We avoid oil-derived synthetics, reserving their use for technical necessity only
Oil-derived synthetics like polyester have become a dominant part of wardrobes worldwide, but at a huge environmental cost. Not only does the production of a polyester shirt have double the impact of a cotton shirt 1, it continues to harm the environment, as it sheds microplastics with every wash.
Why We Choose Not To Use Polyester
According to a study by IUCN, clothes and textiles are the number one source of primary microplastic to the oceans, accounting for around 35% of the global total.
Most polyesters are not biodegradable, meaning it can take anywhere between 20 and 200 years for polyester products to decompose.
Clothing made principally from polyester is also less enjoyable to wear. The material doesn’t breathe in the same way that naturally-derived materials like cotton and linen do. Put simply: you’ll sweat more.