A community of research to mitigate GHG emissions by the textile industry.

Materials research towards more functional, sustainable and efficient fiber and textile products.

Re-thinking of manufacturing technologies that enable more materials-efficient, less energy intensive, customizable, and on-demand fabrication of textiles/textile-based products.

Design of textiles for value. Smart fabrics (e.g., sensors and responsive), multifunctionality or having energy conserving applications such a passive cooling textile in apparel or building design are envisioned here.

Carbon transparency. With regard to measurement, it is nontrivial to capture and quantify the impact of a diverse and globally distributed industry like textiles on climate change, through its various stages of operation.

Behavior Change. Consumers, companies and governments must be motivated and empowered — to purchase, utilize and recycle properly low-carbon textiles in the marketplace, or to accept market risk, adjust business practices and track progress towards climate goals.

aPotential for emissions reduction through our innovations

Equivalent to emissions from 160 million passenger cars