Environmental Impact of Fabric
Whatever we consume has to be manufactured. To manufacture anything we need raw materials. These raw materials could either be procured from nature or be synthesized i.e. man-made.
The cotton-based fabric uses cotton, which is derived from plants. These are environment-friendly when compared with their artificial counterparts like Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polyester.
Processing cotton to make fabric emits far fewer pollutants as compared to emissions that occur while producing and processing these synthetic materials.
Moreover, cotton being a natural compound is biodegradable. Whereas the other materials are artificial polymer-based compounds, which take centuries to decompose. Till the decomposition takes place, they remain a pollutant- in water and soil.
This must guide our decision-making as to which fabrics to manufacture and consume.
The fact, however, remains that even though cotton processing has a lesser impact on the environment, but still it is there. Hence, making sturdy and durable products will reduce the requirement for manufacturing and consumption. On this principle, we aim at building sturdy, durable, and high-quality tarps that last long, very long. These actually turn out to be cheaper, because of the number of years they serve you, as compared to the fragile plastic tarps that might look cheap but won’t even last a whole season!
How are we doing our bit for the environment?
We have taken 2 conscious decisions:
1. To reduce the environmental impact by choosing raw materials wisely. It majorly involves the choice of fabric. Most of our product range is made using cotton. The other material that we use is polyester, for being the lesser of all the evil in the world of polymers.
2. To make the products durable & rugged, to reduce the need for producing and consuming more.
While the Indian tarpaulin scene is filled with cheap quality plastic tarpaulins that are fragile, non-durable, ineffective and harmful for our country’s environment, we have resolved to roll out high quality, durable, purposeful tarpaulins at minimal profit margins, and thus to bring about a revolution in the way we Indians buy, use and perceive a tarpaulin!