The Rise of Sustainable Fibers in the Fashion Industry

19 maart 2015

Gepubliceerd door: Ellen Mensink

Learn more about textiles that shape sustainability in the fashion industry.

Finally, the fashion industry realizes we cannot continue the overconsumption trend in a world where the rising population will have to devote more land to food – or even energy. We cannot continue to grow cotton like mad, nor can we endlessly spin fossil fuels into polyester or other synthetic fabrics. The road toward more sustainable fibers will be a long one with plenty of failures and misses, but it is one we need to take. And while there’s still plenty to be done, the use of sustainable fibers is slowly rising. Read on to learn more about how five textiles – cotton, hemp, bamboo, synthetics and recycled fabrics – are shaping sustainability in the fashion industry.

Over de auteur

Ellen Mensink