Ep 27 – Green Talks with Panchtatwa Girl, Feat. Soumya from Dwij
“Fashion Can Be A Universal Player In Protecting The Planet”
Textile recycling is the process of recovering fiber, yarn, or fabric and reprocessing the textile material into useful products. Textile waste products are gathered from different sources and are then sorted and processed depending on their condition, composition, and resale value. Re-using the existing fibers and textiles reduces the need for newly manufactured fibers. This saves water, energy, dyes, and chemicals, which results in less pollution.
Whenever I talk of reusing fabric, one garment that satisfies this need is denim. As it’s rough, durable, and long-lasting. Denim as an essential piece continues to be timeless. As one of the textiles that have influenced popular culture and fashion, denim has been present everywhere from formal occasions and informal gatherings to travel adventures and staying close to home, as well as in times of war and peace. The influence of denim has been so vast that it has defined the contributions of various generations to musical genres, visual arts, political movements, and cultural movements. Its evolution is intriguing, and its function is constantly shifting.
But as every piece of clothing has age, so do denim and our jeans. So what can we do after we are bored with our jeans? Throw away? Reuse? Donate? Try to give it a second life. Well, so to see a denim makeover today on green tatwa talks we have Soumya from Dwij products.
Dwij was founded to address the ills of fast fashion by providing inclusive growth for society, through upcycling. Soumya is the creative mind behind Dwij products. Dwij – dwij” (द्वि = Twice, ज = Born), means second life in Sanskrit. They upcycle post-consumer jeans and post-industrial fabrics to make upcycled products.
The average lifetime of a garment is estimated to be for a period of three years. After that time period, they are thrown away as old clothes. Even useful garments are discarded as they are no longer fashionable, or desirable. A report states that more than one million tones of textiles are condemned every year. Huge quantities of old clothing end up in landfill instead of being recycled and reused.
But when creative and thoughtful minds like Soumya create Dwij products and help us recycle our old garments they are not just doing a noble cause but helping our planet to breathe a bit more.
An upcoming word, Sustainable fashion, is important to creating a better future and a better fashion industry. Sustainable fashion brands play a necessary role in shaping how the fashion industry can improve its practices, reduce environmental harm, and support garment workers. Popular parts of sustainable fashion include:
- Ethical Fashion: Production, Working conditions, fair trade.
- Circular Fashion: Recycling, Upcycling, Thrifting.
- Slow Fashion: Sharing, Renting,
- Conscious Fashion: Eco-friendly, green fashion.
There are many ways to recycle clothes, depending on their condition, from donating to composting to upcycling. There are many ways to recycle clothes, depending on their condition, from donating to composting to upcycling.
“Waste Isn’t Waste Until We Waste It”
In this episode of the green tatwa talks, Soumya from Dwij joins us to share her journey of denim repurposing. They upcycle post-consumer jeans and post-industrial fabrics to make upcycled products. Join #PanchTatwaGirl and Soumya from Dwij Products. Check out the versatile collection on Dwij’s Instagram page and get your denim a new look.
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