synthetic fabrics

We've broken down the sources, processes, byproducts, and end products of synthetic fabrics to help you understand what you are wearing. We discuss the effects of synthetics on our environment and personal health. The use of synthetic fabric in the fashion industry is helping create dangerously cheap clothing at the expense of many.

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How To: Go Natural

Ok - so let's do this. Let's get you in natural clothing. It might seem daunting at first, but it's actually easy! And we're here...
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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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Semi-Synthetic Fabric: Rayon, Modal, Lyocell, & Cupro

Rayon fabric, modal fabric, lyocell fabric, and Cupro are made of cellulosic fibers. Cellulosic fibers are created with a natural polymer called cellulose, which is a structural component...

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. Like the polymers of nylon and polyester, acrylic is another polymer that is created through chemical processes from fossil fuels...

What Is Nylon Fabric?

Nylon fabric, like polyester fabric, is a polymer. Nylon fabric is a form of plastic. It is manufactured through a chemical process. The process...

The Differences Between Synthetic, Semi-synthetic, & Natural Fibers

natural fiber Natural fibers include: silk, cotton, cashmere, sheep wool, alpaca, hemp, linen, and jute. A natural fiber is collected from plants or animals. It's that simple. semi-synthetic fiber Some textile fibers are semi-synthetic. Semi-synthetic...

Why do I smell bad when I wear polyester fabric?

Asking for a friend... Have you ever been interrupted by a sudden whiff of stinky body odor while you're rushing to work, a date, or the yoga...