agosto, 2010

Textile and denim pollution

Textile and denim pollution

Textile pollution is getting some mainstream attention. CNN recently posted an article on its website about the pollution problems in China’s Pearl River delta. While the communist nation’s pollution woes have been highlighted in the media before, CNN’s piece goes a step further, specifically demonstrating how textile and denim dyeing is a major cause of the Pearl’s pollution. In the...

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Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

Known as ‘the elephant in the room‘ the textile industry has a heavy impact on the environment. As current practices are unsustainable, companies, environmentalists, and consumers are looking at strategies for reducing the textile carbon footprint. According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, industrial manufacturing accounted for 18.5 percent of carbon dioxide...

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