Determining sustainability in fabrics requires a big picture analysis
Specialty Fabrics Review | April 2011
By Shelby Gonzalez
The issue of sustainability is one that the specialty fabrics industry takes seriously, and growth in more environmentally friendly materials and processes continues. But the question of what is and what is not a sustainable product is complex and is a challenging topic for several reasons: the number of factors influencing sustainability; the difficulty in measuring a fabric’s sustainability; the diverse and demanding requirements of measuring sustainability in industrial fabric markets.