Have you ever wandered down to the laundry room, pulled out a soiled shirt for inspection, and found alien hieroglyphics blinking back up at you? Are you secretly stoked when crop tops and ratty tights become trendy because you've got a closet full of dryer casualties?
The average American throws away around 68 pounds of clothing a year. Time to learn to take care of your clothes, America. It'll make your clothes last much longer -- which a) is more sustainable than buying more, and b) will make your mom (or rad dad) proud. Here's the Rosetta Stone for decoding laundry labels. (We know this is remedial algebra for some of you, but let's be honest: Some of us are 25-year-olds who can barely manage getting dressed.)