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Buying clothes in a climate change-era can be tricky. We try and do our best to make wise decisions, but those wise decisions can be skewed when we hear labels like “organic”, “vegan”, or “recycled”. We’re looking at these labels for guidance, but what’s better? “Organic” or “recycled”? What does it even mean if a fabric is labeled as such?

Polyester, in its truest form, is made up of ethylene which is produced from natural gas or crude oil. The ethylene is oxidized and then melted in order to create polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The PET chips are eventually spun into…

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