Wash clothes less often

Washed clothes hanging on the side of a sailboat

Washing synthetic clothing releases plastic microfibres which then get flushed out into our waterways. The simplest way to reduce the release is to wash your clothes less often.

Up to 25% of each garment’s carbon footprint comes from the way we wash and care for it.



  • Saves money - reduces your water and power use
  • Extends the life of your clothes
  • Reduces microfibre release


  • Some synthetic clothing does need more regular washing, like gym clothing.

Making a difference

Clothes that don't sit directly on our skin – such as jackets, coats and jeans – can be worn five or more times before needing a wash.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Sally Earthrowl