Citations & References

Constant exposure causes acceptance. We live in a society today that is addicted to cheap price points in clothing founded on cheap labor & synthetic fabrications. View our sources to dig deeper into plant fabrications, implications of toxins in clothing, the impact of the fashion industry and more.

Study proving toxins in clothing and the skins permeability

The Environmental chemical that is the significant cause of breast cancer PAH (Polycylic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). When we consume PAHs in food and water our bodies can metabolize and excrete them. But when they metabolize by non ingestion through our skin they produce intermediate products that react with DNA to form tightly bound complexes or adducts which is the first step in causing cancer.

The Silent Spring Institute

The david Suzuki foundation

California breast cancer research

Thousands of chemicals are used in clothes manufacturing. Researchers have examined if there are chemicals in the clothes we buy as well. Several substances related to health risks were identified.

Toxins remain in your clothes

“Chemicals in Textiles: Risks to Human Health and the Environment”, KEMI Swedish Chemicals Agency, 2014.

Clement, Anna Maria, and Brian Clement. Killer Clothes: How Seemingly Innocent Clothing Choices Endanger Your Health, and How to Protect Yourself. Hippocrates Publications, 2011.

Cobbing, Madeleine, and Yannick Vicaire. “Timeout for Fast Fashion.” Greenpeace, 2016.

Dimmick, Christine. “Your Laundry Routine Probably Sucks For The Planet. Here's How To Clean It Up.“ Mind Body Green, Accessed June 2018.

James, Maia. “Safe Laundry Detergent Guide.” Gimme the Good Stuff, 12 March 2018,

“The Life Cycle Assessment of Organic Cotton Fiber: Summary of Findings.” Textile Exchange, 2017.

“A New Textile Economy: Redesigning Fashion's Future.” Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Circular Fibres Initiative, 2017.

“Measuring Fashion: Insights from the Environmental Impact of the Apparel and Footwear Industries Study.” Quantis, and Climate Works Foundation, 2018.

“Organic Cotton: A Fiber Classification Guide.” Kering, and Textile Exchange, 2017. “Organic Cotton: Market Report 2018.”

Textile Exchange, 2018. “Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017.”

Global Fashion Agenda, and The Boston Consulting Group, 2017.

“Quick Guide to Organic Cotton.” Textile Exchange, 2017.

“The State of Fashion 2018.”

Business of Fashion, and McKinsey & Company, 2017.

Thompson, Dennis Jr. “8 Rules for a Healthy Vagina.” Everyday Health, 9 June 2017,

“Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch Up.” Greenpeace, 2012.

Book References:

“To Die For” by Lucy Siegle

“Magnifeco” by Kate Black

“Sustainable Fashion” by Janet Hethorn

“Ecologist” by Ruth Styles

“Killer Clothes” by Anna Clement

“Fashion & Sustainability” by Kate Fletcher