Marty Mulvihill, co-founder of Safer Made and current board member of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, recently co-authored the publication of an analysis of coming trends in the textile and apparel industry. This report details changes in five key “Innovation Areas” where advances in chemical performance and safety are anticipated to radically alter the textile and apparel industries over the next ten years. The five innovation areas are:
- New Materials – Synthetic Fibers, Cellulosic Fibers, Leather Alternatives
- New Safer Chemistries – Safer Finishing Chemistries, Bio-based Dyes
- Waterless Processing – Waterless Dyeing Processes, Waterless Finishing Processes
- Fiber Recycling – Cotton, Polyester, Blends, Nylon
- Supply Chain Information Management Systems – Chemicals Management Information Systems, Traceability systems
The report includes market research and information gathered from brands, suppliers, and start-ups in the textile manufacturing space to provide a comprehensive and thoughtful overview of the coming innovations in this sector.
Copies of the report are available for download at www.safermade.net/textile-report