With growing global efforts to decrease reliance on fossil fuels in the power, transportation and building sectors, the fossil fuel industry has been quietly mounting a campaign to increase our dependence on fossil fuels through the use of synthetic fibers in the manufacturing of clothing.  At the same time, marketing encourages consumers to speed up the cycle of buy-wear-toss, creating additional problems of waste disposal, microfibers and other forms of pollution.

Educate yourself so that you can make wise choices in your purchasing decisions and advocate for needed changes at the industry level.

The following two websites provide additional information.

  1. Fossil Fashion https://changingmarkets.org/portfolio/fossil-fashion/
  2. The Story of Stuff https://www.storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-microfibers/