Another month of staying at home will inevitably have us assessing and reassessing the clothes that we’ve adopted over the years. We believe that we owe it to the planet to take good care of our essential pieces, ensuring that buying new becomes a rarity instead of a regular. Need some tips? Read this way.
Steaming clothes isn't just beneficial for delicate items, it also acts as a powerful way to kill bacteria and remove odours – eliminating the need to wash clothes quite so often. With the average residential washing machine using about 41 gallons of water per load, that's very good news for our environment.
When you discover wear-and-tear in your fabrics, it's tempting to throw them straight out. But, there's a lots of easy guides explaining how to darn a hole, sew a seam and fix a hem online. Check them out for maximum conscious points.
It might sound basic, but the way we store our clothes hugely contributes to the life span of our wardrobes. Say no to lazy end-of-day methods and instead; fold the clothes going into drawers, choose appropriately-sized spaces (avoiding direct contact with wood), always opt for good-quality hangers and consider vacuum-packing your out-of-season pieces.
We're celebrating the made-to-order brands joining our HURR Family this week and to kick us off, we're spotlighting Sigrid Maria. Founded by Nikie Lundquist, Sigrid Maria launched in 2019 as a vintage brand and organically evolved into a sustainable, slow fashion label featuring signature blouses that take 5-6 hours to make from vintage and dead stock fabric. With Nikie's love of vintage infused into every handcrafted piece, wearing one of her tops or dresses feels like...magic.
To introduce you to the brand, we spoke to Nikie about her work and the Sigrid Maria rental collection available now on HURR.