"The environmental sustainability of a textile depends on: raw materials – what they are made from and how they are produced; textile production – energy and water consumption and waste generation; added chemistry – effect on product safety and the environment; and end-of-life – landfill or recycling?"
Every year we use 40% more resources than we put back. Much work therefore needs to be done to protect our environment. The textile and apparel industry is playing its part in protecting the planet and is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint.
Textiles and apparel sustainability update, published by Textiles Intelligence in issue 186 of Textile Outlook International, provides details of some of the latest key developments in this field:
New treatments and processes include an auxiliary which accelerates the polyester dyeing process, and environmentally sustainable breathable DWR treatments.
New developments in yarns, fibres and fabrics include a fibre made from materials derived from cotton waste and wood, a yarn made using a near-closed loop process, insulation incorporating 45% recycled content, sewing thread made from recycled materials and garments made from synthetic spider silk fibre.
Sustainably produced home textiles include bedroom and bathroom products made from organic cotton, and kitchen linen and table linen made using cotton obtained by upcycling denim fabric scraps.
This 32-page report will explain these and many other developments and initiatives in sustainable production in the textile and apparel industry -- as well as recycling and upcycling initiatives. It includes developments in the following areas:
apparel and footwear
corporate social responsibility (CSR)
dyes and auxiliaries
fibres and yarns
joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
During July 2017, you have the opportunity to buy the report, delivered in electronic format, at half the usual price. Send your order instructions and payment before the end of July 31, 2017, and pay only:
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