We’re all aware of the impact single-use plastic is having on our oceans, but did you know that clothes release half a million tonnes of microfibres into the sea every year? That’s the equivalent of more than 50 billion plastic bottles – and these small plastic fibres have even been found sealed in Arctic ice. #SecondHandSeptember, a campaign run by Oxfam encouraging people across the UK to stop buying new clothes for the month in a bid to cut back on fast fashion, is in full swing. But, it’s also important to check labels to see what our clothes are made from when shopping. This is because some fabrics have a higher environmental impact than others. Here, George Sullivan, CEO of The Sole Supplier, reveals the five fabrics that have the biggest impact on our oceans – along with the switches you can make to shop with the planet in mind. “Polyester is a type of plastic derived from petroleum and is used to make seatbelts, tents, carpets and yes… clothes,” George explains. “As well as being cheap, polyester clothing is often non-iron and quick-drying making it perfect for busy lifestyles. However, as a manmade fabric, it doesn’t come without its...