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Fashion for Good unveils new textile sustainability project

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2022-01-19 12:07:38 – Netherlands

Fashion for Good has launched D(r)ye Factory of the Future, a new consortium project aimed at speeding up the transition from wet to dry processing in the textile industry.

Fashion for Good, based in Amsterdam, is a worldwide innovation platform with the goal of transforming the 'take-make-waste' model into a circular fashion approach that is restorative and regenerative by design.

The sustainable platform intends to exhibit innovative solutions in pre-treatment and coloration across cotton, polyester, blends, denim, and wool materials, working closely with Fashion for Good partners and important supply chain actors such as Adidas, Kering, and Arvind Limited.

Textile processing is responsible for the biggest greenhouse gas emissions, substantial water and chemical consumption in the fashion value chain, according to Fashion for Good. The project's chosen technologies have the potential to minimize emissions by up to 89% while also reducing water use by 83 to 95%.

Katrin Ley, Managing Director of Fashion for Good, said that textile processing is the largest contributor to carbon emissions in the supply chain, and a chance to primarily dry processing is vital for the path to net-zero. A stand-alone assessment of solutions is insufficient due to the interdependencies in the processing phases. They can unlock the full potential of those solutions by validating a mix of technologies. This is why this undertaking is so critical.

Christian Tubito, Head of Materials Innovation Lab at Kering, said that thanks to Fashion for Good and the participation of numerous actors within the industry, the Dr(y)e Factory of the Future is a project proposing a new option to shift from wet to primarily dry processing. They’re incredibly excited about the project and new technologies, and they can't wait to get started.

In late 2022, a report will be released with the outcomes of the evaluations as well as the following stages for implementation.

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