If fashion is to move to the future, sustainability must be at the forefront, which means moving away from synthetic, microplastic-producing textiles. And Plastic Free July might just be the opportune time to examine the benefits of moving toward natural fibers like cotton.
Textile manufacturing could hold the key to reducing fashion’s carbon footprint and the journey to net zero emissions. Focusing on textile manufacturing could lead to substantial emission reductions, enabling the industry to meet its sustainability goals.
Typically when a garment end its lifecycle, it can be repurposed, recycled, or disposed. Matt Farrell, Textile Chemistry Research Manager at Cotton Inc. explains recent research where textile cotton waste is turned into glucose sugar a.k.a. sugar and then used in everyday projects.