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 go natural. It might seem daunting at first, but it's actually easy! And we're here to help you...
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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...
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 created with a natural polymer called cellulose. Cellulose is a structural component...
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. Like the polymers of polyamide (nylon) and polyester, acrylic is another polymer that is created from fossil fuels through a...
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What is Polyamide Fabric? What Is Nylon Fabric?

Polyamide fabric, also known as nylon fabric, is a form of plastic. Polyamide fabric, like polyester fabric, is a polymer. It is manufactured through a...
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The Differences Between Synthetic, Semi-synthetic, & Natural Fibers

Ever wonder what's in your clothes? Why one shirt is particularly itchy, one is super soft, one you've had forever and it's still perfect,...
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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...