ECOLOGIC: Reduce Waste Through Sustainable Clothing

27 Feb 2016, New Indian Express: ECOLOGIC- Pavitra Sriprakash, the Chief Designer and Director of Shilpa Architects writes about using Reducing Waste through use of Sustainable Clothing.

Many successful companies are looking to cut down their reliance on resources, as there is no guarantee that there will be enough land available to meet the demand for cotton, which remains the main input for most of our apparel here in India.

…The first appearance of plastics in fashion was in denims. The bottles collected are treated through a series of cleaning and crushing processes turning them into plastic flakes. These flakes are then further processed to rough polyester fiber that is then turned into a finer final quality material. The yarn can then be used to develop fabrics as well as other elements of apparel such as straps, labels and so on…

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Pavitra Sriprakash Passport 2Pavitra Sriprakash (@pavisriprakash), the Director and Chief Designer of Shilpa Architects is an Architect, Urban Designer, Dancer and Artist. She writes a weekly column for The New Indian Express on sustainability titled ECOLOGIC.