The textile industry is one of the most polluting, from production, manufacturing, transportation, as well as washing and the short lifespan of some pieces. This industry is responsible for 10% of CO2 emissions globally which, according to Público , “(…) represents more emissions than all international flights and maritime transport trips combined.”.

Furthermore, according to Diário de Notícias, it is estimated that the Portuguese throw away 200 thousand tons of clothing per year.

Faced with this pollution and disposal, it is essential to be increasingly sustainable when washing clothes and extending the wear time of each item. But how can we do this? You know everything here.

Protect your clothes with sustainable laundry whitener

The use of environmentally friendly detergents is essential to reduce the ecological footprint over the lifetime of a garment.

Even more so if we consider that many of the natural products we use can help restore our clothes, thus extending their average useful life.

Natural percarbonate-based whiteners that help restore the original appearance of many fabrics and remove different types of stains. Unlike other more commercial bleach-based laundry whiteners, which wear down fabric fibers, or optical brighteners that only give the sensation of cleanliness and whiteness to our eyes.

Sodium percarbonate, in addition to caring for the fibers, removes stains and provides natural whitening (a true 3 in 1!), because when it comes into contact with heated water (very important to use water temperatures above 30ºC), it releases oxygen and quickly dissolves a wide range of stains (coffee, wine, fruit, sweat, blood, lipstick, etc.).

EcoX ecological whitener: how and where to use?

To have all these effects on your clothes, EcoX launches another Laundry Care product to complement your Laundry Detergent. Find out some tips on where and how to use this laundry whitener.

Where to Use?

  • Totally safe for colored clothes: does not “harm” or fade fabrics;
  • To eliminate persistent and difficult stains: in these cases it is recommended to soak before washing;
  • Always check the instructions on the clothing label to see if it allows bleaching;
  • ATTENTION: Do not mix laundry whitener with chlorinated products (bleach/sodium hypochlorite).

How to use?

It is important that you NEVER put laundry whitener directly on wet clothes. Always use one of the following techniques:

  • Washing normally soiled clothes: put 1 tablespoon (15g) for every 5kg of clothes in the detergent compartment or in the machine drum itself;
  • Washing very dirty clothes: put 2 tablespoons (30g) for every 5kg of clothes in the detergent compartment or in the machine drum itself;
  • For sauce: add approximately 2 tablespoons (30g) to approximately 4 liters of warm water (40ºC). Leave the items to soak for up to 2 hours and then wash normally.

My baby uses ecological diapers. Is laundry whitener suitable?

The EcoX Clothing whitener is suitable for ecological cloth diapers as it is ideal for combating diaper waterproofing, stains and bad odors.

Just add 3 tablespoons of EcoX Laundry Whitener to 6 liters of hot water (between 30 and 40 degrees) and leave to soak until it cools. Wash afterwards.

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