Synthetic Clothes and the Consequences to Our Health

  Most of the clothes we wear nowadays are made from synthetic fabrics. They do contribute to various health effects ...

Ethical Consumer Anti-Greenwash Q&A with Gintare from Amberoot

Amberoot CEO’s recent anti-greenwash interview with Ethical Consumer magazine.

Plastic Soup Foundation's Workshop on Fighting the Microfiber Pollution

This year the Foundation has also led the international workshop on tackling microfiber pollution with a great mix of people from corporations, SMEs and academia. The crowd was informed on the latest microfiber research and on short, mid and long term solutions aiming to solve the problem.

How Wearing Clothes Contribute To Deforestation And What You Can Do About It

>I spent the first half of my life surrounded by forests; they were an integral part of my being, they were those magical places through which I used to stroll in order to go for a wild swim in a lake. They were those vibrant, musical places where I could experience the sheer joy of discovering wild mushrooms and other life. Although I fully understand that in this increasingly urbanised world my experiences are pretty hard to relate to and yet I have no doubt that at least one gift granted by forests can be appreciated by us all – the ability to breathe.

How the Global Fashion Industry Contributes to the Colonisation of Indigenous Peoples

We think of Gandhi and countless independence movements that drove out colonial powers in the period after World War Two. We consider colonisation to be a remnant of global history, a product of a time when greed and the race for access to natural resources across the globe could be hidden behind a ‘civilising project’, so colonisers could alleviate their consciences with the pretence that they were bringing human progress to what they saw as the undeveloped world.

The Great Wave of Synthetic (Plastic) Clothing Pollution

While many clothing companies are using recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles as a way to conserve and reduce waste, research indicates that the plastic might ultimately end up in the oceans anyway – and in a form that’s even more likely to cause problems.

How good is wearing cotton for you and for the environment?

By this, 99% of the time, people were alluding to cotton. This fibre is indeed the most commonly used natural fibre with an average of 29 million tonnes produced annually worldwide.

The Environmental Impact of Leather

Leather is often described as a byproduct of the meat industry. Yet buying leather makes the killing of animals more economically viable, since animal's hide (skin) represents approximately 10% of the value of the cow.

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