Textile Sustainability Simplified

May 24, 2017

Want a quick lesson on the impact of the 4 major textile groups on the environment? A New York Times'  interview with Frances Kozen, Associate Director Cornell Institute Fashion & Fiber Innovation breaks it down: Synthetic, Cotton, Rayon, and Wool are the four major textile groups. Wool creates the least waste for the planet. She explains how the plastic used in synthetics like polyester sheds microscopic bits of residue that seep into the water supply. Her overall mantra? "Buy less, wear more (or longer)."

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