# 3 Eco-tips, oil in the fashion industry
Through this series of articles, we will offer you a weekly insight into the ecological impact of clothing production around the world. With LO NEEL, we are committed to the planet, our Mother Earth, which welcomes and shelters us. We refuse to take part, from near or far, in its pollution, degradation and destruction.
It seemed important to us to denounce abusive practices but also to propose sustainable solutions on a daily basis. We hope that this information will help you to better understand the underbelly of mass production in the fashion industry.
The LO NEEL team also accompanies you in an individual ecological awareness, by proposing to each article of this series of eco-tips to be carried out daily. By following them, this will allow you to have a healthier and more ethical behaviour and consumption.
Here is the eco-tips # 3!
70 million barrels of oil are used every year to produce polyester.
Solution: consume less but better and choose clothes made from natural or recycled fibres.
With LO NEEL, we offer a series of 3 pieces in recycled polyester. The material is shiny and dresses differently according to the light that hugs it. This makes it possible to wear a lively and resplendent piece that can change its appearance at any time. You will be able to live this unique experience thanks to our ALICE jacket, ALOA pants and our ARTY banana.
In our collections, we use recycled polyester and not virgin polyester. The polyester used by LO NEEL is made from recycled plastic water bottles, which constitutes the vast majority of recycled polyester in the world. We support new technologies that will enable us and the fashion industry to recycle polyester fabrics.
Only 1% of textiles are currently recycled and we believe it is time for the fashion industry to deal with its own waste in a sustainable and circular way. Waste and over-consumption are taking a heavy toll on our planet. All disposable plastics end up in landfills. More than 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year.
On a daily basis, let’s limit our consumption of polyester and therefore of plastic. Let’s avoid buying food with packaging, prefer cardboard or jars, and buy in bulk. Let’s ban the purchase of plastic bottles which are too often found in our rivers, seas and oceans. Let’s favour gourds!