In considering the environmental impact of textiles, there’s no way to avoid microfibers. Hohenstein has been at the forefront of this research since 2016.
- Measure the mass of shed material using filtration according to the University of Leeds/The Microfibre Consorium (UoL/TMC) Method
- Quantify fiber count, attributes and size distribution using Hohenstein’s method for Dynamic Image Analysis (DIA)
- Near future: Determine the microplastics’ chemical composition using Hohenstein’s method for laser-based infrared spectroscopy (LD-IR)
- Quantified status quo for informed development or claim verification
- Identification and analysis of fiber-based microparticles
- Independent verification of sustainability efforts
Reduce environmental impact and comply with industry standards (ZDHC, OEKO-TEX®, etc.) by thoroughly testing wastewater from textile production.
Transparently document and certify your environmental impact reduction efforts.
Use controlled soil burial test to test the extent to which your textiles and textile products are biodegradable.
Ensure that organic cotton has not been genetically modified.