“Fashion” your own environment - but not so "Fast"
3 Techies Banter #3TBJuly 15, 202300:49:06

“Fashion” your own environment - but not so "Fast"

The history of clothing mirrors the progress of human civilisation. Unwittingly, we use a slew of textile metaphors in our daily lives. We comment on "threads"; we "seamlessly" integrate x with y; we "weave" through traffic as technology touches every "fabric" of our lives. Fascinating? However, in recent times, fashion has fallen into disrepute. Dyeing and finishing alone are responsible for 3% of global CO2 emissions and over 20% of global water pollution. And 2,700 litres of water are needed to make just one t-shirt, which would be enough for one person to drink for 900 days. And let us not even get started with fast fashion. So can technology help solve this? Rajesh Narkar, an industry veteran, joins this episode to help us navigate this world of runaways and glamour to find possible answers. DM us your responses on Insta or YouTube or at 3TB@unblox.com.

The history of clothing mirrors the progress of human civilisation. Unwittingly, we use a slew of textile metaphors in our daily lives. We comment on "threads"; we "seamlessly" integrate x with y; we "weave" through traffic as technology touches every "fabric" of our lives. Fascinating?

However, in recent times, fashion has fallen into disrepute. Dyeing and finishing alone are responsible for 3% of global CO2 emissions and over 20% of global water pollution. And 2,700 litres of water are needed to make just one t-shirt, which would be enough for one person to drink for 900 days. And let us not even get started with fast fashion.

So can technology help solve this? Rajesh Narkar, an industry veteran, joins this episode to help us navigate this world of runaways and glamour to find possible answers. 

DM us your responses on Insta or YouTube or at 3TB@unblox.com.