The commitment Balzac Paris is more responsible than ever! From materials to manufacturing processes, it is also important to take an interest in the maintenance of your parts from an ethical and responsible aspect. Find out everything you need to know about this subject!

Responsible maintenance: what is it?

Generally, the first step in your approach to ethical fashion consumption involves purchasing. We rethink our way of buying by turning to sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. A real boost for the planet and for his wardrobe. However, we do not turn directly to the maintenance of his clothes, and yet! Our daily uses, our way of washing and maintaining our parts could be rethought. Indeed, the use of the washing machine, the repeated cycles and the use of products harmful to the planet (detergents, cleaning agents, etc.) make the maintenance of clothes a process that is not very respectful of the environment. In the life of a part, if its manufacturing process represents half of its environmental impact, its maintenance represents the other half. It is therefore important to be aware of the different alternatives available to everyone for a more responsible maintenance of their dressing room! The ethical and responsible maintenance of its clothes aims to improve (sometimes by simple gestures) the environmental impact of the daily maintenance of its pieces. For this, we detail many tips that are simple to put in place and good for the planet!

Our advice for more ethical textile care!

Trying to take action on the maintenance of your clothes can be easier than it seems.

Start with your gear!

The starting point for responsible maintenance is your household appliances. Indeed, your washing machine (or the neighborhood laundromat) is your best ally in the maintenance of your parts, but it can also become your worst enemy. Many of these appliances are energy and water-intensive. First reflex therefore, opt for a machine that consumes less! To help you, the energy labels on the side of each device will allow you to see the energy category (from D to A+++) of a device and thus make the right choice for your daily maintenance.

Pay attention to the products you use!

The second point of attention in your responsible maintenance naturally relates to the products that you will use in your daily life. Indeed, many everyday products (detergent, fabric softener, stain remover, etc.) are harmful to the planet, whereas alternatives can be used. This is why we recommend that you use healthy and ethical products because laundry detergent is not only harmful for the planet but also for you! There are therefore different alternatives, whether it is the manufacture of your own detergent or the use of Balzac Paris detergent , for an ecological maintenance of the linen, a gentle washing and an assured conservation of the state of your pieces!

The small gestures that count!

In addition to the use of equipment that is more respectful of the planet and products that guarantee gentle and ethical washing, many actions can improve the maintenance of your textile! To begin with, limiting your machines (filling your drum well) and starting them at a low temperature (preferably 30 degrees) allows you to use less water and electricity. In addition, it becomes important to recognize when to wash a room. If a t-shirt or even a sweater needs to be washed once worn, other more resistant pieces deserve a little more attention. Thus, washing jeans after wearing them is not necessary. As soon as your jeans start to get too elastic or stains are present then it's time to wash! You will thus respect the material (which will preserve your piece) but also the planet by avoiding multiple unnecessary washes.

Explore other horizons of responsible maintenance!

Finally, it can be good to explore new horizons to improve the maintenance of your dressing room! A small snag or hole has just appeared? Do not panic ! Just look into it and consider resewing or repairing to give your pieces a second life. Throwing away immediately at the slightest accident (stain, hole, etc.) is bad practice involving waste and, by extension, pollution! So don't hesitate to use your imagination or even a professional to give your clothes a second life . As you will have understood, the maintenance of the laundry can also be responsible. This requires many simple gestures, habits and reflexes to adopt, to simply do good for your dressing room and the planet!