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Adopt eco-friendly systems without heavy investment – Expert
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Oct '09
Mr Pilan Dhammongkol
Mr Pilan Dhammongkol
Textile sector should adopt new management methods to create a path towards production of eco-friendly textiles and which also does not entail heavy investment in technology, said the Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries' Textile Club, Mr Pilan Dhammongkol.

Regulations in many countries, the European Union in particular, have created a large market for eco-friendly textiles and the industry should change its old views and look toward tackling the problem at the source itself instead of tackling the outcome, he said.

He added by saying, “While most people think that it means heavy investment, it actually benefits business operators in terms of cutting costs for factories and there are people who have been doing this who have successfully made profit,"

"Ethical fashion is something that we should focus on right now, which is eco-textiles coupled with social responsibility and in addition to new technology or machinery, a different management approach should also be introduced,” he said.

Although Thailand has had experience in clean technology for 17 years, most textile and garment factories still discharge massive quantities of waste water through their bleaching and dyeing processes.

These processes use 20 times more water than other industries and release more than 100 harmful chemicals, while also consuming large amounts of electricity. Clean technology minimises pollution and waste by preventing them at the source.

He concluded by saying, “About 30 percent of the textile dyeing and bleaching process needs to be re-processed and factories could also reduce the use of water and electricity and avoid using toxic chemicals”.


Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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