FOR A PLANET BEYOND NEXT SEASON
Just as quickly as garments are made, they are wasted
GARMENT PRODUCTION EXCEEDS 100 BILLION/YEAR
73% OF THE GLOBAL PRODUCTION ENDS UP IN THE LANDFILLS
OUR POPULATION ONLY WEARS GARMENTS 7 TIMES
A GARBAGE TRUCK OF CLOTHES IS DISCARDED OR BURNT EVERY SECOND
the poor quality of clothing means that 73% endS up burnt in landfills
95% of discarded clothing can be recycled to our advantage
TEXTILE DYEING IS THE 2ND POLLUTER OF WATER AND IT REQUIRES 5 TRILLIONS OF WATER/YEAR
it takes 2,700 liters of water to make one cotton shirt, roughly what one person drinks in 2,5 years
WE NEED TO CREATE LESS WASTE
Have a look into your closet
Swap, donate or recycle the items you don’t like or wear anymore
Repair the clothes that are damaged
Choose quality over quantity
ECOALF FIGHTS FOR A PLANET BEYOND NEXT SEASON
ECOALF believes fashion should be circular
With this season's recycled cotton collection
Ecoalf has saved 38 million liters of water
Minimizing the environmental footprint is at the core of the brand
Minimize washing machine use
Following our product care instructions will help make sure that your gear has a long, interesting life.
Minimize the use of the dryer
How to clean and take care of your ECOALF shoes
What you will need to clean the shoes:
- Mild detergent or safe laundry soap
- A soft brush or a toothbrush
- A sponge
- Paper towels
- A bucket of warm water
How to clean the shoes:
With a dry paper towel, remove the dirt before wetting the shoes.
Use a soft brush or a toothbrush soaked in warm water with soap to clean the outer soles (bottom of the shoes) by hand. Rinse with a sponge or with wet wipes.
Then wash the top part of the shoes. The upper part is the part that wraps the foot and the way of washing it will depend on the material from which it is made. Fabric, mesh or canvas: Use a wet sponge with soap and gently scrub. These materials can be washed by hand but do not immerse the shoes in water.
Clean the interior insoles with soap water. Rub the surface well with a toothbrush or a soft brush and remove any dirt or soap with a damp sponge. Do not put the insoles in the water because the foam can change their shape.
You can wash the laces with soap and a brush in the tap.
When you have washed all the parts of the shoes, let them air dry with paper towels inside. The wipes will help absorb moisture and maintain the shape of the shoes while they dry. (Do not let them dry near a radiator or in direct sunlight because they could be damaged.)
When the shoes are dry, you can sprinkle baking soda inside to absorb odors and traces of moisture.
What not to do:
Do not wash the shoes in the washing machine at + 30 degrees Celsius. The fabric and glue can get damaged if you put them in hot water.
Do not use bleach or household cleaning products to wash the shoes. Always use gentle means to wash our clothes.
Do not dry the shoes in the dryer, near a radiator or indirect sunlight. The heat can cause the shoes to lose their shape or break. It is best to let them dry outdoors.