The global textile economy is far from sustainable. Customers have become used to, and demand, high-performance attributes such as wrinkle-free pants, pill-free sweaters and waterproof raincoats.
Silk and human skin share a similar protein structure, with 18 amino acids in common.
Almost 27% of the world’s industrial water pollution comes from the textile industry.
85% of clothing donations end up in landfills.
27% the average percentage of undisclosed chemicals in “100% natural” fibers (by weight)
Nylon treated with ACTIVATED SILK™ dries up to 40% faster than nylon treated with synthetic chemicals.
30% the amount of polyurethane, acrylic resins and perfluorinated chemicals that ACTIVATED SILK™ currently replaces on leather
42% of people don’t realize their personal care products contain ingredients made from crude oil.
More than 62 million tons of apparel are consumed each year.
The average woman is exposed to 168 unique personal care ingredients every day.
75% of customers say sustainability is very or extremely important to them.
Up to 25% of the world’s chemicals are used in textile finishing alone.