Updated: Feb 9, 2021
The answer to this question is "it depends". Plastics are already occupied fully around our life, no matter whether the new plastics or the recycled one. Why should we keep still using, if we can stop it?
Some of us are properly lucky enough to have a woollen jumper hand-knitted by grandmother (or mother, or a love one).
You will notice the whole jumper uses only one single material - wool and is plastic-free. So it is definitely able to make a plastic-free garment. It may take time to knit one by hands or a few minutes by machines. No, it is not difficult to make a plastic-free garment.
On the one hand, there is a hand-made beloved jumper; on the other, we find many garments made of blended materials and synthetic materials like nylon and polyester. Even though many brands say they use recycled polyester/synthetic materials, plastics are still plastics. No one can 100% guarantee all the materials fully intact on the garment and never fall off. When these materials fall off, they are very likely slipped into the water system and our ecosystem. For garments with a specific purpose and no-wash needed, such as winter ski jacket or diving suits, it may be okay to use synthetic materials because there is no alternative natural fabric solution (yet, or if someone knows there is a solution, please let me a comment below). However, for daily clothing, we should definitely find the clothing only made of natural fabrics, even down to the small detail on the garment such as the sewing threads and brand labels.
Open your wardrobe, when you look carefully into your clothes, most of the sewing threads and the wash labels like the photos above are made of synthetic materials. These small items on the garments tend to be ignored easily and are not easy to recycle. So, because of this small detail, making plastic-free garment seems to be "difficult".
Difficult doesn't mean impossible. We, End of More, tell you that our products are 100% plastic-free. Our textile fabrics use 100% organic cotton with GOT certified. Sewing threads are also 100% cotton. Also, our labels use cotton and paper.
All materials are easy to disassemble for recycling. We wanted to find organic cotton sewing threads as well. However, during our initial search, we couldn't find any supplier, which is closed to our manufacture factory, offering GOT certified sewing threads in the covid19 pandemic period. But we promise you, our sustainable living customers, that we are continually evolving our product development. In the next version, we will push our supplier to develop organic cotton sewing threads for our future products.
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