CLIMATE & TEXTILE
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
CLIMATE & TEXTILE researchers
Design Textiles for Value, Media Lab
Kristala L. J. Prather
Material Research, Chemical Engineering
Re-think Manufacturing Technologies, Microsystems Technology Laboratories Mi
Carbon Transparency, Material Systems Laboratory
Material Research, Mechanical Engineering
Carbon Transparency, Material Science Lab
Industry Partnerships and Collaborative Programs, FIT