Toxic Fashion: Chemicals in the Textile Industry

Alice Hyllstam Wednesday, 1 June 2022

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.


In this video, you'll learn:

  • The adverse effects of chemicals in textiles and how can we begin to solve these issues.
  • What chemicals are harmful and good, and where do you find alternatives?
  • Is there a way to test your fabric for chemicals and what to do if you find them in your clothing.
  • What to do as a brand if your supplier is not forthcoming with the chemicals they are using.
  • How to find dyes, chemicals and dye labs for smaller quantities.

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