Do you know that toxic chemicals in clothes have an impact on your body? Do you know what chemicals are in clothes? Toxic chemicals used in clothing are present in petroleum based synthetic fibers and special finishes, but harmful chemicals are also used in the production of conventional, non organic, cotton. Chemicals get into the fibers even during the growing phase with herbicides and pesticides sprayed on the plants.
Around 8,000 synthetic chemicals are used in the fashion industry during the manufacturing of clothing. Many of these chemicals contain carcinogens and hormone disruptors and end up in the fibers of our clothing. But it is kept hidden from the unsuspecting consumer.
Unlike processed foods, that have to display the ingredients on the outside of the product, clothing does not come with a warning sign or a list of ingredients and chemicals that were used during the production processes. We can reduce our exposure to unhealthy and hazardous substances by becoming more aware of what we put on our bodies.