How to Do a Load of Laundry: A Guide

How to Do a Load of Laundry: A Guide

Maybe you’ve been doing laundry for years. Maybe it’s your first time. Here’s how to do the job properly while keeping sustainability top of mind.
Why Do Moths Eat Wool?

Why Do Moths Eat Wool?

Keeping the clothes you already have safe and in good condition is one of the best ways to be sustainable with your wardrobe. With winter on its way out (if slowly), here’s a story about moths, why and how they destroy your clothes, and how to keep them safe all year.
Ask Dr. Pete: How to Remove Balsamic Vinegar Stains

Ask Dr. Pete: How to Remove Balsamic Vinegar Stains

Dr. Pete explains the science behind balsamic vinegar stains and how to remove them. 

Chocolate & Your Clothes: A Love Story

Chocolate & Your Clothes: A Love Story

Everybody loves chocolate. Sure, you probably know people who’d typically choose gummy bears or vanilla flavored candy to chocolate, but according to science, chocolate is “better than kissing” whe...
A butcher wearing a surgical mask slices cured meats.

COVID-19 Face Masks: Tips & Tricks for the New Normal

Ways to make wearing a non-medical face mask more practical, comfortable, and long-lasting for everyday life. 

How to Wash Activewear and Workout Clothes: A Guide

How to Wash Activewear and Workout Clothes: A Guide

Many of us make the mistake of washing and drying our athletic wear and technical apparel as we do everything else we wear. But activewear is not like the rest of your closet — technical apparel is often made from synthetic fabrics containing stretch or special properties and technologies like moisture-wicking and waterproofing, either integrated into their fabric fibers or applied as a coating. 

How To Limit Screen Time for Yourself – Tip & Ideas

How To Limit Screen Time for Yourself – Tip & Ideas

Research on the effects of screen time is ongoing and ever changing. In fact, the term "screen time" itself is already passé. There is plenty we don’t know. But patterns are emerging across everything from personal anecdotes — “if I look at my phone past 11 PM I can’t fall asleep” — to actual studies like this 2019 one from Harvard that explains how our digital devices affect things like sleep and creativity by depriving our brains of boredom and suppressing melatonin secretion.
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Extending the Life of Garments, Fabrics (& Earth)

Easy, earth-friendly ways to make your clothes — and your paycheck — last longer

Colorful clothespins hang from a line.

How to Create Positive Vibes At Home: 5 Ways

5 simple ways to love the place you live even moreHome is where the heart is. Home is also, depending whom you ask, where a lot of other things happen—where the cat rips up the sofa, where the lau...
A close up of a person with red nail polish holding cherry tomatoes in front of their white clothing.

How Your Stain Removal Tricks Really Work

Everybody Spills. Learn how to clean it up with science using dirty Lab's cleaning tips and tricks. Click to read more.