26 Sep '11, 6pm

Will your next t-shirt be made from trees? via @Michael_GR

Will your next t-shirt be made from trees? via @Michael_GR

Within the next two decades the world population will grow by 1.4 billion and is moving up the food chain. By 2030 we will have an additional demand for food of 43 %. On the other hand arable land is limited and the cropland area per person will shrink. This situation will result in a food crisis. Also the demand for textile fibres (natural as well as man-made) will increase by 84 %. But in the future cotton production will be stagnant because of the limited availability of arable land. The experience shows that approximately one third of textile fibres have to be cellulosic fibres because of certain properties like absorbency and moisture management. This will result in a disproportionately high demand for man-made cellulosic fibres in the coming years. The substitution of cotton by man-made cellulose fibres is also a contribution to the environmental protection.

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