environmental impact

The environmental impact of fast fashion, synthetic fabrics, and natural clothing. Including production processes, farming tactics and standards, organic fabric, product lifespans, microfibers, biodegradability, and fabric recycling.

Cleaner Alternatives to Dry Cleaning

Is dry cleaning sustainable? TLDR: no. The process of dry cleaning is neither dry nor clean. Chemicals used in conventional dry cleaning are extremely...
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What Is Fair Trade Clothing

A huge question we have as consumers is: are the products I'm buying ethically sourced and produced? You've probably seen a 'fair trade' stamp on...
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Silk Fabric

Silk fabric is made from silk fiber. Silk fiber is a natural protein. Insect larvae produce the protein while building their cocoons. The larvae of the mulberry...
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A Fishing Bait Worm May Help Us Tackle Our Plastic Problem

While tending to her beehives, a scientist of the Spanish National Research Council, Federica Bertocchini, pulled some wax worms out of the hives and plopped them in a...
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Hemp Clothing

Hemp clothing is an extremely durable and comfortable natural fiber clothing. Hemp has great potential to be grown as a sustainable cash crop, but due...
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Cotton Fabric

Cotton fabric is made from cotton fiber. Cotton fiber is naturally occurring and grows as a protective casing around the seeds of a cotton shrub....
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Linen Clothing & Jute Clothing

linen fabric Linen fabric is made from flax fiber from the flax plant (also known as linseed). The fibers are usually shorter than that of jute....
eucalyptus is sustainably harvested to make lyocell tencel fabric

Semi-Synthetic Fabric: Rayon, Modal, Lyocell, & Cupro

Rayon fabric, modal fabric, lyocell fabric, and Cupro are made of cellulosic fibers. Cellulosic fibers are made of a natural polymer called cellulose. The cellulose used to...
PET water bottles can be made into polyester fabric

What Is Polyester Fabric?

In short, polyester is plastic. Polyester fabric is a synthetic fabric created by bonding polyester fibers together. Polyester fibers are the product of a chemical...
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What Is Acrylic Fabric?

Acrylic fabric is essentially plastic. Acrylic fabric is made of a manmade polymer fiber that is created from fossil fuels through a chemical process. It is made in...