RECYCLED TEXTILES IN SHOES: A REVIEW
Hariprriya.S M.Tech Scholar 1, Department of Fashion Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore - 641049
Dr.S.Kavitha, Assistant Professor III2, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore -641049
This essay reviews recycled textile materials used in the production of shoes. The most crucial aspect of selecting a recycled material for shoes is to turn discarded textile materials into useful applications. Additionally recognised were the materials with the best comfort qualities. As a result, this review study is useful in understanding the types of recycled textiles and manufacturing processes utilised to produce shoes.
Clothing, accessories, and footwear are all made from a wide range of materials, both synthetic and natural. Here is a closer look at the numerous varieties of textiles that are utilised in footwear. Many fibre kinds, such as cotton, wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene, rayon, and lycra, are used to make textiles for footwear. Each has a distinct appearance and set of physical characteristics, including as water absorption, stretchability, UV resistance, and colorfastness. Polyester and nylon are widely used in shoe design.
For shoes, textiles are a miraculous material. Textiles have a unique role in footwear design because of their endless array of weaves, colours, patterns, and unique characteristics. Footwear is responsible for somewhere between 16% and 32% of the total environmental damage generated by the fashion industry. Contrarily, footwear made of synthetic materials is made of plastic, while footwear made of textile materials uses a lot of water. After reaching the end of its useful life, a pair of shoes is usually disposed of in a landfill, where it may take more than a thousand years for it to disintegrate. Recycle the old textile material into usable additional apparel or footwear application to lessen the impact of both footwear and textile pollution.
The market size for sustainable footwear was estimated to be USD 7.5 billion in 2019 and is projected to increase at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2020 to 2027. Due to a number of factors, the market for eco-friendly shoes is expected to increase significantly in the near future. Increasing consumer awareness is a major driver for manufacturers to reinvent their product lines. Increasing number of youths globally, along with high spending power of this consumer segment, is projected to favour market growth throughout the forecast period.