The impact of fashion on the environment is often disregarded when discussing the environmental impact of fashion. Plastic waste, carbon emissions, and overflowing landfills are all issues that people are concerned about. Fabric and textile dyeing is one such area. However, the need for color on the part of the industry and consumers can be just as detrimental to the environment. Traditional fabric coloration and finishing takes place in big tanks or baths that can consume large amounts of energy, heat, and water to complete the process. According to estimates from the World Resources Institute, the worldwide textile industry needs between 6 and 9 trillion liters of water per year just for fabric dyeing, which is enough to fill over 32 million Olympic-size swimming pools. In many cases, post-production water with leftover dye, mordants (fixatives), chemicals, and micro- fibers is discharged directly into waterways without being processed.
A substantial contributor to climate change has been discovered as textile dyeing and finishing operations. According to sustainability expert Quantize, these processes account for around 3 percent of total carbon emissions, with that percentage growing to 10 percent by 2050.
India has a long and illustrious cultural past that dates back thousands of years. A traditional form of art exists in almost every region, and it consists of a variety of mediums such as drawings, paintings, embroideries, carvings, handicrafts, weaving, and other forms of production. Our country’s diversity distinguishes it from others. However, as a result of rising urbanization and industrialization, these trades are rapidly becoming extinct.