A good way to solve part of this problem is to wash our clothes less and avoid dryers. I think the heat and action of dryers damage the cloth and will increase the amount it sheds the next time it's washed.
For example, decades ago I met a lady whose family washed their bath towels after every use - huh
We put up racks so the kids learned at an early age to hang their towel to dry in their own spot - after all we're removing relatively clean water off a relatively clean body and we wash the towel once every 1-2 months and hang them to dry.
Similarly, we have "farm clothes" and "good clothes". If I wear my "good clothes" for a couple of hours while I have dinner and socialize with a friend, I don't consider that clothes dirty unless I ended up wearing dinner. It goes on a hook on the wall and gets worn to 4-5 such events before going in the wash. The farm clothes get dirty, but are only going to get dirty again, so there again I let much of it go several days unless there's something particularly icky I got into.
Too many humans are getting waaayyyy.... too obsessed with "clean" and there's at least some evidence that it's doing us harm from the immunological point of view. Of course, TV and advertisements for "whiter than white" have pushed that mind-set. The chemical companies *want* us to buy more detergent and wear our clothes out faster, so shift societal expectations. My father grew up in England during the Second World War. You washed in the sink in the evening and bathed once a week. Now there are people who are showering twice a day. Our skin is our largest organ, and I just can't imagine that's all that good for it when it includes soaps and detergents.
I know that when I was an elementary aged child, I used to wear the same outfit to school for several days in a row and changed to "play clothes" when I got home. No one complained! Recently I read an article about a woman who made her daughter wear the same t-shirt for a week (it had an anti-bullying logo on it and she'd been caught bullying). At least some people responded by suggesting that making her wear the "same" t-shirt (Mom said she'd launder it) was unacceptable. I happen to know that my own mother had two winter skirts to wear to high school and she had to wear them for several years. Times have changed - not necessarily for the better! Clothes used to be mended (I still do for both my own family and several others) but now they're tossed.
I guess what I'm really trying to say is that part of the solution to this problem is a change in mind-set. Dirt is not evil. Dryers mostly are. In my climate, I adore water resistant outer wear and would sorely miss it. But I won't abuse that privilege, and really hope that we can change other people's mind set back to "clothing" from "fashion".