Golf Magazine

Responsible Products

By Golfrefugees

According to a report by the Congressional Research Service, 85.9 million metric tons of textiles were produced in 2011. China dominates the production of textiles, accounting for 63 percent of global output, followed by India and the United States. Globalized and outsourced textile manufacturing is a major cause of water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and exploitative labor practices.
Designers are urged to stop buying material from manufacturers who aren’t taking steps to reduce their environmental impact, but they can’t do it by themselves. A lot of the fabric makers don’t feel it’s commercially feasible to create responsible products.

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