February 5th, 2021
Regulating and Reducing Chemicals in the Fashion Industry
While it may be surprising, the use of chemicals in the fashion industry is a common occurrence. This can begin as early as the farm, where pesticides may be used for growing raw materials such as cotton or flax. Chemicals may also be used in the production of apparel itself, such as fabric dyeing and treatments (e.g. odor or wrinkle resistance), or for aesthetic purposes, such as denim finishes or other decorative touches. As consumers become ...