Fibres & Fabrics

Fashion's Impact On The World's Oceans

Over a third of all microplastics released into the world's oceans are from synthetic textiles.

Between half million and a million tons of plastic microfibres are discharged into wastewater each year from the washing of synthetic clothes.

Polyester, the major synthetic fibre, now commands a 65% market share.

From CO Data: What Are Our Clothes Made From? Click to read the full piece

Microplastics are plastic particles of less than 1mm in diameter. These are accumulating in marine habitat…