The issue of sustainability, which is important today, comes across in all areas. So, what’s sustainability? It is the permanent survival of human life while ensuring the continuity of production and diversity. Sustainability is the ability to meet our own needs without compromising the needs of future generations. With the correct use of natural resources, it is everyone’s primary task, including industrial facilities, to take an environmental approach. Sustainability is also one of the most important factors in managing production processes. Efficient use of resources to ensure full sustainability ensures that you reach your goals as your solution partner.
Many studies are carried out in the field of textile sector in the world. Turkey is among the countries where the textile sector is important. For this reason, different methods of testing textile products are used. The main issue where sustainability in textiles is the fact that brands employ workers in good conditions, perform green production with low energy, low water use, bring social contribution to a high level, so the factors used with efficiency positive results. Many sectors around the world negatively affect the environment and human health. The environmental impact of production in the field of textiles should be taken into account and necessary measures should be provided. After conditions are made appropriate, test methods that will not affect the environment should be preferred, so sustainable textile products should be used without adversely affecting the environment.
Organic cotton for sustainable life
Many negative environmental, health and social consequences of the textile industry make it possible to recycle the production and use of both cotton and synthetic fibers. The use of non-renewable resources, a large amount of water and energy consumption, infiltration of chemicals and plastics into the ecosystem, dangerous working conditions, land loss and decreased product ranges from cotton production, cotton inhalation serious health problems. Powder has a negative effect on the health of exposure to toxic chemicals during textile production and painting and synthetic clothing. Organic cotton production has begun to grow in response to growing concerns about the environmental and health effects of the textile industry. This development has benefited from increasing market demand for organic cotton fiber and has expanded the sales of organic clothing to many major textile brands and manufacturers in the sector.
During the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) 2018 Global Cotton Conference, Cotton 2040 launches a new guide to helping brands and retailers radically increase sustainable cotton supply. Cotton is the most widely used natural staple in the fashion industry, but it presents important environmental and social challenges to the clothing industry. While the fashion industry is improving its environmental and social performance, sustainable cotton currently accounts for only about 3% of the total cotton supply. This situation needs to increase in order to further increase the sustainability of the clothing industry.
Organic farming is the methods of cultivation and the right forms of production that make it different from traditional cotton farming. For cotton to be organic, cotton fields should not contain insecticides and herbicides for at least three years, and the product should not become genetically modified. Instead of synthetic fertilizers, organic cotton can be grown using natural fertilizers, biological vermin controls instead of pest medicine, avoidance of fuel-based fossils during farming and more efficient extraction strategies.