Understanding the nature of the textiles that surround every single aspect of your daily life is truly important in our modern times. Our antique textiles of Linen (Flax), Cotton, Wool, and Silk seem simple compared to the massive industrialized fiber industry today. Consumer awareness is crucial to understand the potential chemistry you are rubbing on your skin.
There following is from a great article on EcoWatch
The clothes we wear and the textiles they are made from can damage the environment and make us sick. Good thing there are some eco-friendly alternatives. Check out these seven fabrics, courtesy of Green America