Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

Implementing Sustainable Thinking and Acting into Design- and Textile Education-A Holistic and Interdisciplinary Learning Model

Submission: February 03, 2018; Published: February 15, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2018.01.000510

ISSN: 2578-0271
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The textile and clothing industry in Germany is the second largest consumer goods industry after the food industry with an annual turnover of 27 billion Euros (see BMWI 2017). Germans buy an average of about 28kg of textiles per year and it gets more and more [1]. In the course of this development of the associated socalled “fast fashion”, the clothing industry is increasingly becoming involved in innumerable ecological, economic and social grievances and disasters in the countries of manufacture. Such as, for example, the collapse of the Rana Plaza in 2013 in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,000 people and injured more than 2,000 [2].

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