The Problem with Traditional Coatings and Finishes

Charlie Bradley Ross Tuesday, 31 May 2022

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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