Recent studies are showing that microplastics from discarded clothing are polluting the oceans and shorelines, and becoming part of the foodchain:
85% of the human-made material found on the shoreline were microfibers, and matched the types of material, such as nylon and acrylic, used in clothing.
Prominent clothing manufacturers, contacted by the study’s author, ecologist Mark Browne, have yet to lend support to understanding and trying to prevent this phenomena.
Yet another reason why natural fibers, such as Alpaca, should be considered when you make your clothing choices.
Check out the article from The Guardian by following this link.