A world without textiles is hardly imaginable. We all come in touch with them, in every situation of our lives. As it stands now, the textile industry is one of the most significant sectors in the global economy, securing income for millions of people. But, the take-make-dispose model has alarming negative environmental and humanitarian consequences.
Today, greenhouse gas emissions from textile production count for 1.2 billion tonnes yearly. That surpasses all international airways and maritime transport combined. The Textile industry faces vast environmental, societal, and humanitarian challenges in the upcoming 5-10 years. The overconsumption, overproduction, and overuse of natural resources have gotten us to the point where very soon, we are only going to be able to provide textile to a third of the earth’s population.