67. Choose natural fibers over synthetics.

Natural fibers can diminish the aesthetics of athletics over pathetic synthetics. So choosing clothes to be worn to enhance body form should align with our line that natural fibers can be owned to be sown to keep us honed on keepings us warm without losing their charm.  

To help you ‘choose natural fibers over synthetics’, here’s a simple 2-step process:

  1. Embrace Nature
  2. Eschew Synthetics… when feasible

Your Future You likes your style, and sees a funky new wardrobe for you in the future. This one may include natural fibers, and fewer synthetics, but a whole lot more metal.  Your Future You knows how prices will drop and in a few years and it will be much less than the current $3 million price tag.  But in case it doesn’t drop too much, maybe start saving a higher percentage of your paycheck, jr Optimus. 

P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing Companies help ‘choose natural fibers over synthetics’ by choosing natural fiber furnishings over synthetic pleather sofas. Yes, the pleather style never really caught on, but that’s why Corporate Housing companies keep up on the latest trends.  Ask us to fax you our latest full-color catalogue of natural fiber furnishings, Daddio

Why does this ‘Future You’ Series exist? What’s it about?  

  1. Promote easy, quirky sustainable practices that are NOT preachy, or guilt-ridden and without a focus on the ‘saving the planet’ (hint: the planet is going to survive no matter what we do). 

  2. A playful post of simple ways to sorta improve our lives, and the lives of those we love. Also improve our future lives… by taking playful action today. 

  3. Still reading? Cool. We think you’re amazing and full of joyful zest. 

This series is based off ‘105 Simple Sustainable actions’ - from Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.

67. Choose natural fibers over synthetics.

Unlike synthetic fibers, natural fibers don't shed in the laundry. Each time you wash a t-shirt made of polyester, microplastics leach out and enter the water. Eventually, they find their way into our waterways where they pollute the groundwater. Natural fibers—wool, silk, hemp—are always a better idea.