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Inside the lonely fight against the biggest environmental problem you've never heard of | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Inside the lonely fight against the biggest environmental problem you've never heard of | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
An ecologist has released an alarming study showing that tiny clothing fibers could be the biggest source of plastic in our oceans. The bigger problem? No one wants to hear it
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Can a Proposed Plastic 'Pollution' Label Change the Apparel Industry?

Can a Proposed Plastic 'Pollution' Label Change the Apparel Industry? | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
A new plastic pollution bill proposed in the California State Assembly will require garments made with more than 50% polyester to be labeled with a warning .
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If your clothes aren’t already made out of plastic, they will be —

If your clothes aren’t already made out of plastic, they will be — | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
Polyester has been a fixture in our closets since 1951. That's when the first polyester suits, made from fabric created not by a textile mill but by the American chemical company DuPont, went on sale. It has come a long way since. Today, polyester is no longer the ugly, uncomfortable material of awful 1970s double-knit leisure suits, the kind that necessitated a marketing campaign t
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Recycled Plastic Clothing: Solution or Threat? | Latest News | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

Recycled Plastic Clothing: Solution or Threat? | Latest News | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
Research shows that synthetic clothing sheds plastic microfibers, which end up back in oceans
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Patagonia's New Study Finds Fleece Jackets Are a Serious Pollutant

Patagonia's New Study Finds Fleece Jackets Are a Serious Pollutant | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
Patagonia recently commissioned a study to find out how many synthetic microfibers—the tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans (and us)—are being shed from its jackets in the wash. The results aren't pretty.
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Dirty laundry: Are your clothes polluting the ocean?

Dirty laundry: Are your clothes polluting the ocean? | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
Our clothing and laundry are polluting the marine environment, UK research reveals.
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Toxins remain in your clothes

Toxins remain in your clothes | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
Thousands of chemicals are used in clothes manufacturing. Researchers have examined if there are chemicals in the clothes we buy as well. Several substances related to health risks were identified and not even organic cotton was a guarantee for non-toxic textiles.
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You'll never want to buy synthetic clothing after watching 'The Story of Microfibers'

You'll never want to buy synthetic clothing after watching 'The Story of Microfibers' | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
The Story of Stuff's new film explains how yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are responsible for rampant plastic pollution.
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Everlane Wants To Get Into Your Pants

Everlane Wants To Get Into Your Pants | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
The cult brand has just launched a collection of soft, ethically made underwear basics. Now nothing is going to get between you and your Everlane’s.
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Nestlé's Plastic Initiative Called 'Greenwashing' by Greenpeace

Nestlé's Plastic Initiative Called 'Greenwashing' by Greenpeace | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
The environmental impact of the world's plastic consumption is profound. Plastic trash can be found everywhere—oceans, marine life, land and our bodies, too. To help solve this planetary crisis, Nestlé pledged to make all its plastic packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2025. However, environmentalists say the move is not enough.
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Mark Browne: Benign By Design

Mark Browne: Benign By Design | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
Benign By Design’s unique data-driven process propels the textile industry toward cost effective fabrics that emit fewer and less toxic fibers.
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Sweat it out: could your sportswear be toxic? | Life and style | The Guardian

Sweat it out: could your sportswear be toxic? | Life and style | The Guardian | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
A Greenpeace report is one of an emerging body of research highlighting the possible link between the chemicals in sportswear and health risks
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Recycled nylon and polyester

Recycled nylon and polyester | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
Synthetic materials can – and should – be recycled and come from recycled sources.
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The Absolute Worst Fabrics for Your Skin, According to Science

The Absolute Worst Fabrics for Your Skin, According to Science | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
We did a little digging to find out what the worst fabrics are for your skin and this is the conclusion we came to.
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How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply | Environment | The Guardian

How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply | Environment | The Guardian | Natural versus synthetics | Scoop.it
New studies show that alarming numbers of tiny fibers from synthetic clothing are making their way from your washing machine into aquatic animals
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