Guide to the Most and Least 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. 

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, rope, conveyor belts, and bottle

2) Acrylic

3) Cotton (Conventional) 

4) Rayon (aka Viscose) 

5) Nylon

Most Sustainable

1) Organic or Recycled Cotton

2) Organic Hemp

3) Organic Linen

4) Repreve and Recycled Polyester

5) Econyl

6) Bamboo