Even the major clothing line manufacturers are just waking up to the reality that polyester fabric is killing our lakes, oceans and even our farms as it enters our food chain.  The consequences of this pollution are just now starting to come to light and responsible garment manufacturers are beginning to take action, but most are still unaware of the nightmare they are creating.

West Trend has recommends 100% cotton garments as a solution and those garments we cut and sew will only be 100% cotton. Please take a moment to read these articles to help you make a better informed choice about the apparel you purchase.

And by the way, you’ll also learn why your top-load clothes washing machine makes the problem over five times worse!

ARTICLE:How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/20/microfibers-plastic-pollution-oceans-patagonia-synthetic-clothes-microbeads

ARTICLE:Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers, scientists say
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-great-lakes-plastic-fibers-scientists-20150109-story.html

STUDY:Microfiber Pollution & The Apparel Industry
https://brenmicroplastics.weebly.com/project-findings.html

STUDY SUMMARY:
https://brenmicroplastics.weebly.com/uploads/5/1/7/0/51702815/poster_.pdf

STUDY:Accumulation of Microplastic on Shorelines Worldwide: Sources and Sinks
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es201811s

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