Skip to main content
challenge partner text
In partnership with

challenge short headline
Fashion statement

Pass on polyester: choose organic cotton instead

Your Challenge

challenge action

Join those passing on polyester. Treat yourself to organic cotton instead.

Difficulty
challenge difficulty
Duration 7 days

Why you're doing this

challenge issue

Many popular fabrics used by ‘fast fashion’ brands such as polyester are ridden with chemicals and use up natural resources (or fossil fuels). They’re designed to be produced cheaply and quickly; and have a short life span. 

Organic cotton does not allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Energy demand for organic cotton, calculated on a per yield basis, is also 62% lower than that of conventional cotton. 

How you'll make a difference

challenge solution

Avoiding synthetic materials in favour of natural materials like organic cotton will help you have a more sustainable wardrobe. It also sends a message to clothing providers that their customers care about the environment and want them to make better choices. 

Share this challenge

Track your progress

in the My Footprint App

Track your progress and discover many more challenges in the My Footprint app. Available for iOS and Android devices. 

Download on the app store Get it on Google Play

Was this page useful?

no

How can we improve this page? (optional)