#fashionrevolutionweek Day 2: F A S H I O N P O L L U T A N T S
The beautiful clothes we wear have a less beautiful impact on our Earth, from harmful synthetic chemicals to micro plastics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It is said that 8000 chemicals will be applied to some garments from start to finish. Those could anything from pesticides on cotton crops to dyes including chromium 6 for leather. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1/5 of water pollution comes from the fashion industry. Some of it will kill aquatic life in rivers and some poison humans and the food they grow to eat.
Air too is affected, not only by CO2 but by its 310x more noxious cousin, nitrous oxide given off by synthetic fabrics as they rot.
Once your clothes are home and dry though, the pollution stops, right? Not quite. Washing synthetic materials releases thousands of micro plastics that are flushed into water ways, are eaten by fish and are almost impossible to extract.