Textiles: Eco Design
Tom is the Creative Director for outdoor eco-clothing brand, Finnister. Their customers not only want clothing which looks good and performs well, but also which reflects concern for the environment. In the film clip, Tom explains what eco-design means. He is always looking for new types of fabric which perform better than existing fabrics, but with a lower environmental impact.
Each material is evaluated to assess its total impact:
- Is it from a sustainable source?
- What chemicals, energy and other resources were needed to manufacture it?
- How much transportation is involved?
- Does it need extra chemical or physical finshed to meet performance requirements?
- Is it biodegradable or recyclable?
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