Journal ID : AMA-09-03-2022-11191
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 03]
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Abstract :

Apparel industry is accused of being one of the most polluting industries. Not only production but consumption of garments also produces waste. The waste can be categorized as pre and post apparel waste. Pre apparel waste is manufacturing waste which is usually clean waste. Generally pre- apparel manufacturing waste comprises of damaged fabrics, edge trimmings, layout and cutting leftovers. Post apparel waste results from the finished garments which consist of quality rejects, garments damaged during storage, transportation and unsold apparel that the retailer no longer requires and decides to discard, either because they are damaged or have gone out of fashion. Therefore, the present research was conducted in Hisar district of Haryana state to study the existing upcycling practices of respondents for pre and post apparel waste. Fifty respondents were selected purposively from different areas to collect information regarding existing upcycling practices for pre and post apparel waste. All the respondents were engaged in tailoring activities stitching female garments and 74 per cent of them were also stitching children garments. All the respondents possessed pre apparel waste in the form of cutting leftovers and post-apparel waste in the form of rejected and damaged garments. All women upcycled pre-apparel waste i.e. layout or cutting leftovers small and large fabric pieces for repairs and alterations of garments followed by 84 per cent women who sold pre-apparel waste to rug weavers. Major problems faced by the respondents while upcycling pre and post apparel waste was lack of knowledge regarding construction, embellishment & designing techniques while the least faced problem was financial constraints.

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