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Wash your jeans

Wash your jeans
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There’s no getting around washing jeans. Some people swear that storing their denim in the freezer kills germs, but that’s a myth – the bacteria only go dormant.

 

Wash cold

Wash cold
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Up to 75 per cent of the energy used for washing clothes goes toward heating the water. Your clothes will get just as clean in a cold-water wash and they’ll last longer – lower temperatures preserve dyes and reduce shrinkage.

 

High-efficiency is a worthy investment

High-efficiency is a worthy investment
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Switching to a high-efficiency, Energy Star-certified machine not only saves you up to 25 per cent on your bills, it’s better for the planet. On an annual basis, a full-sized Energy Star machine can save more than 7500 litres of water compared to old-school washers.

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