Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Chemical/latex-free clothing in demand
Chemical/latex-free clothing in demand
08
Jun '09
Latex is the cause of one of the most prominent skin allergies, affecting some 6% of the US population. With a rise in the use of chemical compounds and chemical aided garment manufacturing techniques people who would have never thought to be allergic to latex are now finding themselves susceptible to this everyday material.

With garment manufacturing technologies moving forward rapidly the dependency on latex and other chemical-intensive synthetics is increasing, with a significant impact on those suffering from, or potentially susceptible to latex allergies and other skin disorders. While new technologies are cheap and efficient, they are dependent on potentially harmful chemicals in the manufacturing process.

As a result, a growing number of people are suffering in silence from rashes, itching and discomfort, caused by sensitivity to the chemical compounds and manufacturing techniques used in garment production.

Clinical studies have shown the use of synthetic materials and chemical-reliant manufacturing processes are responsible in part for heightened skin sensitivity, and can bring out allergic reactions in people who may never have previously suffered any allergy to the clothes they wear or the materials they touch.

Further, the use of formaldehyde in clothing production and other carcinogenic chemicals can lead not only to serious dermatitis, eczema and even coma in extreme circumstances, but can also contribute to the chances of contracting cancer through prolonged exposure.

Vinesh Genomal, Marketing VP for Cottonique believes the problem will continue to worsen as a growing percentage of garment manufacturing is outsourced for the lowest price at the cost of quality and public safety.

"The clothing industry is, by and large, concerned with continually cutting costs, and as a result, we have a situation where consumer safety takes a back seat in preference to the cheapest possible manufacturing techniques. Likewise, common dyes can be particularly damaging, and for most allergy sufferers, chemicals in the clothes they wear are at least in part responsible for their condition."

"Unfortunately, the situation is only going to continue to deteriorate over the coming years, leaving more and more individuals facing potentially life-changing reactions to these chemicals. At Cottonique, we're seeing a growing demand for our 100% natural organic garments, as the only way sufferers of these allergies can see an improvement in their condition, or prevent the onset of further reactions to everyday clothes dyes and chemicals. This looks to be a long term trend which has stemmed from modern awareness by public of the potential risks of these chemically aided garment manufacturing processes."

"We have seen a lot of demand come in from customers with contact dermatitis and multiple chemical sensitivity." says Vinesh "Our latex-free underwear and latex-free bras have been hit for latex and spandex allergy."

Cottonique is the only company that provides hypoallergenic garments in a wide range of styles to help those with skin allergies find comfortable clothing.

Cottonique Inc


Must ReadView All

Bangladesh panel to revise minimum wage for garment workers

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2018

Bangladesh panel to revise minimum wage for garment workers

The Bangladesh labour and employment ministry recently formed a panel ...

Bruckner to supply dry finishing lines for textile project

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2018

Bruckner to supply dry finishing lines for textile project

Bruckner, a producer of high-tech lines for the dry finishing of...

Courtesy: Carrefour

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2018

Carrefour signs strategic agreement with Showroomprive

Carrefour, the second largest retail chain in the world, has...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.8%
No
13.5%
Skip
17.7%

Total Votes: 96

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.5%
No
29.2%
Skip
7.3%

Total Votes: 96

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.5%
No
9.4%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 96

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.3%
No
8.3%
Skip
9.4%

Total Votes: 96


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search