Introduction To Why We Need To Be Using Ethical Fabrics

Charlie Bradley Ross Sunday, 30 July 2017

This 3 minute introduction to the full Masterclass on Why We Need To Use Ethical Fabrics includes a roundup of the issues that conventional textiles cause.

For me, Charlie Bradley Ross, working in a more sustainable way means combatting fast, disposable fashion. And if you're going to make a product that transcends seasons and will be cherished by your customer for years (if not decades) to come, then it needs to stand the test of time and do so in a way that does not harm the environment or the people who make them.


In this Lesson we will cover:

  1. The environmental impact of textiles
  2. The social impact of textiles
  3. The impact on you from textiles

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    with Charlie Bradley Ross
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    This is a 23 minute Lesson that looks at the environmental impacts of textile production, to help you understand what you need to consider when sourcing and using materials for your products.

    Did you know that an estimated 20,000 litres of water are required to produce just 1kg of cotton fabric – that’s enough for just one t-shirt and a pair of jeans? Or that an estimated 8,000 synthetic chemicals are used worldwide to turn raw materials into textiles, many of which will be released into freshwater sources? Staggering! 

    In this Lesson, we take a look at the jaw-dropping effects that irresponsible fashion production has on our planet. Once you have the knowledge, you can empower yourself to make more informed decisions on the best textiles to choose for your products.

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