Sustainable Approaches of Ozone Wash and Laser Fading Over Conventional Denim Wash

Authors

  • Md. Nahid-Ull-Islam Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh Author
  • Shah Md. Maruf Hasan Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh Author
  • Md. Kamrul Hassan Chowdhury Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh Author
  • Shahidul Islam Sakib Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh Author
  • Sabbir Ahamed Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh Author
  • Md. Abu Sayeed Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh Author
  • Mahmuda Akter Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh Author https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6730-3960

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14502/tekstilec.67.2024011

Keywords:

denim, sustainability, ozone wash, laser fading, environmental impact measurement (EIM) software

Abstract

Sustainability is highly valued in the contemporary process of washing denim. The apparel business, specifically the denim washing sector, faces significant sustainability concerns, mostly due to its contribution to water contamination and chemical waste. This study employed a range of strategies to highlight the issue of sustainability in apparel washing. This study examined the sustainability of different denim wash techniques, including ozone wash and ozone wash with laser fading, in comparison with conventional methods. Its aim was to establish the credibility of these techniques as sustainable practices by demonstrating their efficacy across various denim wash categories using environmental impact measurement (EIM) software. Environmental impact measurement evaluates the ecological consequences of apparel across four key areas: water usage, chemical usage, energy consumption during production and the impact on labour. It was observed that the methods mentioned above necessitate minimal usage of water and chemicals, resulting in reduced waste and pollution. This study included a comprehensive assessment of various aspects of apparel washing, and concluded that ozone washing and ozone wash with laser fading are advantageous methods for adopting sustainable washing.

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Author Biographies

  • Md. Nahid-Ull-Islam, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

    Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles

  • Shah Md. Maruf Hasan, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

    Assistant Professor, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles

  • Md. Kamrul Hassan Chowdhury, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

    Assistant Professor, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles,

  • Shahidul Islam Sakib, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

    Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles,

  • Sabbir Ahamed, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

    Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles

  • Md. Abu Sayeed, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

    Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles

  • Mahmuda Akter, Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

    Associate Professor,Department of Apparel Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh

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2024-06-20

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Md. Nahid-Ull-Islam, Hasan, S. M. M., Chowdhury, M. K. H., Shahidul Islam Sakib, Sabbir Ahamed, Md. Abu Sayeed, & Akter, M. (2024). Sustainable Approaches of Ozone Wash and Laser Fading Over Conventional Denim Wash. Tekstilec, 67, 104-118. https://doi.org/10.14502/tekstilec.67.2024011

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