I was wondering the other day why on earth it is that the fluff you find in your belly button or in the lint trap of a washing machine almost invariably appears to be blue.
I tried looking online and couldn’t see what looked like a reliable answer. I don’t think I wear a disproportionate amount of blue clothing…and yet blue it is. Weird eh?
I read recently about how polyester or nylon clothing sheds microscopic plastic polymers when the clothes are being washed, which of course ends up in our waterways. I can’t verify this but it seemed a plausible concept.
Fibres, fibres everywhere…. Photo by Mikes Photos on Pexels.com
It led me to think about how many clothes are available which are made from such fibres. These clothes are often really cheap to buy (assuming you don’t want a Nike swoosh or suchlike stuck on it). They are regularly marketed as being great for sport as they dry quickly and get moisture away from the body.
Mind you, if it wasn’t for such products, would we be able to clothe the world in just natural fibres? I have a feeling there wouldn’t be enough…Interesting. I guess everything has its place but maybe prices of things should reflect environmental impacts more, rather than simply a reflection of production costs…
Has anyone seen anything about this?