Sustainable collection development towards greener future: Earthsavers


  • Tayfun Güven Gelişim Textile, 34522, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bahar Akarsu Gelişim Textile, 34522, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Eray Sudaşdemir Gelişim Textile, 34522, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Elçin Emekdar ITU Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design, 34437, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hatice Acikgöz-Tufan TU Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design, 34437, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Umut Kivanc Sahin 4CETEX Center of Excellence for Textiles, CETEKS, ITU ARITeknokent, 34467, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Senem Kursun Bahadir ITU Mechanical Engineering Faculty, 34437, Istanbul, Turkey



sustainable, collection, fastness, sustainable fashion, recycled materials


Nowadays, environmental awareness is more important not to damage the living environment. Sources of the Earth have been decreasing day by day due to many natural and human-induced reasons such as global warming, waste disposal, urbanization, deforestation, etc. Harm of the textile sector on the environment is high and it needs control and awareness. Raw material production, raw material selection, water usage amount, sustainability of processes, refining of wastes, recycle and reuse strategies of textile companies have a very significant effect on the environment. With this awareness, sustainable fashion is created because customer behaviors affect both design and production. In this view, all ingredients and processes turn to the most sustainable forms as much as possible. While being environmentally friendly, required performances of garments should be met to prepare the required end product. In this study, a sustainable collection whose name is Earthsavers is prepared by using recycled raw materials, natural dyestuffs, etc. Their physical and chemical performances are tested. Results of the collection are suitable for acceptance levels and it shows that a collection can be prepared with minimum harm to the environment with at least the same performances as conventional alternatives.


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Sample garment and its recycled fabrics.



How to Cite

Güven, T., Akarsu, B., Sudaşdemir, E., Emekdar, E., Acikgöz-Tufan, H., Kivanc Sahin, U., & Kursun Bahadir, S. (2022). Sustainable collection development towards greener future: Earthsavers. Communications in Development and Assembling of Textile Products, 3(2), 137-145.



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