Why switch to reusable face wipes??
Do you ever wonder what happens to all those makeup wipes we use ??
We can’t find any reports on how many face wipes are used for Australia but we found that in the UK it’s said to be upward of 20millon face wipes are thrown away daily (refer to Greenerlyfe)
Let’s do a very rough and generous estimate of how many disposable face wipes are used per day in Australia. There 12million women in Australia and even if we generously estimate average women use 1 wipe per day (this allows for those that use more and those that don’t use them at all). That’s a staggering 12millon face wipes in landfill that take 100’s of years to brack down
Keep them in a cute basket or container in the bathroom and use them with toner, cleanser, or makeup remover solution instead of disposable cotton balls/wipes. To wash them just pop them in a small laundry bag with your towels.
Why are these are better?
Our reusable cotton face wipes are more eco-friendly than the normal disposable makeup wipes and many of the reusable ones as well!
We have made our wipes from reclaimed cotton flannelette that was heading to landfill yet it still had a lot of life left to offer. We just needed to give the fabric a new identity and bring it into the 21st century. Made from reclaimed vintage flannelette with plenty of life left and loads of character.
If you’re using two balls/wipes a day that comes to 730 that you’re saving from the landfill per year (plus approx $30).
Unlike most reusable face wipes ours are square for 2 reasons
- There is a LOT less fabric waste with square wipes. In fact, we almost have zero waste.
- Square wipes are not only easier to cut but also easier to overlock the edges which is saving us time and in turn your saving money.
- Wash at 30 degrees (cold wash)
- Do not use bleach
- Line dry
- Wash with similar colours
Reclaimed: Sourced here in Australia from new and used textile products. To help reduce fabric sent to landfill or shipped overseas. We sanitize the textiles that have had a past life. And stains or imperfections avoided in the construction process. By purchasing this product you have helped reduce carbon footprints and/or landfills.
Embrace the future of circular economy by purchasing our reclaimed fabric. Let’s keep good quality fabric out of landfill and reduce our carbon footprint.
Note: Our products are handmade and small imperfections/differences in shape, size, and colour may occur. We believe the most sustainable business practice is to maintain low stock levels. Ensuring each of our handcrafted products finds a home.
Postage: A tricky small business balancing act. Our little shop contains many products in all different shapes and sizes. We currently have postage set at $10 flat rate in Australia Wide. For the smaller items, we recommend you browse our store to find other ReFashioned items such as our recusable kitchen wipes.
Plastic-free Shipping: All orders are shipped plastic-free using a compostable mailing bag. Even the address sticker is compostable! We endeavor to dispatch orders within 12-24hrs. *Timing may vary for regional areas