Sustainable Fabrics Reducing The Impact Of Microplastics On The Planet

Read the full story in Forbes.

This month New Scientist reported that Microplastics found across the Arctic may be fibres from laundry, stating that “polyester fibres make up nearly three-quarters of microplastic pollution in the Arctic.”

Fortunately, manufacturers are working on ways to reduce the shedding of fibres from clothing.  Outdoor brand Polartec has developed a high-performance fabric that sheds 5 times less than ordinary fleece, and late last year they collaborated with sustainable Swedish sportswear brand Houdini to release the open-source Project Mono Air to share their fabric innovations with the world.

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