Potential Threats of Consumer Textiles


Local is global and global is local. With the acquaintance of globalization to the world, the perception of things and happenings has been varied and modified radically. With multidimensional rising reservations and challenges to ourselves the threats that textile industry proposes and promises acquire quite an important status, specially considering potential threats in everyday use consumer textiles being a very specific and crucial element of it. The global concerns regarding various textile processes has been surged up to an almost alarming extent. The global trend for eco-friendly products has also been extended to textile and apparel products, particularly those products which directly come into contact with the skin for prolonged period. This has created a stout vacuum that demands a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to the solution of the issue. An effort is made to create awareness among consumers of textile products regarding their potential safety threats. It involves highlighting the threats and hazards which should be controlled so that this sector becomes a responsible partner in the creation of a nontoxic environment. A review of probable hazardous textile chemicals is presented here along with the discussion on expected venues of health risks. Such awareness might help in bringing in to limelight a list of damaging textile chemicals which should be restricted for the sake of environmental protection, controlling occupational illnesses among workers of textile sector and provision of nontoxic, safe textile products for consumers.

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Asna Mubashra, Lahore College of Women University, Pakistan

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Conference: ECAH2018
Stream: Humanities - Globalisation

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