No harmful chemicals and bleaches - which can cause long-term damage to peoples health and the environment - are used in the production of eco-clothes.

Eco-clothes are fair traded.

Eco-clothes are high quality and last a long time. Because of this people need fewer clothes, less raw materials and energy are used, and there is less waste.

To guarantee standards in the future, a system of eco-labelling is being established to show that clothes have been made from organic materials and manufactured in an environmentally-friendly way.

Many famous fashion designers have started to use organic materials - and make money!

CONCLUSION

Textiles could be one of the most un-sustainable products in the world. In their entire lifecycle from growing the raw material or creating it from oil to manufacturing and selling and final disposal they can create a serious problem.

There are benefits at different life-cycle stages of the organic and eco-friendly fabrics trade, both for consumers and producers however, in the larger scale of things it is important to see that ECO-FRIENDLY TEXTILES AND CLOTHING may travel half way around the world to reach the ethical customer. As the demand of SUCH ECO FRIENDLY Garments is increasing there exist a great scope for new entrepreneur to enter into this field.

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VINOD K.SHARMA AND YAMINI S.KURANI: STATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS (EPDS) IN INDIA ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY ISLCA CORNER (INDIAN SOCIETY OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT) ABSTRACTS

Antero Hyvarinen, International Marketing, Expert Geneva, Switzerland �Eco-Labelling and Environmentally Friendly Products and Production Methods Affecting the International Trade in Textiles and Clothing� ABSTRACT

http://www.intracen.org/textilesandclothing/eco_labelling.htm

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http://naturalhealthcare.ca/fashion.phtml

http://www.uneptie.org/pc/sustain/reports/SCP_Resource_Kit/PDF_FINAL_uk/textiles.pdf

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http://www.greengeek.ca/2006/07/17/eco-friendly-textile-made-from-cellulose/

http://www.jute-industry.com/jute-eco-friendly-fiber.html


About the author:

I have done my Master of Home Science and after completing my Masters degree, I worked as a lecturer in Acharya N.G.Ranga Agril., university,Hyderabad for some time.later I shifted to R.K.Industries , Chennai. Where I worked as Senior Merchandiser. I also have been absorbed as lecturer in ST.MARY�S HOME SCIENCE COLLEGE , Calicut . Also conducted various training programmes in clothing and textiles. Interested Indian Traditional embroideries and research studies. Presently working as guest faculty lecturer in Dept. of Apparel technology and management, Bangalore university, Bangalore.

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