The fashion industry is driving consumers crazy with its creativity, style, trends, and cross-culture variations. We are consuming more fashion than ever before. 

Textile and fashion world is becoming a serious environmental concern, from manufacturing factories to landfill – we are hurting the planet at every stage. 

Throughout the supply chain of textiles, we need to be more conscious about how to consume and how to consume to create a sustainable world of fashion. 

Fashion is the second-largest polluting industry in the world. And the choice of textile plays an important role.

“High time to make some sustainable choices”.

For centuries, the fashion industry has been revolving around some limited range fabrics. A few famous fabrics for clothing products are – cotton, silk, leather, and wool.

In recent decades, the growing demand for apparel has put an enormous strain on these limited resources. 

According to McKinsey, garment production count has doubled each year since 2000. And these all lead us to a question of SUSTAINABILITY. Click to Tweet

No matter what number of problems the fashion industry must be dealing with. Our fashion innovators are always a step ahead to solve these problems.

Yes, the Textile and Fashion industry is full of innovative solutions to overcome environmental problems and make the fashion world more sustainable

Amazing isn’t it? 

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Look at the mind-blowing innovations of the textile and fashion industry. 

Vegan Leather: Leather that we all know, and use are made up of animal skin. The good news is, we don’t need to harm animals anymore to get leather products.

Vegan leathers are made of eco-friendly base products: Paper, Tree bark, Apple, Pineapple, Mushroom, Hana plant, Teak leaves, Coffee, and Wine. 

Now, you can use cruelty-free leather. Innovators are turning anything into the leather to make it eco-friendly. 

Vegan leather results in beautiful products without killing animals or toxic tanning. Amazing. Isn’t it?

Guess what?

Top global fashion brands are already using it to make the best of their products. And consumers are loving vegan leather more than animal leather.


Alternatives of cotton: We all love wearing cotton. And that’s why cotton accounts of 82.5 percent of all-natural fibres used in the textile industry, according to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nation. All we know about cotton is it’s the best fabric to wear in any season. 

Do you know, what it takes to cultivate cotton? 

The cultivation of cotton relies on heavy consumption of freshwater and it can take around 2,700 litres of water to make the cotton required to products on a single T-Shirt, according to World Wide Fund for Nature. 

Big problem. Isn’t it? 

No matter how good cotton is, its freshwater consumption is making it expensive for both the environment and us.

Other good alternatives are – Hemp, Lotus, and Nettles.

These plants are fast-growing that consume very little water and require less or no pesticides to grow. Hence, keep soil healthy and environment healthier.

At the same time, they have all the good qualities of cotton-like: antibacterial, durability, and resilient, light-weight, and breathability. 

So, embrace these fabrics with the same comfort as cotton and be more sustainable.


(Read more: 7 Fabric Trends For 2019)


Vegan Silk: Conventional silk is cruel. Silkworm is one of those groups of living beings who need to live. 

Conventional silk is the second most polluting material for cradle-to-gate impact after cow leather, according to a report of Pulse of Fashion Industry. 

The problem is way bigger than it seems. Conventional silk is cruel to worms and harsh on the planet. 

Do we have any alternative? Any sustainable alternative?

Vegan silk – cruelty-free silk.

Perfect alternatives for conventional silk are Soy silk, Peace silk or Ahimsa silk, Spider silk, Art silk, and Ramie. These silks are sustainable too. Brands are embracing these sustainable silks for their amazing qualities and glorious look. No animals are harmed is the process to obtain these silks. And biodegradable quality makes them stand out of the competition. 

Do you know the orange you eat can also be worn like silk?

Italian fashion innovators have made it possible with Orange silk. It’s a type of vegan silk that has harnessed the lightweight and versatile qualities of citrus fibres of orange. 

Silk is always known as a royal fabric and sustainability add more royalty to it. 


(Learn more on: The Latest Fabric Innovations)


In Sum: Fashion innovators are all set to fight against destructive and cruel fashion. Brands across the globe are taking sustainable fashion serious than ever before and so as consumers. 

Fashion designers are continuously uncovering new ways to embrace sustainability. These innovations are impressing planet and every person on the planet. 

“No Fashion Ask for Cruelty” - Period. 

If you want to make your fashion sustainable, choose second-hand clothes over new. And when you are choosing new, choose vegan textiles. 


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