With mounting concern over microplastics in our waterways, Kora recently launched a yak wool fabric to reduce the amount of synthetic materials being produced.
Current fast-fashion trends are being produced weekly with synthetic materials like nylon and polyester. When this clothing is washed, it releases small particles of plastic into waterways, which eventually end up in our drinking water, food, and air.
A solution to this program is the use of compostable materials. Yak wool by Kora is 100% biodegradable and is naturally sourced. Kora promotes traditional ways of life in Tibetan, where the materials are sourced. By purchasing ethically, Kora guarantees the workers a source of income. The brand creates high-quality clothing while protecting the Himalayan ecosystem and its communities.
As more consumers and brands move towards using sustainable products, harmful products will begin to be phased out.
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