How Sustainable Garment Production Can Help Reduce Your Impact On The Environment

May 22, 2017

Industries across the globe are making substantial efforts to go green—or at least, reduce their carbon footprints. Many fashion brands make a point of using green materials to help define their identities.

Here are some ways garment manufacturers can be more environmentally responsible:

Materials Used

Generally, there are two types of fibers used in clothing manufacturing. They are natural and synthetic.

Natural fibers include materials like cotton, leather, cashmere, etc. On the other hand, synthetic fibers include polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc. A number of recycled materials are also available.

Select a knowledgeable and well-stocked fabric store to see and feel a wide variety of natural and organic fabrics and trims.

Manufacturing Processes

From knitting and weaving to spinning and sewing, clothing manufacturing goes through a variety of processes that use water and energy as well as inevitable waste in production.

When it comes to minimizing manufacturing waste, effective pattern design, marking, grading and cutting techniques can prove to be vital. These techniques help manufacturers use as much of the fabric as possible.

Clothing producers can also try to enhance the lifecycle of the clothing produced. Implementing green, renewable processes can be a priority. Moreover, use of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)—the smell from dyes and inks—can also be reduced or eliminated.   

Supply Chain and Transportation

In International dealings, shipping, instead to airfreight, should be your priority in order to reduce your carbon footprint. If you have to transport through land, you can use rail instead of the road. Vehicles, such as trucks, emit chemicals like Carbon Dioxide and can cause damage to the environment.  

Lefty Productions Co. is a clothing factory LA. From garment design and development to marking and grading and production, we offer comprehensive and sustainable clothing manufacturing LAprocesses for fashion brands of all sizes.

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