Natural fibers only

Fibers used in clothing can generally be split into 2 types; natural and synthetic. Synthetic fibers are produced by humans through a chemical synthesis known as polymerisation. The majority of synthetic fabrics are made out of petroleum based resources and can be regarded as plastic fibers.

When clothes are washed microfibers enters waterways and further the ocean. A single machine wash of polyester clothing releases up to half a million microplastic fibers. It is estimated that 80 % of ocean plastic pollution comes from textiles. Another consequence of the production of synthetic fibers are high carbon emissions.

Natural plant fibers are collected from the seed cases, leaves or stems (bast) of a plant. Natural fibers are biodegradable and renewable resources. Natural fiber clothing also comes with direct benefits to the wearer. They breathe well and provides a high comfort, they tend to be less toxic, get better with age and last longer.