Plastics


 

  

All of Bosani's products are created using natural plant fibres that include organic and recycled cotton, cork leather, Piñatex (from pinapple leaves) and natural dyes. The company uses only 100% certified organic and recycled cotton, and all their producgts are made in a GOTS-certified factories. 

Each of our products is handmade in Europe from materials sourced from Portugal, the Philippines (via the UK), and Turkey.

Bosani is dedicated to ensuring consumers know the journey of each garment and the sourced materials. All its products are also delivered using sustainable packaging. Bosani's collections are made for women and men, and are inspired by an ethical and ecological approach to fashion and design. 

 

Many animal-lovers and ecologically conscious clothes enthusiasts are increasingly opting for non-leather products that promise sustainable and environmentally friendly garments. But all vegan fabrics are not all environmentally friendly. 

While it is true that leather, fur, wool, cashmere and other animal-derived materials pollute the planet, endanger workers’ health and cause animals to suffer needlessly, vegan fashion brands should also be environmentally conscious. Consumers often forget about the environmental impact of some fabric alternatives, even those that are "vegan".

Vegan leather is often made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyurethane (PU). Not only are they made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource,  they are also not biodegradable - thus playing a key role in the growing presence of plastic in the oceans. 

Other fabrics that are made out of plastic include faux fur, lycra, elastane, polyester, polyamide, nylon, viscose and spandex.

According to a report developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the fashion industry actually accounts for 15-30% of plastics found in the oceans and produces around 17-20% of all industrial water pollution, as well as substantial greenhouse gas emissions. According to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2017, if nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget.

To reduce the amount of plastic in the oceans and landfills, consumers need to reduce the use of plastics all together - not support the continued use of plastics in our consumer economy. 

This is why Bosani, as much as possible, avoids the use of plastics in its products. 

Bosani uses ecological leather alternatives, such as cork, pineapple leather and organic and recycled cotton.

Concerns around ocean plastic are on the rise, and much of the focus has been on the impact of plastic bottles, coffee cups and straws. However, the fashion industry actually accounts for 15-30% of plastics found in the oceans, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Although most vegan fashion brands claim that their fabrics are made of recycled plastic, these brands can’t stop the microfibres these clothes release making their way into waterways.

It has been found that synthetic materials release microfibers each wash. These microfibers then travel to the local wastewater treatment plant, where up to 40% of them enter rivers, lakes and oceans.

  


 

 

 



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