A new report by the U.K.-based independent consultancy, Wearing, claims that many women are “still finding themselves wondering why they can’t wear clothes made with natural fibers.”
Wearing’s report focuses on a few countries, such as China, Japan, the United States, and the European Union, but also examines a wider array of countries.
The report’s authors note that while the United Kingdom is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, many women don’t find it easy to find garments made from natural fibers.
“It’s a question of who is going to pay for it,” said Wearing Director of Policy, Anne Marie Williams.
“We know that there are people who can afford it, but people in the middle class who don’t necessarily have the financial means to buy.”
In the U, for example, most women who are not affluent are not able to afford natural fibers, as their families are not making the necessary purchases.
In China, however, the government has implemented a number of measures to encourage women to use natural fibers in the production of clothing.
One of the latest measures is the creation of a clothing-supply and apparel-distribution company, known as the New Silk Alliance.
The company plans to invest in more than 2,000 new factories in China to create natural fiber garments for women and men.
The new initiative is part of the country’s larger efforts to address global concerns about the growing environmental and health risks of plastic.
The government has also recently implemented an ambitious plan to build more than 1,000 factories for manufacturing synthetic fibers, which have the potential to increase the carbon footprint of textile production by about 30 percent.
Wearing is concerned that the industry is currently in a position to produce high-quality clothing at a low price.
“The majority of clothing and accessories is made with synthetic materials,” said Williams.
For the report, the group looked at the costs of each textile material produced, and then compared them to other products made with non-synthetic materials.
In other words, they looked at what a synthetic textile would cost if it were sold as a product of its material.
The group concluded that synthetic fibers are not as expensive as they are sometimes made out to be, and that many consumers are simply choosing to purchase garments made of less costly materials.
“Most of the women in the United Kingdoms who we talked to were very aware of the high cost of buying clothes made from synthetic fibers,” said Simon Wood, director of Wearing.
“But it was not something they had been aware of until they started looking into it.”