Did you know that clothing companies are making the world sick? There are hazardous, toxic chemicals in most clothing. Research products before you buy. Even the chemical safety certified clothes will often arrive heavily scented. Look at all aspects of their system to truly know if the garments are non-toxic.
We have given up on clothing companies, even the ones who claim to be organic. Everyone: We encourage you to tell clothing companies who send perfumed items to stop. Ask before you buy for clear answers. Ask: “Are there harmful chemicals in your products?” Research the best fabrics for the body. Demand real transparency and respect for the consumer. Return items, delete accounts, and send detailed messages requesting process and policy changes. Prevent illness and chemical run off into nature. Positive change is needed. It is dire. Illness is prevalent. Illness is preventable.
Most clothing is polluted with PFAS, formaldehyde, pesticides, and other damaging forever chemicals. Items are then sprayed with perfume to distract you from those chemicals. It is a toxic mess. Set boundaries. We cannot even open the box. We cannot even try it on to see that the designers are still not doing fit tests or proper colour matches. Suitable clothing is hard enough to find without adding dangerous chemicals into the mix. Yes, I worked briefly in fashion as a designer and did everything I could to make sure my designs would be healthy and fit real humans, but the big wigs wouldn’t adapt to my changes so I quit. They wouldn’t even do one organic fabric! They dare not order a single swatch. They feared a health-conscious revolution, and that would cost them. One must be proud of their work. The toxic office sensory environment issues and constant sexual harassment also made up my obvious decision to leave. The inhumane conditions and lack of pay/benefits for those making the products is a crime. Children should not be the work force behind our daily outfits. All of the industries need to be examined, held internationally accountable, and redesigned to benefit all involved.
The fashion industry is a foe. They are quite terrible. Research it. The messages are unhealthy. The warehouses are a dump. The waste is expansive. The lack of care is disgusting. The human form, and how we move and live, is rarely taken into account. The off-gassing from a roomful of unboxed shoes or outerwear is instantly damaging to the body. Even the poison exuding from one box of shoes or one coat causes immediate issues. Health is not usually even mentioned. They take no pride in their products. Department store shopping is like wading in a cheaply made sea of strings and tags. Boutiques and designer shops overcharge for the same bad quality sewing and continue to pollute their items. French companies lash out when you ask them to simply not perfume the items before sending, claiming that everyone loves their signature scent. We don’t. They don’t care. We don’t count in their view of everyone. They only count positive feedback and imaginary ideal customers. Even the well known organic companies pollute their clothes. They have sold out and have lost control. Fast or slow fashion, it’s all the same junk if you don’t take care to not pollute your designs. Storage is key as well. What scents and toxins do products absorb in storage? Every step in the process is important. The packaging materials also need to be non-toxic and unscented. Think of a shirt like a pear. Are they grown organically? How does it get from here to there? Is it intact? Is it still good when it reaches the customer? We are absorbing our surroundings…and we do not want to ingest pollution.
Until adding heat to fabrics stops conjuring up clouds of toxic pollution, this is not a pleasure to help your clothes look and feel smooth. It can only be an occasional thing to do with proper ventilation and a mask. The fabrics, iron-steamer-dryer, detergent and packaging all need to be safe and healthy to use. The iron itself emits toxins. The production of these machines is toxic as well. Remove the chemical coatings and replace plastic pollution with earth-friendly simple routines. The amount of toxins in a fabric is obvious by the instant headache and difficulty breathing. Prevent illness and redesign the world to be a healthy life cycle.
This poison and poisonous mindset does not listen to those of us who sense danger immediately. Personal safety is attacked by merely ordering a sweater. Chemical and perfume allergies are real and painful. Their products instantly cause sharp blinding migraines, an inability to breathe, and various painful long-term illnesses solely caused by air and chemical pollution. Asthma, cancer, baby issues, and skin conditions are directly caused by these chemicals. Highly sensitive people benefit the world. We are the truth tellers. Listen to us to prevent catastrophes. The stores won’t change anything and do not tell the vendors of the customer’s concerns or returns. Reviews online are false. The truth is deleted. You are wearing toxins. It’s back to sewing for us, but really…where do we get the fabric, as all of this is true of the textiles industry as well? They go hand in hand…spreading pollution as they ship poison around the world.
Redesign the world to be healthy. We deserve clean unpolluted fabrics and clothing.
Dare to Care. Love, ~Amor Milagre