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Environmental Responsibility - Our Customers
At Pachacuti, we believe that environmental responsibility begins with sustainable raw materials, not only to lessen the impact of the production process, but in a choice of raw materials which takes into account environmental impact throughout the lifespan of the garment. This is why, for instance, our knitwear is all made from alpaca; resisting stains and odours, alpaca very rarely needs washing.
The maximum environmental impact of a garment is generally caused by the consumer due to the impact of washing and drying. For the majority of garments, this causes far more environmental impact than either production, transport or disposal.
Our garment care instructions advise consumers how they can minimise their own impact and increase the longevity of the garment through proper washing, drying and finally through responsible disposal. We recommend recycling your clothing through TRAID who, in addition to protecting the environment by diverting clothes and shoes from landfill, also helps to reduce world poverty by raising funds for overseas development projects; search for your nearest TRAID clothes bank here
As for your Panama Hat, we recommend the compost heap at the bottom of your garden!