Polyester is Petrol

polyester is petrol

If you drive a car and you’re thinking about switching to a hybrid or electric car in the coming years it may be important to consider what fabric you wear.

By 2030 40% of all new cars sold globally will be electric, according to the latest forecast by the investment bank UBS. 

By 2040 virtually every new car sold globally will be electric, says UBS.

Could synthetic textiles be on the same path?

You see, polyester and a host of other synthetic fabrics including nylon, acrylic, vinal, spandex are made of petrol.

That’s right polyester is petrol the same liquid used for the modern auto engine.

Polyester also makes up around 55% of textiles produced globally.

This equates to 70 million barrels of oil every year that are used solely for the production of polyester around the world,

As we look ahead and focus on a cleaner, sustainable future. Much like the cars we are choosing to drive, we must start to consider what fabrics we wear.

So choose brands and fabrics with a sustainable purpose.

The ripple effect starts with you.