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Recycled polyester is a relatively new trend in the eco fashion industry.  It's far from sustainable. Recycled polyester is toxic to the earth and the wearer.  Among the trend is recycled plastic bottles being turned into fabrics which are considered sustainable to keep from them piling in the landfills. If plastic bottles don't belong in the landfills, they certainly don't belong on the body.

The recycled plastic bottle fiber trend is not healthy. For one, not all plastic is BPA free.  We then submit our body to BPA. Through the extraction of BPA, Bisphenol is not removed, and is equally as toxic. Skin does not work like the liver, it doesn't filter toxins. The chemical toxins go through the skin into the bloodstream and spread throughout the system.

Synthetic fabrics are difficult to get away from. We are being subjected to synthetic fabrics predominantly from the exploitation of the fashion industry. Synthetic fabric is the most economical and profitable to manufacture, yet the unhealthiest for us to wear while it also pollutes the environment.

When we purchase recycled plastic made from plastic bottles we support its production. The recycled polyester garment is still going to end up in the landfill anyway, taking over 700 years to decompose. A new alternative to plastic is hemp plastic made from biotechnology to replace toxic petroleum-based plastic.

The advancement of recycled synthetic fibers through fiber technology does not yield an advanced fabric. As conscious consumers we must be aware of how fiber technology may be a distraction from what the material is actually made from; a petroleum by-product.

We put stress on our body when we wear synthetic garments. It traps the body from allowing it to breathe. Our body needs oxygen. When oxygen flow is tampered our body starts to have an imbalanced PH. PH balance constituents whether our body is acidic or alkaline. Any form of disease acquires an acidic body. When we disrupt the largest organ of our body, the skin, and block it from it's breath, we are supporting a more acidic disposition.

A solution is wearing plant-based fabrics that exceed dead synthetic and dead animal fibers. Plants carry a vibration that support the living being. Plant-based fibers are the only hypo-allergenic fabrics available.  It has become increasingly challenging to even attain a 100% plant-based wardrobe.  E-Commerce and local green shops are supportive when it comes to adding plant-based clothing to your wardrobe.

A highly effective solution for a healthy lifestyle is the elimination of synthetic fibers which include recycled polyester. Wearing plant-based fibers preserves and develops sustainability of the human race, and the earth.

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