Heute gibts 'ne kleine Unterrichtsstunde im Fach "Stofflehre". Denn mal ganz ehrlich: Wisst ihr, welche Materialien ihr euch da täglich anzieht? Wo kommen sie her und wo gehen sie hin, wenn sie mal ausgetragen sind? Mit welchen Klamotten kann man Häuser dämmen und warum solltet ihr eure Jeans mal ins Eisfach packen? Die Fashion Revolution Community hat das kurz vorm Launch des neuen Fanzines auf Instagram mal zusammengefasst.
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Synthetic fibres, such as acrylic, nylon and polyester are cheap to produce and offer increased durability and diversity of uses compared to many natural fibres. However, these fabrics are not environmentally friendly and can take hundreds of years to biodegrade.❗️☠️🗑It’s best to hang dry synthetic garments, as they don’t take long to dry, and avoid tumble drying as this weakens and damages the fibres quickly. If you must get rid of your synthetic garment, bring it to your local textile recycling collection point for reuse, recycling or down-cycling. For now, most synthetic fibres cannot be recycled but some companies are developing technologies that will make this more possible in future. 🤓💡 If 100% polyester, check the label or contact the brand to find out how it can be recycled. Get to know your materials in the @fash_rev fanzine LOVED CLOTHES LAST 👇 www.fashionrevolution.org/fanzine2 (link in bio) #fashionrevolution #lovedclotheslast #polyester
Cotton accounts for 40% of global textile production and supports the livelihoods of an estimated 300 million people across the world. ☁️ It is woven from the fluffy ball of pale soft fibres that encase the seeds of the cotton plant. If your garment is no longer wearable, it can be recycled. If it is certified organic and non-dyed or vegetable-dyed you can even compost it!🌱 Get to know your materials in the @fash_rev fanzine LOVED CLOTHES LAST 👇 www.fashionrevolution.org/fanzine2 #fashionrevolution #lovedclotheslast
Fleece is a synthetic fibre made from poly-ethylene terephthalate (PET aka plastic). A fleece jacket may shed as many as 250,000 microfibres per wash, which can release toxins as they break down and poison the food chain once they reach the water supply. 🐟Wash your fleece garments with a Cora Ball or using Guppy Friend wash bag in order to prevent this from happening. Fleece can potentially be recycled if 100% polyester, check the label or contact to the company to find out how. Fleece can also be down-cycled into building insulation. If in good condition, you might consider donating the item to charities that provide clothing to homeless people. Get to know your materials in the @fash_rev fanzine LOVED CLOTHES LAST 👇 www.fashionrevolution.org/fanzine2 #fashionrevolution #lovedclotheslast #fleece #microfibres
Rayon (aka viscose), lyocell, and modal are known as 'cellulosic fibres'. These semi-synthetic fibres derive from raw natural materials (e.g. wood pulp) but are treated with chemical processes in order to create wearable textiles. 🌳👩🔬Rayon is prone to shrinkage, so always lay flat to dry. These sorts of fabrics are not particularly prone to creasing and can be folded in drawers or stored hanging in your wardrobe. Modal and lyocell fibres especially are very durable and should last you years if properly cared for. If no longer wanted, bring to your local textile recycling collection point for reuse or down-cycling. Get to know your materials in the @fash_rev fanzine LOVED CLOTHES LAST 👇 www.fashionrevolution.org/fanzine2 (link in bio) #fashionrevolution #lovedclotheslast
Denim is a really strong and durable material 💪 and can last you a long time. It ages beautifully as the indigo dye fades, responding to the way we move and becoming a part of our unique story. Denim is cotton-based, and is sometimes woven with other fibres to add elements denim traditionally lacks, such as elastane to add stretch. 👖Jeans are the most popular denim product with 1.24 billion pairs sold annually. 👀 TOP TIP: If your jeans aren’t dirty, don’t wash them, freeze them! ❄️Try popping your denim garments in a bag and put them in the freezer to get rid of germs and freshen them up. ✨ Get to know your materials in the @fash_rev fanzine LOVED CLOTHES LAST 👇 www.fashionrevolution.org/fanzine2 (link in bio) #fashionrevolution #lovedclotheslast #denim