Sustainability in the textile industry…

Today, textile consumption has massively increased to keep up with the growing world population, higher living standards and the general pressures of the fashion industry. If we analyse the data on a global scale, we can easily see that textile and garment production is occurring at over 80 million tons per year.

The use of low-impact raw materials and recycling of unused materials in the textile industry is now more than ever. This is a global issue linked to the accelerated industrialization of textiles, the loss of our environmental resources and the increase in waste disposal costs.

The concepts of Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment have come to the fore with carbon footprint* measurements, which reveal the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions, which is one of the biggest reasons for climate change, with production and consumption habits.

Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment is a system that deeply examines all the environmental impacts of a produced product, starting from obtaining the raw materials, production, consumption, logistics and finally to recycling all the waste.

If we consider the production of a t-shirt within the scope of the Life Cycle Assessment, we can see it as a raw material obtained and processed into yarn, then converted into the fabric and finally it’s ready to wear.

One of the outstanding features of the Life Cycle Assessment is that manufacturers take responsibility for all pollution, from the design process to the destruction of their products. As a leading organization, Aster, who inspires the industry with a value-driven culture, has been working hard to carry out our duty on environmental improvements.

As a result, Life Cycle Assessment is a systematic approach that aims to ensure the optimum use of environmentally friendly ways of production such as energy, water, raw materials and auxiliary materials used to create the product whilst analysing the effects on the environment during the circulation of a product. It has been widely recognised to help improve sustainable development, which will help solve the problems that have arisen with the growth in production and consumption. However, you can say that many countries have increased their practices in this direction and invested in sustainability.

In our next article, we will talk about Sustainability at Aster.

*Carbon footprint means, the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community.

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