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Global warming fuels eco-concerns in textile industry
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Mar '09
Increase in the production of textiles, has simultaneously led to increase in pollution, high energy consumption and harmful emissions. It is being estimated that clothing is responsible for one ton of individual's CO2 emissions involved in the process of washing and drying.

Now, with the imminent threat of global warming, and developing consumer awareness of the ecological impact, there is a demand among people for eco friendly clothing, and energy efficient products. Increase of the consumers' interest towards eco friendly clothing is in parallel to the concern for the planet's future.

As a developing country with untapped markets, India lacks sensitivity to the practice of eco friendly production; although a fringe intellectual trend and weak policy posture is evident.

Adequate production strategies are not incorporated for sustainable way of production. Green manufacturing and recycled materials will be a 'short-term trend' if specific standards are not set, and practices are not followed religiously.

Mr. Rakesh Vaid, Chairman, AEPC, says, "The industry needs to proactively work towards a sustainable supply chain. Cotton waste recycling, low carbon manufacturing programme, carbon accounting in factories, carbon footprint calculation projects".

He added by saying, "Benchmarking energy consumption across the textile and apparel supply chain are some issues that need to be done on private-public partnership mode. Being one of the few countries with an integrated supply chain in place, India can ensure a sustainable chain from fibre to apparel".

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