Market Share of Clothing Fibers
Since World War II, the percentage of clothing that is made from plastics (such as polyester and rayon) has increased dramatically. As of 2016, approximately two-thirds of the fiber used is some form of plastic. This chart shows the relative percentages: 65% synthetics, 21% cotton, 8% cellulose fibers, 1% wool, and 5% all other fibers. The chart is based on information from the trade group. Common Objective.
Common Objective, "What are Our Clothes Made From?" 22 May 2018
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