Pollution from… Your Washing Machine?

The story of microfibers

PHOTOS: Water treatment facility by “eutrophication&hypoxia” via Flick |Yoga pants by Eli Christman via Flickr | Freshwater flea by Per Harald Olsen/NTNU via Flickr Creative Commons | Pile of plastic by Chesapeake Bay Program via Flickr Creative Commons |  Oyesters by Denise Chan via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 | Fibers from Patagonia jacket by Shreya Sonar, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB | Other photos by: Mary Anderson or Pixabay

Voice: Dr. Carmen Keist

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Putting Sweatpant Shamers to Shame

Karl Lagerfield, creative director of both Chanel and Fendi once said, “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”

I’m here to say you, Mr. Lagerfield, are wrong.

With invention of joggers and an increased interest in street fashion, comfort is no longer put at the back burner when it comes to fashion. Finally, beauty doesn’t have to hurt.

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