The Problem with Traditional Coatings and Finishes
We are in constant contact with textiles in our environment – from our clothes, to bedding, to the other fabrics in our home.
Often, these fabrics are treated or have coatings added to them for added properties – e.g. fire or water resistance – and these treatments may be full of harmful chemicals known to cause cancer and reduce fertility, amongst other health impacts.
In this video, you'll learn about:
- The problems with traditional coatings and finishes - both in terms of human health and damage caused to the environment.
- Some of the regulations currently in place concerning chemicals in clothing.
- The chemicals used in certain coatings and finishes, such as water or fire resistance.
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Toxic Fashion: Chemicals in the Textile Industrywith Alice Hyllstam
Are you wearing new clothes without washing them? Do you know how to remove formaldehyde from clothing (... yes, there may be cancer-causing formaldehyde in your wardrobe!)
Understanding the chemicals used in clothing manufacturing and the production of textiles is central to the debate around sustainable fashion.
In this webinar, experts from Chemsec discuss the topic and take questions. Find out once and for all the impact your designs are having on the environment and the people who make them, and how to reduce it.