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Have you put the washing out?

When the better weather arrives, for many of us it’s an opportunity to dry our washing outside, but is it really worth the hassle? Well here are a few reasons why it’s probably worth that bit of effort:-

  1. Saves you money – With a dryer running at around 4.5 kWh and the Energy Saving Trust estimating that the average cost of energy in the UK is 16.36 pence per kWh, a tumble dryer would cost you roughly £0.74p per cycle to run, which works out at £88.80 per year (based on using it 120 times in a year).
  2. Beneficial to the environment – Air-drying clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by a whopping 2,400 pounds a year. Experts determined that if all Americans line-dried clothing for just half of a year, it would save 3.3 percent of the country’s total residential output of carbon dioxide.
  3. Keeps your clothes young – Have you ever cleaned the lint trap in your dryer? Well, here’s the good news. The lint that is scraped off of a dryer’s lint trap after each load is visible evidence of the dryer shortening the life of your clothes. Clothes dryers can cause wear and strain on clothing when it’s tossed and tumbled in high heat.
  4. Stops them ponging – The sun naturally disinfects your clothing. The sun’s UV rays will disinfect your damp laundry by reacting with oxygen dissolved in the water to produce reactive forms of oxygen that kill microorganisms. UV from the sun also interferes with the reproduction cycle of bacteria by damaging their DNA.
  5. It reduces wrinkles – Since the clothes are weighed down by the water, they naturally stretch to their original form, thus removing any wrinkles that may appear from drying in a crumbled position. This works best when it’s windy out, and it’s also beneficial for those who don’t like to iron!

We have partnered with Nona from the USA and are now stocking their clothes pins (we in the UK call them pegs).

This ultra-durable, recycled ocean plastic clothespin/peg is not only preventatively eco-friendly and socially responsible, its sturdy, mono-form shape is practically unbreakable.

Built to withstand exposure to extreme weather and prolonged sunlight, NONA has no moving parts, is durable, dependable, and long-lasting. If it doesn’t outlast you, just recycle it at the end of its life.

20 pegs in a box.

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Apexgray are a progressive sportswear brand headquartered in Derby, UK. Using environmentally sensitive materials including Lyocell, recycled plastics and bamboo, our pieces are made in carefully selected sewing studios that comply with international workplace standards.

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