aprile, 2010

Earth Day 2010

Earth Day 2010

On April 22, 1970, some 20 million people across USA rallied to protest the state of the planet.  This first Earth Day was, as American Heritage Magazine said, “one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy.”  Earth Day was a spontaneous response  at the grassroots level  which spurred Congress to create America’s core environmental protection laws, and continues to...

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PUMA’s Carbon Neutral Plans

PUMA’s Carbon Neutral Plans

Sportswear giant Puma has embarked on the next phase of its ambitious long-term sustainability program with the launch of a new environmentally friendly packaging and distribution system. Designed by industrial designer Yves Behar, the ‘Clever Little Bag’ is a re-usable shoe bag that protects each pair of shoes from damage from the point it leaves the factory until the consumer takes it...

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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Textiles production and processing that is use of intensive chemical applications during the fibre production like in viscose and wet processing such as use of bleaching agents and other harmful chemicals along with dyes.  Associated social and environmental concerns growing towards increasing industrial Pollution, industrial waste disposal problems, economic and social health of the farmers and...

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Textile’s life cycle

Textile’s life cycle

Not all textiles are created equal. Some fabrics, such as polyester and nylon, which are petroleum-derived, are downright unsustainable. And although rayon is composed of wood pulp, its production is a polluting bad boy. Even ubiquitous cotton isn’t untouchable, as we’ll learn in detail in a post of its own. The Jan/Feb 2006 issue of Natural Home & Garden had this to say: The textile...

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Sustainability of textiles

Sustainability of textiles

Sustainability of textiles refers to any method utilised to attempt to make the production of that textile more environmentally friendly. Textiles refer to any product that is made from fabric, and there are several stages involved in making fabric, and therefore there are many ways in which each stage can be altered to make the production of that textile more enviroinmentally friendly. I...

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