The Textile Industry is not sustainable yet. Annually, over 120 million tons of textile fibres are being processed worldwide, 73% of those are man-made fibres. Over 90 % of those man-made fibres are created on a petroleum basis. A raw material that causes significant environmental damages as well in the production process, as during the use and in the end-of-life phase of the textile product.
The ITA Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University is convinced that by engaging in ground-breaking research we are able to pave the way for innovation in the textile industry. This research is partly at an early stage today, but will be crucially relevant tomorrow. The production of plastics from crude oil causes a wide range of ecological, social and economic challenges. Thus, a fundamental industrial turnaround is needed. BIOTEXFUTURE is an innovation space funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a duration of 5 years. Since November 2019, adidas and ITA have been co-leading the program. We are collaborating with industrial and scientific partners who share our vision to convert the textile value chain from petroleum-based to bio-based and strive every day to create the change needed in the textile industry.
Please find further information on our project website here.
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