses or long gowns. For ladies, before throwing your gowns into the laundry, perhaps you can have them altered to fit your daily needs better. Discuss with the seamstress or tailor how they can upcycle your evening wear to one which is more functional for daily wear. Furthermore, the material used to craft these gowns are usually of higher quality than the material used in fast fashion items. This means that your new dress will last through more laundry cycles than the usual store bought dresses meant for daily wear.

Allow the professionals to help you maintain your outfits

Dropping a few hundred aplomb all the time can burn quite a hole in your pocket. These outfits you wear to weddings often have special stitch work or more luxurious materials such as satin and silk, which require extra care to maintain. Such materials or stitch work often require dry cleaning services or professional laundry services to help maintain. After that, you can layer these clothing articles to create a different look for the next event can save you a considerable sum of money.  Available on iOS App Store and Google Play Store, Sendhelper is a platform on which you can book all laundry services in Singapore you need at the tip of your fingers. Catered to your budget and preferred timings, you can book dry cleaning and laundry services on our app now!

Clothing swaps and donations to thrift stores

However, if you really decide that you have too much clothes in your closet after these festivities and clearing out your house, why not donate them? You can even organise a party between you and your loved ones to swap clothes. This way, you and your friends would have an updated wardrobe at a low financial and environmental cost. Throw your friends’ clothes into the laundry and they would be good as new! As for the clothes which no one around you want, you might want to donate them to thrift stores like Salvation Army and New2U.

These tips are not exclusive to just the month of December, neither are they exhaustive. There are many other ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint in this month of festivities. So have fun with your parties and leave the maintenance of your clothing to laundry professionals!

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A Guide to determine how often you should wash clothes

Washing machines need instructions but deciding when to wash your clothes needn’t. More often than not, we go by the rule of thumb: if the smell is too strong to stand, the cloth deserves a wash. Being said that, we all have wondered what would be a reasonable number of times to wear clothes before it goes to the laundry master. Here is a quick guide explaining how often you should wash different articles of clothing; only the most popular are featured here.

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