What, exactly, are your undies made of? The science of textiles

Is cotton actually better for the environment than synthetic fabric? And what does ‘organic’ cotton really mean?

You spend your life surrounded by textiles: your clothes, sheets, carpets and curtains. But how much time do you spend thinking about what goes into them?

In this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Ellen Phiddian dives into the warp and the weft of fabrics: what they’re made of, their environmental impact, and why they’re hard to recycle.

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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