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SDC EC hosts lectures on sustainability in Tirupur
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Feb '16
The Society of Dyers and Colourists Education Charity, (SDC EC) organised two lectures namely, 'ZDHC and its impact on Textile Processor' and 'Ecological requirements, compliance and sustainability' in Tirupur.

According to a SDC press release, these lectures held at Angel College was attended by more than 100 students, faculties, heads of department, principal of the institute and also industry professionals.

The event began with the welcome address by Shobanashree, assistant professor, Department of Fashion technology of Angel College.

This was followed by presentation about SDC and its future activities by Dr Ruma Chakrabarti, who gave details about SDC membership, qualifications and special benefits available to student members.

The first presentation was on ''Ecological requirements, compliance and sustainability', which too was presented by Ruma Chakrabarti.

She explained that there are more than 2,000 different types of chemicals used in various stages of textile processing like sizes, defoaming agents, scouring agents, dyes and other functional chemicals.

“All through the processing and during its life cycle, it interacts with the environment and impacts the ecology,” she added.

She also talked about recycling, reducing waste, use of renewable energy and cradle to cradle concepts to enhance the sustainability and improve the ecological compliance of the textile supply chain.

The second presentation on 'ZDHC and its impact on Textile Processor' was delivered by Alok Kumar Sharma, consultant, Ramkumar Mills (P) Ltd.

Alok Kumar Sharma gave a brief explanation of ecology, eco-system, ecological foot print and its current status and through examples, explained the alarming magnitude of water and energy requirement of textile processing.

Then he gave a brief account of Rapex (Rapid Alert System) used by EU nations for getting information of banned substances found in the textiles articles sold in EU market.

He also presented some of the past and recent cases of banned substances found and the effect of some of the banned substances on human health.

Then with examples and videos from Greenpeace, he further presented the scenarios of waste water contamination, which lead to the formation of ZDHC group by some of the brands.

Sharma later gave a brief account of ZDHC program history and its development till now, its vision, mission and goals.

He also explained about RSL, MRSL and then spoke about how textile units can meet the ZDHC compliance requirements by proper communicating RSL and MRSL within their chemical supply chain. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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