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Q: What do you have against polyester?

A: It's not that I have anything against polyester as much as I have something for wool. The three basic human needs are food, shelter, and clothing. If you have limited resources, being able to choose the fibers in the fabric in your clothing may be an absurdly unattainable privilege. But you can still amass knowledge.

I have concerns about the widespread use of virgin petroleum-based fibers in our clothing. Those fibers are non-biodegradable, nonbreathable, flammable, and come from a material that is finite. We need to conserve that petroleum for things like surgical implements, helmets and hard hats, and even super lightweight parts for airplanes so that they don't require as much fuel. And we need to clothe our bodies in materials that breathe and are safe.

Clothing manufacturers need to make it a priority to seek out—and use—alternate fibers whose production cycle, from start to finish, is not only annually renewable but also has the capacity to regenerate our soil, draw down excess environmental carbon, and keep our spaces green and our bodies happy. I am talking, of course, about wool.

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