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==Reducing the need for washing==
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Environmental impact and labor can both be saved by reducing the need for washing. This may be done by:
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#Airing clothing after it has been worn, by hanging it up, preferably where there is airflow. This makes a huge improvement in the smell of the clothing (especially noticeable in the case of cigarette odors).
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#Choosing clothing that needs less washing. Light colors, especially white and cream, usually require more frequent washing.
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#Wearing no-iron shirts (which might be worn 2 or more times between washings, and
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#Avoid clothes that need drycleaning, as drycleaning has a negative environmental impact,{{fact}} not to mention the financial cost.
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==Avoid "wrinkle fast" clothing==
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"Wrinkle fast" clothing require either:
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* ironing and more frequent washing, or
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* drycleaning,
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both of which mean more effort, expense, and negative environmental impact.
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Choose clothes which:
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*don't wrinkle easily (test this before you buy, by scrunching up a discreet corner of the cloth, and seeing if it wrinkles); or
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*don't show the wrinkles, due to their color or pattern.
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*have a "natural look" where slight wrinkling doesn't matter.
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==Suggested projects==
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*What is the environmental impact of no-iron fabrics?{{sp}}
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[[Category:Household]]
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