Blue wire spools


From raw material extraction to manufacturing processes and disposal, textiles have an impact on pollution, resource depletion, and waste generation, while providing for essential needs of private and professional users and satisfying desires for self-expression by consumers. By embracing SSbD principles, the industry can minimize its ecological footprint by reducing water consumption, energy use, chemical pollution, and waste generation.

The textile industry involves the use of various chemicals, dyes, and finishes. These substances can pose risks to textile workers and affect end consumers. Safe design practices prioritize the use of non-toxic materials, safe manufacturing processes, and adequate worker protection measures to ensure the well-being of workers and consumers.

The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) is a partner in the IRISS project. The organisation is the largest open expert network of professionals involved in textile and clothing-related research and innovation in Europe.