Sustainability and ecodesigning are one of the most important fashion and lifestyle trends for postmodern era customers. There are so many plastics or non-environmental goods produced, especially between the 1960s and 2000s. The children of plastic age began to look for a way of consumption that is more compatible with mother nature after the 2000s. That launched a trend which is growing year by year in each industry. This was sustainability.
First of all, sustainability begins with the design for producing useful goods with minimal environmental impact. Then these designs create a sustainable manufacturing process. It includes optimization of production methods and conserves energy and natural resources.
In the fashion industry, one of the most important points of sustainability is fabric. Organic cotton creates a positive impact on both water usage and pollution. There is a global NGO about that. Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. They’re giving a badge to farmers that meet the BCI criteria.
BCI principles and criteria:
- BCI farmers minimize the harmful impact of crop protection practices
- BCI farmers promote water stewardship
- BCI farmers care for the health of the soil
- BCI farmers enhance biodiversity and use land responsibly
- BCI farmers care for and preserve fibre quality
- BCI farmers promote decent work
- BCI farmers operate an effective management system
Sustainability is also an important concept for products that need to use polyester as well as cotton. Especially items like coats, backpacks, shoes, etc. need polyester fabrics. In this case, it’s necessary to use recycled polyester to ensure sustainability. Recycled polyesters are made by existing plastic that as like old water bottles, kids toys, bags, etc. These are broken down and create little plastic chips by the factory. The process of recycling polyester is dramatically decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
From plant to factory sustainable manufacturing is your key production process if you want to catch fashion trends. In this case, you may need an experienced advisor or producer. Luftkuss Atelier can offer, its all experience to create your sustainable collection.