19 May '13, 6am

#green #eco | The Life of Textiles | #fashion

#green #eco | The Life of Textiles | #fashion

The apparel industry has for years gotten a pretty bad wrap when it comes to manufacturing and labour standards, and of course the recent events in Bangladesh demonstrate why there should be concern. But the damage from the production of textiles themselves, before they even get to the garment factories, is often over looked. The recent work by Greenpeace, with their Detox Campaign and the Fashion Duel, has started to bring to light the damages caused by toxins in the production of textiles. But there also the issues of energy and water needed to produce fibres and textiles, and the incredible amount of textile waste entering landfills each year. A few Vancouver-based organizations and designers are finding innovative ways to improve the sustainability of the garment industry by focusing on textiles. Kendor Textiles was founded in 1953 with a focus on providing quality fab...

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