What’s Wrong With Synthetic Fabrics?
From an ecological standpoint, the fact that many synthetic fabrics are made of petroleum and plastics does not make them winners. When it comes to personal comfort, synthetic fabrics are really unpleasant to wear. They aren’t nice to touch and they don’t let our skin breathe, often causing excessive perspiration. The rubbery-ness of lycra pants and uncomfortable fuzziness of acrylic sweaters really make my skin crawl and the fact that these types of textiles make up the bulk of what is available in the U.S. is one of the main reasons I decided to learn to sew. Just as my decision to go vegan 20 years ago taught me that the Earth lavishly provides for everything I could need to eat, without my having to steal from or kill other animals, my quest for a natural fiber wardrobe has shown me that plants can take care of my needs for both coverage and warmth. My new organic vest is a really good example of this. How I Made This Vegan, Organic Vest My vest is made of 2 layers of organic cotto