You aren’t literally putting your kids in plastic-wrap, but it’s hard to avoid dressing kids in polyester or other plastic-based fibers. Find out why you might want to avoid plastic-based clothing for both the health of your kids and the environment. We’ll also help you find some sneaky plastic sources that you probably didn’t know (and that have an even worse health impact than you knew.)
Who actually makes our clothing? Take a look inside our production partner, a GOTS-certified and Guaranteed Fair Trade non-profit garment and textile production company that empowers its women workers.
Each month we share one thing to read, make, or do. This month: how long does it take for fabric to decompose; encourage your pre-teen/tween to submit their questions to "The Radical Book of Answers", nerd out with the Huberman Lab podcast.
Organic cotton, linen, hemp, polyester? How long will these fabrics sit in a landfill before decomposing? Make better choices for your clothes and your family by thinking about how long it takes for fabrics to break down.
Ready to reduce the amount of plastic your family makes? We cover three different ways to make beeswax wraps. This is a great activity to do with older kids and grandparents, bringing more people into family's sustainability efforts.