Have you ever wondered that the clothes you are wearing or buying are environment-friendly or not? Did you ever wonder what impact this shirt made on the environment that you are going to buy? Can you differentiate between two shirts that which one made less impact on the environment? Yes, these are all important questions that every sane person must consider when buying anything. In this article, we will discuss why eco-friendly and sustainable manufacturing process is important.
Now, different countries have different factory standards. Some of them focus on the price tag of the product ignoring what it costs to the environment and Mother Nature. The dyeing process of fabric is most harmful to the environment. We at Dream Big Studio make sure to manufacture the garments in the best environment-friendly possible way.
Difference of Eco-Friendly Manufacturing
Asia is the hub of the textile industry and China is leading the world in manufacturing almost half of the world’s textiles. Countries with cheap labor are the most offenders when it comes to saving the planet and making decisions on environment-friendly procedures.
Beyond cheap labor, you need cheap electricity cheap steam, and cheap treatment of wastewater. Most of the factories in the world use Petroleum coke, one of the most polluting fossil fuels on the planet, which releases 11% more greenhouse gas than coal along with lung-damaging sulfur.
Steam boilers add a severe amount of heat and moisture needed to transfer the dye to the fabric, making the dyeing process possible. So how do you power these steam boilers?
Again, most industries use biomass. This includes sugarcane, African palm oil waste, or trees are burned to produce steam, causing deforestation along the way.
Another important thing to consider when dyeing fabric is the issue of wastewater. It needs a significant hardware expense to properly treat wastewater, an expense that is certainly not going to come with the price tag of a one or two-dollar T-shirt.
And the final thing is waste material. You won’t believe that one in every five items produced by the textile industry is dumped into the landfills without even being worn once. You can imagine how much industrial waste is going to the landfills. Apart from that, excessive manufacturing also ends up in landfills because the fashion industry is evolving leaps and bound.
What Makes Dream Big Studio Different?
Dream Big Studio is resolute on getting greener and eco-friendly in every step and makes sure to deliver you the best garments by keeping sustainability in mind. The manufacturing process at DBS is unique and sustainable. See how the DBS manufacturing process works:
Every item you see on the DBS website is manufactured on order. Once you place an order, DBS manufactures it especially for you. Thus it helps to avoid overproduction and industrial waste helping the environment.
Next, the DBS is using DTG (Direct to Garment) printing method. The advanced Kornit printers at DBS emit almost zero wastewater and consume less energy than standard industry printers thus producing less carbon emission. Also, the inks used at DBS are completely vegan and water-based, and free of any harmful chemicals.
So next time you are buying clothes or deciding between two tees, do a little research to find out how they are made. In this modern era of corporate transparency, you should be able to find out where a company manufactures. The transparent and sustainable production process of Dream Big Studio is what makes it different from others.