LONDON – A ground-breaking 21-month study has concluded that innovation in textile production processes could dramatically help reduce microfibre pollution. Much previous research on microfibre pollution has focused on the use-phase of clothing, including laundering. For this study, researchers worked with a major textile manufacturer to see which specific parts of the textile production process were contributing to microfibre shedding – and how processes could be tweaked and improved to reduce rates of shedding.
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