3 Clothing Items That Can Be Bad for Your Health

Written by Abby Wilson

Beauty is pain—wait, what? Scratch that age-old saying. There’s no reason that our clothes should be uncomfortable, scratchy, ill-fitting, or toxic. We only have so many days on this earth, so why not truly enjoy what we’re wearing? Why not choose clothing that makes us feel beautiful and is also good for our health?

  1. Underwear
    There’s nothing quite like toxic, conventional cotton—the world’s dirtiest croprubbing up against your you-know-where. That, or underwear that’s made with plastics like spandex and nylon, which traps all that heat and moisture, and is, inevitably, a breeding ground for infection. Wearing organic cotton underwear is your best bet for a healthy undercarriage to allow for maximum airflow and a chemical-free existence down there.

  1. Skinny jeans
    Today’s current fashion forecast has seemed to adopt “the tighter the better” motto, especially when it comes to skinny jeans. But, let me tell you, that’s not the case—said while I discreetly unbutton my skinny jeans’ top button so I can actually breathe. Ahh, that’s better. Why must we pour ourselves into our jeans, forcing ourselves to strain our zippers and
    compromise our health? Here’s an idea: wind down and loosen up when you’re not out on the town. Treat yourself to some cozy, super-soft sweatpants.
  2. Yoga pants
    This may be news to you, but microplastics are making their way out of our yoga pants and are creeping into our drinking water. That’s right—these synthetically made products shed plastics every time we wash them. One way around this is to opt for sculpting organic cotton leggings when you’re not getting into super-intense, sweaty workouts. Organic cotton leggings are tight, but they actually let your skin breathe—unlike the plastic variety.

Pact sells clothes that are both health conscious and environmentally conscious. Look good, do good, feel good. Maybe it’s time to rethink what’s in your wardrobe?

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