The dirty truth about water-resistant and wrinkle-free clothing
Have you ever bought a piece of clothing that claims to be wrinkle-free, water-resistant or stain-resistant? Maybe you’ve though “wow, that’s cool”. Well, it turns out it’s not so cool after all…WATER AND STAIN-RESISTANT If your clothes claim to be water, stain, oil, grease, or heat-resistant, chances are they’ve been treated with PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). These are a group of highly toxic chemicals that build up in our bodies over time and never break down in the environment. Because of this, they are also called “the forever chemicals” (1). PFAS are problematic because: PFAS have been linked to...
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Four reasons to choose natural fabrics over synthetic fabrics
The textile industry today is dominated by synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon and acrylic, because it is cheaper and easier to produce. Most of the clothes in your closet are most likely made from synthetic materials. The problem with these plastic-based fabrics is the negative effect they have on humans and the environment. Let's take a closer look at some of these issues.