Guide to Least & Most Sustainable Fabrics

Guide to Least & Most Sustainable Fabrics

Clothing is responsible for 3% to 6.7% of global human-caused carbon emissions. This is not only from the production of the fabric, but also the care that follows your purchase. 

Every synthetic fibre releases microplastics when washed, which are discharged directly into the environment via wastewater.

There is no such thing as a 100% sustainable fabric, but some are much better than others. 

Least Sustainable

 1) Polyester. A variety of products can be made from forms of polyester: t-shirts, blankets etc.. Most of modern days fabrics contain a percentage of polyester (please always check the percentage of materials use in the fabric on the tag)

2) Acrylic

3) Cotton (Conventional) 

4) Rayon (aka Viscose) 

5) Nylon

Most Sustainable

1) Organic or Recycled Cotton

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2) Organic Hemp

3) Organic Linen

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4) Repreve and Recycled Polyester. Our Swimwear is exclusively made of recycled ocean nets and water bottle. Check out our REPREVE swimwear 

5) Econyl

6) Bamboo

 ⚠️BE AWARE of BLENDS and misleading tags.... a blended fabric can be any mix of materials (example 70% linen and 30% polyester, 60% cotton and 40% spandex etc..) Even though the 2 materials taken separately can be a more sustainable fabric, when the 2 are blended together to create one fabric, it will make this fabric NON-RECYCLABLE.  


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