Clothes made of synthetic fibers have taken over the racks of our clothing stores. But did you know that these clothes have a significant impact on the environment and human health?
When washed, synthetic fibers rub against each other and release microfibers that end up in the water. These microfibers are difficult to filter during wastewater treatment and often end up in the ocean, where they have a harmful impact on marine life.
On the other hand, natural fibers such as organic cotton, linen, or wool decompose into mineral elements through digestion in septic tanks and sewage treatment plants. In addition, organic cotton can be easily recycled into compost without any problem.
Therefore, it is important to choose natural fibers to minimize our impact on the environment and protect the health of marine life. Plastic microfibers can also be ingested by fish, which can have consequences for our own health when they end up in our food. By choosing clothes made of natural fibers, you can help reduce the amount of microplastics that end up in the environment and in our food.