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The Flop 5 of fabrics | Club Tina

Discover a solution to overproduction

Today, let's talk about fabrics, their specificities and their solutions!

It is not a question of throwing stones at them, but certain materials are today, contra-indicated, whether it is for the planet or for the skin of the Man. The textile industry is in itself very polluting, but could be a little less so, especially by reducing the use of the following list:

Polyester

Based on petroleum, polyester releases phytoeustrogens, compounds that can disturb and affect the human body. According to some studies, polyester could increase the risk of cancer.

As for the environment, polyester is a big consumer of water, energy or chemicals such as nitrous oxide, an element that will disperse in thousands of microparticles in the wastewater with each machine wash.

If your favorite piece is made of polyester, check if it is 100% polyester, it will be recyclable ;)

Nylon

Nylon (or polyamide) is a member of the same family as petroleum-based polyester. It emits formaldehyde, a chemical substance that appears at room temperature as a colorless, suffocating and flammable gas. It is therefore a material that emits a lot of greenhouse gases. It also consumes a lot of water and energy.

Acrylic

Acrylic is an element that is also known to be very chemical! Like its petroleum-based compatriots, acrylic is derived from plastic.

Requiring a very large amount of energy to produce, it also releases fine plastic microparticles with each machine wash.

Viscose

Much less chemical than the materials mentioned above, viscose is nevertheless quite dangerous for the planet. Indeed, made from the wood pulp of cellulose, it is still the result of a very chemical process that includes carbon disulfide. Very harmful for the health, this one, at the time of its emission, can cause headaches even pains in the muscles. In addition, the trees from which viscose is made are among the "fast growing" species. As a result, manufacturers will cut down huge forests to grow fast-growing trees, which is an ecological disaster.

Elastane

We are starting to know the song, but unfortunately elastane is produced from very chemical and harmful elements among which are hidden risks of cancer and emission of perfluorinated compounds (also called PCF). These products take a very long time to degrade: on average 200 to 400 years to disappear by releasing gases like CO2.

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We do not have a thousand solutions to offer you:

You can reduce the consumption of these materials by favouring better materials for the planet at the risk of paying obviously more... Or you can resort to second hand. In particular to avoid producing again and give a second life to clothes. But our solution today goes further since it proposes a quality second hand, like the one proposed by parad! Indeed, thanks to parad, you have the possibility to experience the new second hand. But what is parad ? Parad is a second-hand sales site and its great asset is that it is a partner of brands! You can find clothes and accessories of very nice brands that match your expectations and that provide all the necessary information: photos, original price, descriptions, sizes, amount of discount, current condition of the piece ...

Consistency is a must, the brands all respond to a specific universe: they are ethical, qualitative and correspond especially to a feminine universe.

So if you want to limit the impact of your clothing consumption while offering quality pieces at a reduced price, parad is for you.

But how does it work?

Partner brands buy back so-called "dormant" pieces from their customers, those clothes you have but never get out of your closet. In return, the brands exchange them for gift cards! parad takes care of the returns, monitoring and selling of these pieces. They make sure to always offer you the best parts from the best brands and give you the best second hand experience. parad can also collect its own used parts from the brands. These are recent parts, in good condition since they have hardly been worn! Indeed, they have been worn for example only by the models during the shootings or fittings. The objective of parad is clear: to transform the fact of thinking about second hand into an automatism, a reflex!

Find Parad on their website via this link: parad

We also wrote an article a few months ago about the advantages of the second hand that you can find here: The second hand and its openings

P.S; parad has just launched its podcast paradigm! So if you are looking for brands committed to consuming differently, click on the following link: paradigm