The textile industry is one of the largest contributors to global warming and it’s estimated to be a $3 trillion global industry. The apparel industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and remains the second largest industrial polluter, second only to oil.
The Tibetan Nomads culture of the Tibetan Plateau, is being captured of how they produce environmentally sustainable and cruelty free textiles. For example Norlha Textiles designs, produces, and sells yak textiles made by nomads on the Tibetan Plateau, one of the most remote and fragile environments on the planet.
Lidelwij Edelkoort co-founded "Talking Textiles” is an ongoing initiative to promote awareness and innovation in textiles through touring shows and educational programs. Collaborating with artisans around the world to develop links between their vanishing communities and other developed markets incorporating indigenous artisanship.