The Problem with Traditional Coatings and Finishes

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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