Sustainable Textiles: Why we need to value our clothes more

A report examining the environmental impact of the UK clothing industry published by WRAP earlier this month has shown promising evidence of progress being made in the drive for sustainable textiles and a more environmentally friendly approach to the production and consumption of clothing in the UK.

 

Catexel has been working with textile houses for many years on sustainable textiles to develop cleaner, greener, safer production practices. Our Pegasus platform supports the reduction of energy and water usage in fibre production to produce more sustainable textiles, two parameters set out in the SCAP targets, by activating hydrogen peroxide during the processing of raw cotton yarns and fabrics. By enabling low temperature bleaching of cotton, the technology also helps improve fabric quality with less piling and a softer product feel compared to bleaching at higher temperatures.

 

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