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Clean By Design: Consumer Care
Overview
Conventional dry cleaning is risky to public health and the environment. Consumers should minimize traditional dry cleaning services and wash more clothes at home in cold water and air dry when possible. Designers can help by minimizing the reliance on fabrics that need to be dry-cleaned and by educating their customers about cleaning alternatives.
Clean By Design: Transportation
Overview
Today, raw materials, manufacturers and retailers of apparel are routinely located on opposite sides of the globe. Any method to move garments from factory to market will impact the environment in some form, but retailers can make simple transportation choices to significantly reduce their pollution footprint and save money.
Clean By Design: Fiber Facts
Overview
The choice of fabric at the design table strongly influences the environmental impacts of a garment over its lifetime. 

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