There are many ways that you can help reduce the environmental impact of a product once you have purchased it. Washing your clothes less and in cold water is a great way to help the environment. It helps reduce water consumption and stops colour fading too. We also encourage you to always hang dry your clothing rather than using a tumble dryer.

Delicate, high quality fabrics often need dry cleaning, which, due to chemical use can be harmful to the environment. When dry cleaning your items make sure you have worn the piece as many times as possible and that you are using eco-friendly dry cleaners who use environmentally safe alternatives to the commonly used Perchloroethylene.

Repairing clothing is an easy way to give them greater longevity. Minor repairs, like replacing a button or fixing a tear, can be done at home. But for any larger repairs, visit your local tailor. Fit is also important when it comes to the lifespan of a garment, tailoring is something that’s easy to do and will help you feel comfortable and wear the piece again and again. We are always happy to try and help with repairs and offer minor alterations to any Catherine Quin garment for free. So please do not hesitate to contact us at info@catherinequin.com.

We are also implementing a Catherine Quin garment take back option, so when you have finished with your item and would like for us to recycle or repurpose we will do so and give you 10% off your next purchase.