Top - Sustainable Design
1) Design to Reduce Chemical Impacts & Design to Reduce Energy & Water use
When I was creating some textile samples while in the terms, I was overwhelmed about using water and chemicals. For example, To dyeing some fabric is needed a lot of water. There are synthetic dye and natural dye but chemical dyeing is easier than the other.
The thing is if I want to make some samples from natural and sustainable process, it need lots of labors, time and also money. So I couldn’t try something related to sustainable for my previous term.
The first class of sustainable design gave me inspiration of concept and ideas about reducing wasted resources and impact to environment. Furthermore, well known brands are moving toward the sustainability, even slowly.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to the goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020.
To make this a reality, NIKE, Inc. will continue phasing out hazardous chemicals in our supply chain and we will accelerate the phase out of the highest priority hazardous chemicals. NIKE, Inc. will continue to work with brands, material suppliers, the broader chemical industry, NGOs and other stakeholders to achieve this goal. We will drive towards innovative solutions for transparency in chemical management disclosure.
We recognize the path to reaching this goal must be through innovation, the application of green chemistry, and broad industry and regulatory collaboration and engagement. NIKE, Inc.’s commitment and investment towards this goal and the dedication to system change is unwavering.
We will work tirelessly to affect system change across the industry towards this goal. This commitment includes sustained investment in moving industry, government, science and technology to deliver on systemic change.
We commit to continue to share what we learn, our approaches and tools and work with others8 in finding new solutions and removing existing barriers, and to report progress towards comprehensive chemicals management.
Puma had already made a similar commitment:
In line with PUMA’s long-term sustainability program, the Sportlifestyle company PUMA recognizes the urgent need for reducing and eliminating industrial releases of all hazardous chemicals . According to its approach based on prevention and precautionary principles, PUMA is committed to eliminate the discharges of all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures that are associated with the making and using of PUMA products by 2020.
PUMA understands the `scope´ of the commitment to be a longterm vision – with short term practice to be defined in the clarification of actions to follow. To ensure transparency, PUMA will report on the progress of this commitment in its annual PUMA Sustainability Report.
An Action Plan will be set up by PUMA within eight weeks from the time this commitment was made.
This link is about Levis sustainable activity.
I think big brands’ sustainable movement influence for public to have a perception about possibility of sustainable textile.