The average person throws away approximately 70 pounds of used clothing every year, making fashion the second largest pollutant behind the oil industry, so being environmentally conscious is something we all need to not only consider, but we need to start acting upon.
British Sports Apparel brand Sundried have developed a ‘game changer’ in the way of eco-friendly clothing, a biodegradable t-shirt!
Yes, you heard right, a t-shirt made of 100% biodegradable polyamide yarn! Now don’t worry, it won’t start decomposing whilst it’s on your body, the fabric won’t be activated until it’s disposed in landfill and it’s exposed to the anaerobic environment.
“We live in a disposable society where it’s too easy to buy cheap clothing, wear it once or never at all, and dispose of it without a second thought of where it will end up or the resources that were drained to make it,”
Explains Sundried CEO and Founder Daniel Puddick.
“Sundried’s new biodegradable t-shirt will help to change this dangerous linear economy which is not sustainable and help to promote a more circular economy. I want to leave the planet in a better state than how I found it and leave a sustainable legacy for my children so that they don’t have to fear for the future.”
In 2014, over 16 million tons of textile waste was generated with10.46 million tons sent to landfill where it will stay for centuries. The Sundried biodegradable t-shirt only takes 3 short years to fully biodegrade and return to nature.
We personally got sent 2 t-shirts to trial, and we have to confess, we were a little apprehensive because the material composition isn’t one we have heard of before. That being said, we wanted to test these out to really give you all an honest critique, and we were floored!
The material is super soft to the touch and so comfortable to wear, but more than that, we wanted to see if it would stand up to a full workout as this is the true inspiration behind the tops, so we got our gym goers to test them out. Our gym bunnies go to the gym about 4 times a week and workout for approximately 2 hours per session doing intense cardio and weights. They both commented that the t-shirts kept them cool, they didn’t absorb moisture, and they were entirely comfortable, so it’s a thumbs up from the consumers.
We’ve seen several brands incorporate recycled and unconventional materials into their garments over the last few years, but we are so excited about clothing that is biodegradable and the varying functions it can fulfil.