About this film
Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day. Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials — plastic, in fact. But these synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem: when they’re washed, they release tiny plastic bits — called microfibers — that flow down our drains, through water treatment plants, and out into our rivers, lakes and oceans by the billions.
The Story of Microfibers was written by Jonah Sachs, Ruben DeLuna, and Stiv Wilson. The film was produced and animated by Ruben DeLuna Creative. Voiceover by Annie Leonard, with creative and technical support from the Story of Stuff Project team: Michael O’Heaney, Elisa Ringholm, Shana DeClercq, Miranda Fox, Brett Chamberlin, and Natalie Nava.