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Synthetic clothing polutes our oceans not silk though.

Silk short nightie and slip

Mauve Striped silk scarf

Apparantly new studies show fibres from synthetic clothing are the biggest plastic polluter of oceans and not plastic bags.

Every time garments made from synthetics are washed,  tiny plastic fibres are released into the environment.

With water treatment systems unable to filter them out, they end up in the sea, in the fish consumers eat and even in tap water.

Silk is as robust as any ‘technical’ synthetic. It’s even used in bullet-proof vests. It is as strong as steel, fast-drying, super-soft and odour-resistant as well as warm. Silk clothing line is compostable, breaking down usually in just six months

Read more at http://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/textile-scientist-synthetic-clothes-are-ending-up-in-our-food#3k3y2uDFULzxLWhp.99

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