Documentary

The first of several documentaries over the new few years. In “How Toxic Are My Clothes?” we see a brief introduction into the use of toxic chemicals in fashion production and its effects on the human body through wearing. This (as well as the website) serves as the first step in a larger goal of making the everyday consumer aware of the typical risks they face with the clothes they wear every day.

In addition, there are many studies which were referenced in the documentary. Please see below for links to them.

Referenced Articles

US Department of Defence on synthetic clothes: https://archive.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=15478

Airlines sued for allergy inducing uniforms: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/7/16/20686075/flight-attendants-uniform-sick-delta-alaska-twin-hill-lands-end

Formaldehyde restriction proposal to EU: https://chemicalwatch.com/78727/eu-trade-groups-call-for-changes-to-formaldehyde-restriction-proposal

Dermatitis:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17303043
https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/dermatitis/skin.pdf
https://www.webmd.com/allergies/textile-allergy#1-2
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contact-dermatitis/causes/

Textile chemical process:
http://textileguide.chemsec.org/find/get-familiar-with-your-textile-production-processes/

Microfibers from synthetics affecting oceans and food supply:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/20/microfibers-plastic-pollution-oceans-patagonia-synthetic-clothes-microbeads
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/9/19/17800654/clothes-plastic-pollution-polyester-washing-machine

Skin absorbption rate:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absorption_(skin)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4043153/

Petroleum:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum

Synthetic fibers:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_fiber

Brominated Flame Retardants:
https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/brominated-flame-retardants

Earliest use of flax fibers and history of textiles:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090910142352.htm
https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/4270521/BarYosef_PrehistoricLinen.pdf?sequence=2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_clothing_and_textiles

If there is any links we missed or you think we should know of please let us know