Synthetic fibers in our Oceans
Founder and Co-owner of MahaDevi Design
This weekend, I took my 10yo daughter to the Vancouver Aquarium. Next to all the colourful fish and fascinating ocean creatures, they had a whole section on plastics in the ocean. Right in line with last week's blog post about Plastics! Interestingly enough, they elaborated quite a bit more on the issue of microplastics, and in particular plastic fibers that are released from synthetic clothing with each wash.
My Daughter Shaeanna at the Vancouver Aquarium, showing an informational sign about microfibers from clothing.
Nylon, Polyester and Acrylic are among the culprits for the accumulation of plastic microfibers in the ocean.
One obvious solution not mentioned here is: Wear Natural Fibers such as our MahaDevi Eco-Textiles!
They biodegrade once worn out and turn back into the earth.
Natural fibers such as Cotton, Bamboo, Hemp, Rayon, Wool etc. will biodegrade and break down quickly, turning back into organic matter to feed plant life for the future.
Plus they feel way better on your skin - breathable and natural!