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10 Ways to Start a Sustainable Closet

10 Ways to Start a Sustainable Closet

  It’s no secret that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world….right behind oil.  But we all need clothes, right?  So what can we do?  Like most things, there’s a sustainable way to go about it.  Let’s explore some options to building a sustainable closet.   Buy clothes made with natural fabrics. Why does this matter?  Over 70% of clothing is made from synthetic fibers (i.e. polyester, nylon).  About 84% of unwanted clothes end up in landfills.  Synthetic fibers will sit in a landfill for over 200 years whereas natural fibers (that aren’t blended...

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12 Amazing Benefits of Hemp Clothing

12 Amazing Benefits of Hemp Clothing

Hemp is a classic fiber that’s seeing a resurgence in just about every category possible.   It literally has 1000s of uses for oil, seed and fiber.  But let’s focus on fashion – hemp has changed a lot.  It isn’t  just for hippies anymore, and leave thoughts of itchiness and scratchiness behind.    Hemp plays nice with other fabrics to create wonderful textures when blended.  Our hemp fabric is blended with Tencel to create soft and flowy clothing, so you can breeze through your day in comfort. Here are a few reasons why this amazing fabric should be in your closet....

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Top Tips for Eco-friendly Laundry

Top Tips for Eco-friendly Laundry

"Treat your clothes like the good friends they are." - Joan Crawford At VALANI, we believe in making sustainable clothing that you can enjoy for years to come.  But of course, that means taking care of them the eco-friendly way!  Here are a few tips on how to take care of your clothes and make them last longer.   1.  Use eco-friendly detergents.   Good for your skin and earth friendly. Look for detergents that are plant based, biodegradable and free of phosphates and harmful chemicals.  Ditch the plastic bottles for detergent strips or soap nuts that naturally get soapy and clean.  How amazing...

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4 Ways to Organize Your Closet Responsibly

4 Ways to Organize Your Closet Responsibly

Most of us forget what is in our closet, actually, 61% of women stated they would buy new clothes because they couldn’t find it in their closet.  With that in mind here are a few ways to create a more organized, sustainable closet.  

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