Clothes are vital accessories for each and every one of us. There is a whole industry that deals with this segment and there are various models and types of clothes out there for every possible situation imaginable. You can find clothes for daytime, nighttime, special occasions, night balls, proms, weddings, golf courses, basketball, football and any other sports and types of activities that might cross your mind.
What your clothes are made of is a concern you should consider. If you are an athlete you probably would like to have an organic material defining your wardrobe and no non-organic fibers. Why? Because they are mostly composed of toxic residues and the skin easily absorbs them, thus putting your health at risk and of course, weakening your physical abilities.
Skin is the largest organ of the human body and it is sensitive to any changes that people might bring to it through different factors. If your clothes are made out of toxic materials, then symptoms like insomnia, allergies, cancer and immunity disorders are most likely to be caused by these compounds.
Generally people do not consider what impact our clothes have on the environment. Starting from their production to the materials that compose them and reaching all the way to washing and transportation, the manufacturing of clothes can cause a really big hole in the environment's balance.
Regardless of the recycling effort some people are making, when it comes to American people they just don't face up to it. It is estimated that each American throws away every year the equivalent of more than sixty eight pounds of clothing. These represent a total of 4% of the municipal solid waste stream.
When buying clothes people should definitely take a look at the material the clothes are made of. Thus polyester is the most common clothing material and its compounds include petroleum in processes that emit toxic gases into the atmosphere. Because the processes are energy intensive they require a lot of water for cooling.
Nylon on the other hand emits greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide and it has a carbon footprint that's three hundred and ten times that of CO2.
Cotton is also a type of material a lot of clothes are made of today. It is also the crop that's most dependant of pesticides on the planet. Thus making a T-shirt requires a pound of pesticides. Now that' a lot of pollution.