Gallery: Activated-Charcoal Hangers Keep Clothes Fresh Without Laundering

Lisa Marie Bengtsson, Kingston University, eco-friendly laundry, activated charcoal, charcoal hangers, eco-friendly hangers, sustainable hangers, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

Buying your clothes from ethical and planet-friendly sources is only the beginning. Most life-cycle assessments agree that a garment’s greatest environmental impact comes not from its manufacture but rather its use. Washing and drying, in fact, accounts for more than half of an item’s ecological burden. To encourage less-frequent laundering, Lisa Bengtsson, a product-and-furniture design student at Kingston University, arrived at a creative solution: a set of clothes hangers that harness activated charcoal to keep clothes fresh and clean.

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