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Introduction to sustainability and the textile supply chain and its environmental impact 2. Ways of measuring the environmental impact of textile processing: an overview 3. Textile processing and greenhouse gas emissions: Methods for calculating the product carbon footprint of textile products 4. Calculating the water and energy footprints of textile products 5. Textile processing and resource depletion: calculating the ecological footprint of textile products 6.
The fashion industry is one of the major polluting industries in the world. The amount of new garments bought by Americans has tripled since the s. This exponential increase causes the need for more resources, and the need for a speedier process from which clothes are produced. One of the main contributors to the rapid production of pollution is the rapid production of clothes due to the rapid consumption of customers. Every year the world as a whole consumes more than 80 billion items of clothing. People are consuming more and they want it for cheaper prices.
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The shift toward mass manufacturing of cheap clothing is resulting in pollution, more waste and other negative environmental impacts. According to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, textile production produces 1. The United Nations estimates that 10 percent of total global emissions come from the fashion industry. The impact of textiles and clothing industry on the environment go beyond emissions. Dyes used to produce toxic chemicals pollute waterways. Gathering the materials for wood-based fabrics like rayon, modal and viscose contributes to deforestation. Popular polyester fabrics washed in domestic washing machines shed plastic microfibers make their way to into drinking water and aquatic food chains including in fish and shellfish eaten by humans.
It is well known that every customer product has an impact on the environment. However an average consumer does not know which product has less or more impact than the other one. Any product, which is made, used or disposed of in a way that significantly reduces the harm it would otherwise cause to the environment, could be considered as eco-friendly product. Slowly, consumers in India are taking lead in prompting manufacturers to adopt clean technologies to produce eco-friendly products. The textile industry is shared between natural fibres such as wool, silk, linen, cotton and hemp, and man-made ones, the most common of which are synthetic fibres polyamide, acrylic made from petrochemicals. Most of the clothes in our wardrobes contain polyester, elastane or Lycra. These cheap and easy-care fibres are becoming the textile industry's miracle solution.
This underscores the importance of fabrics in our lives. But have you taken a few minutes to muse over what goes into producing different textiles and clothing that we use daily and how this affects our environment negatively? Experts say textile supply chains are among some of the most complex in all manufacturing sectors around the world. For starters, we have the fibre, which is either obtained from a plant, animal or crude oil. The technique required to bring about fibre is both energy-demanding and pollutant-intensive. Then, the fibre undergoes processing until it can be spun into a yarn. Subsequently, this is knitted or woven into the fabric.
Have you ever thought about what your clothes are made of? About who makes your clothes, or what happens after you throw them away? The truth about the fashion industry is actually pretty ugly. The fashion industry is being pointed out as one of the main sources of pollution in the World.
On a Saturday afternoon, a group of teenage girls leaf through glossy fashion magazines at a New Jersey outlet mall. Far away in Tanzania, a young man proudly wears a T-shirt imprinted with the logo of an American basketball team while shopping at the local mitumba market for pants that will fit his slender figure. Although seemingly disparate, these two scenes are connected through the surprising life cycle of clothing. How does a T-shirt originally sold in a U. Globalization, consumerism, and recycling all converge to connect these scenes.
This impact is often felt in third countries, as most production takes place abroad.
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