Consumers now demand more responsible use of resources and clothing that is more environmentally friendly. The trend is pushing manufacturers to use sustainable finishes and develop fabrics and garments that are free from chemicals and made from renewable materials, in an effort to save energy and reduce waste.
The ECO ACABADOS project is researching a range of ECO technologies to develop new clothing and interior decoration fabrics to demonstrate and evaluate the advantages offered by sustainable finishes.
The expected results include completing research into the range of possibilities offered by eco technologies in the pre and post-dyeing stages using natural dyes. This will also involve the development of prototypes made from different textiles, dyed with natural dyes, some of which will be pre-treated with different sustainable technologies and others treated afterwards.A comparative study will be undertaken of the different sustainable finishing technologies available that offer real and tangible benefits, both in terms of sustainability and cost effectiveness.
The successful completion of the ECO ACABADOS project will see the development of new applications of interest to the interior design and clothing industries.
This project is funded by la Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball of the Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE, and co-funded by the EU’s ERDF, within the framework of the ERDF Programme of the Comunitat Valenciana 2014-2020.