So what can we do about it ?
Synthetic clothing is the most affordable clothing, but for a solution it needs to accessible by everyone.
Therefore the solution can start with our washing machines, they can be designed to reduce waste. A front load machine also reduces the emissions rather than a top load machine.
Textile manufactures could design fabrics that shed less.
Mainly the two recommendations are to buy fewer clothes and wash only when necessary.
From the Article: Much of the microplastic problem is a plastic clothing problem
How much plastic is your washing machine sending out to sea?