Technology and innovation in the textile sector in recent years has brought about the possibility of introducing alternative materials to its production and manufacturing processes. These innovations have provided benefits in terms of reduced environmental impact and increased living standards. Textile production today is largely dominated by cotton, even though this commodity has an extraordinary impact in terms of cultivated yields, pesticide and liquid fertilizer application, water consumption, and pollution. In addition, it has had negative impacts in terms of employmentconditions and labor standards in those countries where cotton is produced and processed. The types and mix of fibers chosen during production are closely related to the environmental impact of the textile and clothing sector in terms of the significant amount of water and land used, as well as the use of pesticides and fertilizers, which contribute to terrestrial eco-toxicity and marine and freshwater eutrophication. In contrast, a substantial majority of human toxicity and freshwater and marine eco-toxicity results from the use of the produced materials.

Green innovation in the texile sector: The Bamboo / Musarra, Martina; D'Ascenzo, Fabrizio; Vinci, Giuliana. - STAMPA. - II(2017), pp. 344-355.

Green innovation in the texile sector: The Bamboo

Martina Musarra;Fabrizio D'ascenzo;Giuliana Vinci
2017

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Technology and innovation in the textile sector in recent years has brought about the possibility of introducing alternative materials to its production and manufacturing processes. These innovations have provided benefits in terms of reduced environmental impact and increased living standards. Textile production today is largely dominated by cotton, even though this commodity has an extraordinary impact in terms of cultivated yields, pesticide and liquid fertilizer application, water consumption, and pollution. In addition, it has had negative impacts in terms of employmentconditions and labor standards in those countries where cotton is produced and processed. The types and mix of fibers chosen during production are closely related to the environmental impact of the textile and clothing sector in terms of the significant amount of water and land used, as well as the use of pesticides and fertilizers, which contribute to terrestrial eco-toxicity and marine and freshwater eutrophication. In contrast, a substantial majority of human toxicity and freshwater and marine eco-toxicity results from the use of the produced materials.
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