Impacts of Finishing

This guide introduces and highlights the key environmental impacts of common finishing techniques and lower impact options.

Finishing is a series of processing operations applied to a textile material to improve its appearance, handle and/ or functional properties. This stage of the product lifecycle has a notable environmental impact.

The guide helps brands and retailers understand the range of impact that finishing techniques have in terms of water and energy and to consider opting for one with less environmental impact.

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