Why have you chosen not to design with synthetic fabrics?
Many people don’t know that synthetic fibres like polyester is actually made from plastic, the same material used to make our water bottles and plastic bags, and is derived from petroleum. Like all other plastics, polyester isn’t biodegradable and will not decompose or return back to the earth at the end of its life-cycle. What this means is that most of our synthetic garments are going stay in landfills for hundreds of years and will contribute to the huge amounts of waste that we’re generating.
Another reason why I’ve avoided synthetic fabrics is because the dyes used on polyester are insoluble and highly toxic, and wastewater from textile factories containing leftover dye is usually difficult to treat. The wastewater then causes environmental problems and can harm plant and animal life. Humans are also affected — dye workers who are exposed to these type of dyes have been shown to have higher incidences of cancers and lung disease than the general population.