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Transition To Sustainable Fabrics

Fast Fashion

 

Many clothes now contain plastics like : polyester, nylon, acrylic and polyamide. Every time clothes are washed millions of tiny microfibers are shed. Up to 64% of clothes now contain plastic, because of Fast fashion more clothes are being made which are destroying environments and killing wildlife.

 

Facts and Statistics

Ocean

The fast fashion industry is responsible for producing 20% of global wastewater.

Plastic Polluted Ocean

Global clothing production has doubled in the past 15 years, with garments on average being worn much less and discarded quicker than ever.

Plastic Bottles

Fast fashion brands use open-loop production cycles that pollute water and land.

 

As you can see on the graph the textile industry produced 59 million tons of the primary plastic in 2015. Plastic particles washed off from clothing contribute up to 35% of the primary plastic that is polluting our oceans.

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Sustainable alternatives

Wonder Wave aspires to solve issues by providing a comprehensive selection of sustainable material  backed by our team  that have researched for alternatives. .

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Bamboo

Bamboo is a super sustainable alternative, it is fast growing and doesn’t require fertilisers or pesticides, it self-regenerates so it requires minimal labour to replant and never harms the environment.

Hemp

Hemp is a lot better than cotton in ways like: It's stronger, more absorbent, more durable, a better insulator and they don’t stretch from their original shape. 


There are negatives to it like for example that it has a rough feel against skin so it's a little less uncomfortable.

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Linin

Linen is very  sustainable and has a minimal effect on the environment. It’s comfortable, absorbent, breathable and stronger than cotton. 

 

Future sustainable fabrics

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Tencel

It is made from cellulose fibre, this is done by  dissolving pulp and then reconstituting it by dry jet-wet spinning. This creates an absorbent, lightweight, soft and wrinkle resistent fabric that can be made into clothing.

Piñatex

It is made from one manufacturer : Ananas Anam. It is a natural leather alternative made from cellulose fibres and extracted from pineapple leaves.

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Econyl

It is regenerated nylon introduced by Aquafil. It is made from ocean and landfill waste, for example:  industrial plastic, fabric scraps from clothing manufacturing companies ect.

 
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Emma Tibbs

Sustainable Fabrics Consultant

Emma researched and developed our knowledge on sustainable fabrics and how we can make a transfer to become environmentally friendly.

"Wave Goodbye To Plastic"