Five Low Waste Tips to get you started on your Earth-Happy Textile Process
Textile Processing is the second-most polluting industry worldwide. Any and every little step taken in reducing waste counts.
Take a look at a few steps we, at Tharangini, have put together to help you tackle the more expensive resources (since they impact your bottom line) using some advance planning.
Since we use perishable, organic-certified dyes (which are an expensive resource), we gauge each project and try to prepare the correct amount of dye. Try to reuse light shades by converting them into darker shades. Furthermore, any surplus dyes can be donated. We give ours to local Autism centers we support, for their craft projects.
2. Fabrics Fabric scraps and cut-bits often end up in landfills. Upcycling is an easy and clever way of solving this. We donate all of our extra fabrics to local NGOs, that repurpose these bits into creative, utility items.
It takes a lot of blue to stay green. And since water is a precious resource, especially in India, reusing water after proper waste water treatment is essential. And what’s more, in rural areas, where farming is abundant, water management cultivates a healthy agrarian ecosystem.
Why not consider these green options for your next collection!
4. Smart Power Replacing conventional heating with solar power and LPG is a great way to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The one-time cost of installing solar heaters easily repays itself within a year. 5. Using Unsold / Recycled fabrics Mills usually have unsold fabrics that are eventually discarded. Some mills, however, have started producing recycled fabrics made from textile waste. Why not consider these green options for your next collection!
These are five tips to help you get started with your low-waste textile processing journey. Stay tuned to our blog for similar tips.