Sustainability in Fashion-View from abrandMr.Andy Rubin • The words such as “sustainability”, “green”, “eco”, “organic”, and “ethical” are increasingly a part of the fashion conversation.
ETHICAL FASHION: KEY ISSUES• Fast Fashion• Low wages• Workers rights• Culture and skills• Sustainable livelihoods• Pesticides and toxic chemicals• Water• Recycling, energy, landfill• Trade rules and standard
Fast Fashion• Many fashion garments have a short product life cycle as trends change rapidly.• The rapid production and turnover of goods fuels the textile industry, but also puts pressure on workers to produce goods as quickly as possible, uses large quantities of material and produces considerable amounts of waste.
ETHICAL BUSINESS POLICY• Organic sourcing• Use of sustainable and eco friendly materials• Recycling• Fair trade sourcing
The New Green Value of ManufacturingIndustries-DA AI TechnologyMr. Hua Der Huang
DAAI Technology• 1990─ Master Cheng Yen stressed the need for a practical, hands-on approach to environmental protection.• Tzu Chi volunteers responded by operating waste separation, recycling and re-use centers as well as adopting and promoting more environmentally sound.• sustainable lifestyle practices.
• 2006─ The Tzu Chi International Humanitarian Aid Association (the “ TIHAA”) became increasingly concerned about the environmental effects of PET bottle accumulation.• The volunteers successfully combined these technologies into an integrated process capable of transforming PET bottles into useful fabric.
DAAI Technology• Since 2006, the re-PET fabric was used to make ECO blankets over 300,000 of which have since been disseminated by the TIHAA through out over 18 countries in support of their humanitarian relief efforts.
DAAI Technology• 2008─ The TIHAA volunteers collectively financed the establishment of DAAI TECHNOLOGY, CO., LTD.• The caring of these environmental protectors and their deep concern for our planet can be seen in the outstanding quality of their yarn and fabrics.
100% ECO Production• 100% Recycled Fiber• Good moisture absorbency & Quick Drying• Elasticated• Ultrasoft and Breathable• ECO Production• ECO Friendly & Protect our Planet’s natural beauty and resources.
Regeneration of textile raw materials DAAI Re-PET chips: To recyclable PET bottles, after finishing sorting, cleaning, go to labels, caps, bottle rings, the crushed tablets and then the system esters. In an effort to environmental protection, are no longer stained the steps for the latter. ECO Fabrics
A New Creativity-Fashion’s ObligationMr. Jack Chen• Eco Fashion is the new trend.• As an increasing number of consumers become interested in clothing and accessories made from organic textiles in a sustainable and socially conscious manner, eco-friendly – or “green” – fashion is capturing the hearts of more and more people around the world.
A New Creativity-Fashion’s Obligation• In the future, in order to be considered high- quality, the origin and sustainability of a piece of clothing and/or accessories will have to meet high ecological and ethical standards.
Sustainable system• Balance of ▫ Social ▫ Economic ▫ Environmental• The 3P’s ▫ People ▫ Planet ▫ profit
What’s S.Café®• That is coffee grounds odor control ability might be combined with fabric.• They started to recycle the waste and tried to make this imagination come true.• S.Café® not only can control odor, but also have the ability of UV protection and fast drying.• But they are not satisfied with this. They are still trying to connect coffee grounds with more related products.• Coffee in the fabric is just the beginning.
Where it comes from• Since the team started to research the possibility of adding coffee grounds into fiber, coffee grounds were collected from stores which near office or their colleagues’ house.• Once the demand growth, they will collect these waste from coffee factory, keep turning waste into useful material to make people live better.
COCONA™ NATURAL TECHOLGY• Coconuts to Cocona ▫ Evaporative Cooling ▫ Odor Control ▫ UV Protection Water cluster Odor molecule Activated carbon Fabric fibers
Evaporative Cooling• Activated carbon embedded with yarns and fibrics rapidly pull moisture away from the skin and spread it across the fabric surface to increase the evaporation rate and speed up dry time, which results in greater comfort regardless of the temperature.
Odor Control• Odors emanated from the wearer, inherent in the fabric, and present in the surrounding environment are attracted to and trapped within the pores of the carbon.
UV Protection• Activated carbon embedded within the yarn and provides a shield between your skin and damaging UV radiation.
SINGCARE Recycle fabric SINGTEX ® recycle polyester fabrics use PET bottles and scrapped polyester textiles as raw material to manufacture recycled fiber in order to produce green product.
SINGCARE ICE-COOL • SINGTEX ® ICE-COOL fabrics ▫ have a quick dry function, and contain special nano-crystal “cooling” particles which absorb body heat slowly and dissipates this heat rapidly.
Future Research• Fibres & Fabrics, raw materials with lower impacts.• Examine aesthetic of fashion done ethically.