Polyester, acrylic, nylon, spandex, lycra…they’re all plastics.
- Plastics are manufactured using toxic chemicals and petrochemical waste materials, predominantly in vulnerable communities.
- To keep communities from resorting to violent demonstrations or espionage against the petrochemical/plastics polluters, the industries contribute millions of dollars to local police departments in exchange for vigilant policing of these communities.
- Plastics producers share control of the global economy, earning half a TRILLION dollars in annual revenue.
- Plastics can take decades, even centuries, to break down. Once broken down, the chemical structures used in their manufacture become unstable.
- Many of the unstable plastic molecules are endocrine disruptors. Plastic-related cancers, reproductive disease, and more have been found in animals – including people – everywhere on the planet.
Why, oh why would you want plastics touching your skin, nature’s absorbent miracle?
Warp+Weft ensures all our products and packaging are 100% plastics-free. When you’re with us, you can be worry-free.
W+W connects a continuum of textile traditions to creative people and skilled artisans working with fabric, while avoiding petroleum-dependent products and unethical practices. It is our belief that textiles tell the story of who we are and it is our duty at W+W to supply makers with premium textiles worthy of their craft.
The business behind the W+W brand is founded on dismantling socially and environmentally problematic systems, in the textile arts space. From sourcing to shipping, our business operations are carefully considered and vetted so that we participate in conscientious and ethical practices within the textile industry.
W+W is on a mission to increase public awareness and support long range policy around the toxic effects of plastics waste on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment as well as shine a light on the social an economic injustices caused by the petrochemical industry.
An offshoot of which is, unsurprisingly, a commitment to natural fiber textiles, home-sewn textile products, and reducing waste in art, fashion, and craft-making.