Making textiles sustainable isn’t as easy as it seems

By Pamela Ravasio
The Gardin – In sustainability, things are not always as they appear. In particular, thinking on sustainability and textiles is ripe with misconceptions, let’s start by busting a few of the most common myths:

• Across the full life cycle (growing, manufacturing and specifically usage) natural fibres are not necessarily more sustainable than synthetic fibres

• Natural dyes are not necessarily better than chemical ones

• Organic cotton currently only amounts to around 1% of the world harvest and production cannot be scaled sufficiently quickly to cater to the mainstream just yet

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Source and Photo: The Guardian, July 3rd, 2102
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One response to “Making textiles sustainable isn’t as easy as it seems

  1. The comparatively straightforward availability of cotton makes it entirely unattractive to invest in the research and machinery required to produce mechanically processed bamboo textiles on an industrial level.

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