These days, we’re all trying to do our part to make environmentally friendly choices, from making sure we avoid plastic bags to cutting down on paper waste. There are plenty of small things we can change that make a huge impact. But some things sneak up on us. For example, did you know your clothes might have plastic in them? Sad but true, according to Phil Byrne:
Many of our clothes contain plastics like polyester, nylon, acrylic and polyamide. In fact most new fabrics are made of plastic – up to 64% of them.
The thing is, every time we wash these materials they shed millions of plastic microfibres. Threads so small they can drain out of our washing machines and pass straight through wastewater treatment plants into the sea.
The cost of fashion
It’s scary, isn’t it? We don’t know what’s in the clothing we wear, nor do we know how it was created. But there are steps we can take to try and make good choices, from researching a brand to buying vintage or upcycled fashion.
Some companies take the guesswork out of it and proudly proclaim their eco-friendly materials, their ethical creation and the sustainability of the clothes, jewelry, footwear and related products they distribute.
Making a difference
At Orange Orchard, we work with companies and organizations around the world that are making sustainability a priority. As an environmental and green public relations agency, we choose to work with companies and organizations that are making a difference not only in their communities but the planet, too. After all, there is no plan-et B, as the saying goes.
What efforts are you making to create sustainable products? We want to put a spotlight on your brand and share your message. Contact Orange Orchard today and let us get started.