Eco-Friendly Fashion Battles Pollution

The fashion industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, accounting for 20% of the world’s water waste. Natural materials take a shocking amount of water to grow, but the alternative is equally horrifying. Polyester is often used in clothing because it is cheap and flexible, plus it is used as a “vegan” leather alternative. However, the microfibers ejected while washing these clothes is equivalent to more than 50 million plastic bottles annually! But if both natural and manmade fabrics are harmful, how can fashion be eco-friendly?