The Better Living Program

The Better Living Program is a 11-year action plan by Electrolux that aims to shape better and more sustainable living around the world. Its focus is an evolving list of 100 bold actions that we pledge to undertake by 2030. These actions represent our commitment to the four clear targets we have defined across the categories of Better Eating, Better Garment Care, Better Home Environment and Better Company.

Better Garment Care

Over the past 20 years, we have quadrupled the number of garments we go through1. Compounding the issue is the fact that 90% of our clothes are thrown away before they need to be2. Part of the problem is fast fashion - another is aftercare. Due to poor, outdated laundry habits, the lifespan of garments is diminishing. With the fashion industry being the fourth largest polluter in the world3, it´s time we changed the way we consume and care for our clothes.

1 Source: Fashion Revolution
2 Source: AEG Care Label Project
3 Source: Measuring Fashion, Global Impact Study 2018
2030 Target: Make clothes last twice as long with half the environmental impact
2030 Target: Make clothes last twice as long with half the environmental impact
By demonstrating better garment care, we aim to help people extend the wearability of their clothes while halving the environmental footprint of their aftercare.
Focus Areas
Focus Areas
To guide us towards our target, we will seek to drive product innovations, educate consumers, undertake further research, and form meaningful partnerships. Our focus areas for Better Garment Care are:
- Prolong the lifetime of garments by modernising care technology and care habits
- Reduce the environmental impact of garment care
- Enable care for all fabrics
- Contribute to more sustainable fashion consumption models

"We need to see what´s already here as our primary resources - rather than continuing to feed the beast."

Orsola de Castro

Fashion Industry Innovator. Fashion Revolution, United Kingdom

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