Microfibers are small fragments that are actively shed from textiles throughout their lifecycle.1 Most often, these fragments are composed of plastic and derived from synthetic→ →
Environment / Health
The clothing or garment industry is among the world’s major industrial polluters . Read in our posts why and how the heavy use of pesticides, crude oil and gas, energy, hazardous chemicals and fresh water along the production and life chain of clothing and garments impacts climate, biodiversity, and human health and contributes to plastic crisis and what can be done to change it.
Fast fashion refers to the unsustainable practice of producing usually inexpensive garments in high volumes at a rapid pace to satisfy the latest catwalk and seasonal fashion trends. However, poor working conditions of industry workers, the vast amount of pollution and the overuse of water and other resources are only a few of the negative impacts involved in this industry.→ →
Cotton production requires a significant amount of water, which is contributing to the depletion of freshwater resources. Reducing the water footprint of cotton production is an important objective.→ →