The definition of environmental protection fabrics is very broad, which is also due to the broad definition of fabrics. General environmentally friendly fabrics can be regarded as low-carbon energy-saving, naturally free of harmful substances, environmentally friendly and recyclable fabrics.
Environmental protection fabrics can be roughly divided into two categories: living environmental protection fabrics and industrial environmental protection fabrics.
Living environmentally friendly fabrics are generally composed of RPET fabrics, organic cotton, colored cotton, bamboo fibers, soy protein fibers, hemp fibers, Modal, organic wool, raw wood tencel and other fabrics.
Industrial environmental protection fabrics are composed of inorganic non-metallic materials such as PVC, polyester fiber, glass fiber and metal materials, which achieve the effect of environmental protection, energy saving and recycling in practical use.
Recycled polyester fabric
RPET fabric is a new type of recycled environmental protection fabric, the full name is Recycled PET Fabric (recycled polyester fabric), its raw material is RPET yarn made from recycled Baote bottles through quality inspection separation-slicing-drawing, cooling and collecting, Commonly known as Coke bottle environmental protection cloth. The fabric is recyclable and can save energy, oil consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Each pound of recycled RPET fabric can save 61,000 BTU of energy, which is equivalent to 21 pounds of carbon dioxide. After environmental protection dyeing, environmental protection coating, and calendering, the fabric can also pass the detection of MTL, SGS, ITS and other international standards. Among them, phthalate (6P), formaldehyde, lead (Pb), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Nonkifen and other environmental indicators have reached the latest European environmental standards and the latest US environmental standards.
Organic cotton is organically produced cotton in agricultural production, with organic fertilizers, biological control of pests and diseases, and natural farming management. It is not allowed to use chemicals, from seeds to agricultural products. Taking the "Agricultural Safety Quality Standards" issued by various countries or WTO/FAO as the measurement scale, the content of toxic and hazardous substances such as pesticides, heavy metals, nitrates, harmful organisms (including microorganisms, parasitic eggs, etc.) in cotton is controlled within the limits specified in the standard Commodities and certified cotton.
Colored cotton is a new type of cotton with natural colors. Natural colored cotton is a new type of textile raw material cultivated by modern bioengineering technology that has fibers with natural colors when cotton is spun. Compared with ordinary cotton, it is soft, breathable, elastic and comfortable to wear, so it is also known as Higher level ecological cotton. Internationally called zero pollution (Zeropollution). Since organic cotton must maintain pure natural characteristics during planting and weaving, existing chemical synthetic dyes cannot dye it. Only natural plant dyes are used for natural dyeing. Naturally dyed organic cotton has more colors and can meet more needs. Experts predict that in the early 21st century, brown and green will be the popular colors of clothing. It embodies the trends of ecology, nature, leisure and fashion. In addition to brown and green, colored cotton clothing is gradually developing blue, purple, gray red, brown and other colors of clothing.