Synthetic fiber and its manufacturing: why is there so much contamination now?
The discovery of the synthetic fiber was made at the beginning of the last century. Just when the Second World War began and the manufacturing started thru industrial mass production. As many of you know, synthetic fiber is made from oil, wood and coal. In addition, over the decades ways have been found to recycle and to create textile fiber from recycled bottles or plastic by using increasingly modern machines
Its name says it, fast fashion originates from rapid changes in consumption. A massive number of people expresses itself using fashionable clothes. There is a lot of communication that encourages us to buy new clothes frequently. These clothes are normally synthetic. If we then do the numbers and take into consideration that this year we are 7,700 million people, according to the United Nations estimate: How is it that we dress daily? The answer is more than obvious, more than 90% of people wear synthetic clothing. Fast fashion not only tries to channel itself into a sustainable economy it even is mathematically impossible! It offers us discounted products to incentivize the purchase. The related consequences are severe: A great contradiction.
Washing synthetic clothing
Fashion clothes can be outstanding, eye-catching and make you feel cool. However, plastic microparticles are separated and finally end up in the sea in each washing process, whether by machine or by hand, As a consequence, no matter how much you try to label a piece made of synthetic fiber as sustainable, there is always the issue that it contributes during the decades to the pollution of the planet´s water reserves.
Health and clothing
One of the untold dilemmas is that synthetic fiber does not allow the person to sweat adequately as it retains liquids. In addition, it is known that the excessive use of flannel or polar fabric causes skin cancer. Few brands invest in the research and technology and most manufactures produce synthetic clothing in excessive quantity.
Buy a natural fiber textile or clothing, is a way to take care of our skin, health and the planet where we live is to always.While it may be natural we also should know what country the fiber comes from and what shipping logistics and routes have been used when it reaches your hands as a responsible consumer. Health is a topic in vogue and today we spend more on health and food than on other things due to the global situation. We should choose carefully what clothes we should wear to take care of our health and the planet.