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Fleece Jackets Polluting the World's Oceans

Polyester fibers come off in the wash: study

(Newser) - The Stuff White People Like blog has mocked people for wearing "outdoor performance clothes" everywhere they go, but who knew those fleece pullovers are also dirtying up our oceans. A recent study shows that nearly 2,000 polyester fibers can come loose from one piece of clothing in the... More »

Polyester Sticking to the Runway

Once-disdained fabric makes synthetic splash in spring fashion shows

(Newser) - Once shunned as tacky, scratchy and smelly, polyester was front and center on spring runways this year. "In fashion when something's so hideous, it's great," Marc Jacobs tells W about his use of the synthetic in Louis Vuitton cardigans and skirts. Japanese designers Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake... More »

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