The Chemicals in Our Clothes: How to Clean Up Our Closets


Episode Notes

Mar. 14, 2024 -- Often, when we think of toxic chemicals, our minds go to household cleansers or environmental pollution. But we can also be affected by harmful chemicals in our clothing. What are some of the chemicals found in clothing, and what potential impact do they have on our health? Are there resources to help consumers identify fashion products that are safe, sustainable, and free from harmful chemicals? We spoke to Alden Wicker, award-winning journalist, sustainable fashion expert, and author of To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick -- and How We Can Fight Back, about the potentially unhealthy chemicals fabrics can hold, go-to resources to help us identify safe products, and the most efficient way to edit, audit, and refill our closets with less toxic and more sustainable fashion.