The answers are not all simple. One suggestion shared by thetruecostmovie.com is that we purchase clothing made of sustainable fibers such as organic cotton, and recycled polyester. However, concerns remain that polyester fibers shed when we wash our micro fibre clothing are harmful to ocean life. With so many of us on the planet, plainly the global effects of the clothing we wear bears a lot of thought.
What about us, the often anonymous artists who make fashions and accessories so appealing with our prints and patterns? Do we bear any responsibility? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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