Something else surprising and also good to be aware of is that synthetic fabrics are derived from petrochemical or natural gas which actually let off gas for the lifetime of the clothing.
Synthetic fabrics are treated with chemicals in their production. These chemicals can leach into the environment with hazardous effects for water, soil, air and wildlife.
It’s scary to think of the effects of the mass production of clothing made of synthetic fabrics, not to mention the amount of toxins sprayed into the world everyday in the form of pesticides.
Supporting the manufacture of organic clothing is a huge step in helping to create a cleaner world for generations to come.