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According to the U.S. National Institute of Health, one of the most common causes of skin irritations is the use of synthetic fibers, due to the limited body perspiration they allow.
The same happens with synthetic shoes, some of them are of excellent quality and are covered with absorbent fabric, but most of them, although they are nice and cheap, can cause fungus, bad odor and irritation.
Naylon was the first synthetic fiber to appear on the market. It is one of the least water absorbent. If you can’t stand socks, maybe your skin is experiencing an allergic reaction.
2. Rayon. This fiber also prevents the skin from breathing normally. It also retains moisture, causing increased body perspiration with no room for ventilation, which can lead to a musty odor.
For some time HI-TEC, has sought to be a more sustainable and environmentally friendly brand, that is why in the assembly of their garments, no longer use elements that come directly from animals, such as leather, wool and feathers, replacing them with padding or filling. The brand has been replacing its raw materials with recycled materials, such as plastic bottles, which provide the same quality and warm feeling to people.
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Elastane and polyester
Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization, sets standards, certifies and labels products that promote sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers and protect the environment. Its mission is “to enable sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth.”
The model requires rigorous protection of local ecosystems and ensures that farmers work in safe conditions and receive a harvest price. In addition, annual inspections by independent auditors such as FLO-CERT and SCS Global Services ensure that strict socio-economic development criteria are met, in addition to sustainable agricultural management, environmental management and democratic decision making. The fair trade model seeks to empower farmers and workers around the world, keeping families, local economies, the natural environment and the wider community strong today and for generations to come.
Why polyester is bad for the environment
The fashion offer at the moment is the largest ever. We have all kinds of stores, all kinds of brands and trends. We are in a good moment. Now, the clothes shopping experience still leaves something to be desired if we want to know quickly and comfortably what kind of garment we are going to buy. Why does the composition of the clothing slag off so much? This should be at the top of the label.
Some people will carry their spelunking helmet in their bag when they go into a store. That way you will find it easier to find the price tag hanging. And if you are able to look up the composition of the garment, you can even turn on the helmet light so that you don’t get lost inside.
The second instruction book is usually located deep inside the garment. Lest someone sees at first glance that it is made of the most synthetic plastic possible and thinks about what they are buying.
Polyester is not very breathable and absorbs moisture poorly, so the skin does not breathe as it should. Sweat is a very poor friend of polyester, as is the finish of the garment when it comes to demonstrating good quality from day one; not to mention a few washes afterwards.