The booming industrial revolution in parts of Asia, fueled in part by the textile industry, has been a great boost for the economies of countries like Taiwan, Thailand, and other South Asian countries.
The textiles produced are very inexpensive, and produced in bulk. This model is seemingly flawless however, what effect does this have on the environment? As many realized during the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, there is a severe pollution problem in these countries that have settled into a system of mass production.
In an effort to subdue global warming, reducing the amounts of greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere is a must. Not only do unregulated foreign factories cause pollution but outsourcing textile production also leads to the production of more greenhouse gasses. By staying local, from agriculture, to processing and production Organic Farming aims to not only reduce the release of excess greenhouse gasses, but to also create jobs for the countless unemployed Americans.
One of SlickWear’s focuses is to highlight the importance of sustainable farming by discussing both the detrimental environmental hazards of industrial farming, as well as focusing on the incredible benefits of producing organically sustainable fibers in textiles.
Blog Post Submitted by Jake Walker.
Chief SlickWear Blogger, and Press Coordinator