‘Half a million tonnes of plastic microfibres are released per year from washed clothes – 16 times more than plastic microbeads from cosmetics – contributing to ocean pollution.’ – Dame Ellen MacArthur
Fashion is one of the many things that contribute to climate change. As a fashion and lifestyle blogger I feel it’s my duty to learn about the effects fashion has on our planet. Thanks to a recent interview with Stella McCartney I learned that microfibres from synthetic materials are polluting our seas.
I’m wearing a handmade wool scarf from Winter in Holland.
Photography Christian Thumm for Lookin Good Feelin Fine
What makes microfibres so bad is how small they are. So tiny it’s impossible to filter them once they are released into the water whilst washing. Where they eventually make their way into the ocean. The best thing we can do when buying clothes is choose cotton or wool over anything synthetic.