The fashion and textile industries are in desperate need of a sustainable makeover. Why?
The global textile industry produces large quantities of toxic chemicals, requires substantial amounts of energy, water, and land, and is responsible for a lot of air, water, and soil pollution.
Consider the following facts:
The bottom line is that everyone wears clothing and uses other textiles on a daily basis, so while there is currently a huge problem with pollution, waste, and demand on natural resources, the opportunity to make the textiles and fashion industries more sustainable is immense.
A number of companies are leading the way in sustainable fashion and textile manufacturing trends by recycling fibers, eliminating the use of toxins and agricultural chemicals, and by reducing their use of natural resources and energy. As more consumers become educated about the environmental impacts of their buying decisions, the global market is shifting and is leading to new sustainable industry standards that provide a competitive edge for businesses.