Fast fashion refers to the unsustainable practice of producing usually inexpensive garments in high volumes at a rapid pace to satisfy the latest catwalk and seasonal fashion trends. However, poor working conditions of industry workers, the vast amount of pollution and the overuse of water and other resources are only a few of the negative impacts involved in this industry.→ →
Environment pollution, especially water pollution, around textile production sites contributes to an enormous amount of harm to human health and the environment. In fact, the textile industry is the second largest water polluter worldwide, accounting for nearly 20% of the world’s wastewater.
In addition to pollution due to production, end-of-life pathways in textile waste management, such as landfill dumping, is a growing global problem. In particular, the decomposition of synthetic clothing in landfills takes an extraordinary amount of time and highlights the need for immediate urgency towards better strategies in waste management in the garment and textile industry.
Cotton production requires a significant amount of water, which is contributing to the depletion of freshwater resources. Reducing the water footprint of cotton production is an important objective.→ →