Eco Friendly Production

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Eco Friendly Production: Reducing environmental impact

This project aims to create an ecosystem covering the entire supply chain, from the fibre down to the final consumer, in order to promote awareness about transparency and sustainability issues (environmental, social and economic) for the production of quality products. This addresses the current problem that too many consumers have little or no idea about the sustainability of the clothing that they purchase.

In order to explore the sustainability for the entire supply chain, a new type of organization (e.g. a consortium) may be required to objectively supervise the entire process. Such a consortium would promote life cycle thinking and explore different technologies for the elimination (not only reduction) of chemicals in the production cycles.

On average, a dress bought by a final customer is worked upon by 9 different suppliers that have only a part of the vision. Each normally thinks only of its specific production problems rather than real, more authentic needs of the final customers in terms of quality, functionality or knowledge. The Business Case will promote transparency and social responsibility to the degree possible, although specific agreements may be required for the protection of Intellectual Property RightsThe approach could examine the above issues by surveying potential partners for sourcing, organizing and producing sustainable T&C products made from cotton. The focus will be on environment-related issues (e.g. waste and water reduction, recycling, etc.) through an action research method for several areas of the textile process: design, sampling, finishing, dyeing, drying, technical (including 'smart') textile experimentation.

Who's involved

Info forthcoming

Goals and Objectives

To build a business ecosystem that demonstrates viable alternatives to current products, markets and supply chains.

Documentation

The following further information is available about this project

Contact Person

For information please contact Besnik Mehmeti.