Many of us want to avoid single use plastic items and excess packaging when we shop for groceries. We are concerned because scientists are finding micro plastics in animals and humans–even in breastmilk. By making careful choices when we buy towels, clothing and other textiles we can reduce the micro plastics that clothing and other fabric items shed in the washer and dryer.

Which fabrics contain plastics?

Polyester
Acrylic
Nylon
Chiffon
Spandex
Fleece
Satin

Choose these alternatives:

Cotton
Linen
Bamboo
Hemp
Silk
Wool

Read more about the plastic fiber problem: “More than ever, our clothes are made of plastic. Just washing them can pollute the oceans.” (Vox. Jan11, 2019)

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