Textile ecology

Textile ecology consists of four sectors: production ecology, human ecology, performance ecology and disposal ecology.

Production ecology
examines the impact of production processes on people and environment, e.g. occupational health and safety, material, water and energy consumption, waste water and waste treatment as well as generation of dust and noise.

>> Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) by OEKO-TEX®

Human ecology
Human ecology deals with the impact of textiles and their chemical ingredients on the health and well-being of humans.

>> OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

Performance ecology
Performance ecology comes in at the usage phase of textile products. It examines the environmental impact of washing, cleaning and caring for textiles.

Disposal ecology
Analyses the problems connected with disposal, reuse, recycling and removal (thermal recycling or landfill) of textiles.