Did you know that the average American throws away more than 64 garments a year into a landfill?! It is also researched that Australians purchase 27kg of new textiles each year and then discard around 23kg into landfill annually. WILD.
As you know, here at Luna & Rose we are huge promoters of shopping sustainably meaning that you are choosing plant based fibres that can naturally biodegrade back into the Earth after it's had a good time here on planet earth (and preferably once it's had a few different owners too!) We're also huge fans of shopping with brands that use Plant Dyes and low-impact dyes to colour their clothing. Not only are Plant based dyes better for your health and the makers health who made the item, it also means that when it comes to composting your old clothes, the impact on the soil is minimal & perfect for re-use!
SO, being the plant lovers you are, we thought you might be interested in learning a little on how to compost your old clothes at home. Below we have put together some quick, easy steps on how to turn stained and ripped natural fabric clothing that can't be donated into beautiful compost for your plants. The best part? It only takes a few minutes and a pair of (sharp) scissors. Composting your old clothes is a great way to treat both yourself and the environment so without further ado, let's compost!
We hope this has inspired you to not only shop a little lighter on the planet but know that your natural fibre clothing can give back to exactly where it came from at the end of it's life. Oh - and show you just how easy composting natural fabrics can be! Remember to shop wisely, choose sustainably and always check what fabrics you are purchasing. Happy Composting folks, we sure to share your journey with us via email or tag us over on @luna.androse x
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There's a whole lot of chat out there about 'Organic Cotton' but is there really a difference between Conventional Cotton & Organic Cotton? Oh YOU BETCHA there is! And we're here to help shed some light....
Laying it down, Organic Cotton is planted, produced and manufactured Organically with zero use of pesticides, fertilisers or GMO seeds to make the plants grow faster. It is also produced in toxic-free dirt.
Plastic MEGA un-fantastic. We're all well aware that the plastic fantastic phenomenon of 60's and 70's was never well researched or thought through... Or maybe it was and the convenience of this miracle material and the financial gains that were able to be made from this new material well outweighed the negatives. Fast forward 50 years and now our planet is suffering, majorly! This month we're focussing on 'Plastic Free July' and sharing ways in which you can simply decrease exposure and use of this material from your daily habits.