Environmntal issues

Polluting of fabrics and how evite this


The textile industry has a big pollution problem. The World Bank estimates that 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. They’ve also identified 72 toxic chemicals in our water solely from textile dyeing, 30 of which are cannot be removed. This represents an appalling environmental problem for the clothing designers and other textile manufacturers.
With consumers eager to purchase eco-friendly products, water pollution from dye houses and coloration treatments could be a major hurdle for apparel manufacturers. How can a company claim to sell a “green” shirt if the dyeing process used to color the garment wastes and pollutes water? Some companies have taken action and removed dyes from certain garments, but it seems unlikely that everyone would be happy with off-white or beige as the only choices at the store. Consumers want color and variety in their clothing.
Fortunately, for companies producing goods with synthetic fabric there is a solution: AirDye. AirDye is a dyeing process that uses air instead of water to dye garments, allowing companies to create garments with vivid designs and colors, without polluting our water and environment.
Here are the facts about AirDye technology:
  • Uses 95 percent less water
  • Emits 84 percent less Green House Gases (GHG)
  • Requires 87 percent less energy
  • Reduces damaging of goods (Up to one percent of goods are damaged using AirDye compared to 10 percent of traditionally dyed garments)
  • No Rules Wash. Wash at any temperature, with whites or colors, with or without bleach
  • Allows for new designs. Dye different sides of a single piece of fabric different colors or designs
When creating eco-friendly clothing, drapes, or even carpet, it is important not to forget the role dye plays as an environmental ill. Consumers are becoming quite conscious of how bad traditional textile dyeing is for the environment but have put up with it until now because there has not been a viable alternative. AirDye is that alternative.
Here’s an example of how AirDye compares to the traditional wetdye process for 25,000 medium mens t-shirts:
Comparing AirDye vs Wetdye to Make a Man's T-shirt
Comparing AirDye vs Wetdye to Make a Man's T-shirt

Working conditions

Working conditions refers to the working environment and to the non-pay aspects of an employee’s terms and conditions of employment. It covers such matters as the organisation of work and work activities; training, skills and employability; health, safety and well-being; and working time and work-life balance. Improving working conditions is one of the goals of the EU. The ‘Social Chapter’ provides in Article 136 EC: ‘The Community and the Member States… shall have as their objectives the promotion of employment, improved living and working conditions, so as to make possible their harmonisation while the improvement is being maintained.

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1. Show the world your good side

The impact we have on the environment today is making a big difference on the world of future generations. Heck, it’s making an impact right now in a lot of places. It’s our responsibility to care for our planet and ensure our future well-being.

2. Think of your wallet

A lot of people think that going green is time consuming and expensive — and in some cases they are right — but not most of the time.

3. Smog is gross

Nobody wants to live in a world filled with smog. It’s hard to breathe, it smells bad, and it causes untold numbers of health problems. It’s just plain gross.

4. Landfills are disgusting

Have you ever been on a highway or town that is near a big landfill? Have you smelled that smell? I don’t know about you, but I would do a lot to avoid ever having to experience that again.

5. Think of the beautiful beaches

Everyone loves a good beach. The warm white sand, clear blue waters, and pristine palm trees swaying in the light breeze.

6. Polar Bears are cute

It’s not just our beaches and resorts that are deteriorating, it’s also the beaches and habitats of many of the world’s animals. Do you really want your children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews growing up in a world so different from ours?

7. Unnatural stuff causes cancer

Not only are natural products better for the environment, but they are also better for your health. If you’ve listened to the news lately, I’m sure you’ve heard of that new study showing how has been found to cause cancer. Yes, that’s a blank, and these days it seems like you can fill it in with just about any synthetic product or food.

8. Necessity is the mother of invention

If you’re the type of person who appreciates (or, is obsessed with) new technology, then supporting the green industry is an easy choice. The amount of money, resources, and intelligence being poured into challenging ecological problems is driving forward a wave of technological advances that we haven’t seen in quite some time.

9. Riding bikes is fun

Some of the easiest things to do in support of the environment also happens to be a lot of fun. Things like riding a bike, taking a walk, and otherwise using your body instead of a smog-producing device can do a lot to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

10. I don’t want to go extinct

the human race probably isn’t going to die out any time soon — but we are using up our resources faster than we can replenish them, and that’s bad.