World Ozone Day is not the need of the hour. It is a perpetual need of humanity. World Ozone Day is observed on September 16, every year to augment awareness regarding ozone depletion, and the exigency to take appropriate measures to reduce the same to a bare minimum.
While save environment has become a global notion, ozone depletion is one of the flag-bearing issues in this bucket. The ozone layer, in layman terms, is the protective shield of gas that absorbs the ultraviolet rays emanating from the sun. This guardian ozone layer is disappearing due to hazardous human activities emitting deadly gases into the air. If this situation persists, the disappearance of the ozone layer means the inception of numerous skin diseases and sweltering temperatures that has the ability to end human race once and for all.
This year, in 2021, the theme for World Ozone Day is “Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool”. Montreal protocol is a formal multilateral environmental agreement that fosters the minimization in the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances in the environment.
Fashion Industry as a Supporting Medium
In this context, every thriving industry in the world is working to reducing pollution in return to save the ozone layer. Textile industry for instance has been the face of profuse pro-environmental steps to play the role of a supporting role responsibly. With sustainable fashion becoming the headline of multifarious fashion designers and magazines, textile industry also has sprung into action.
With an objective to reduce pollution, textile industry largely promotes the use of natural and azo-free dyes, organic fibers in their coating, finishing, dyeing and printing processes. In the same lines, new dyeing technologies and innovation have reduced the water consumption levels to half the rate in major textile processing countries like India, China and Bangladesh.
Moving to leather industry, this magnanimous business also bears the brunt of emitting copious levels of harmful chemicals. As an alternative, eco-friendly chemicals are being used in places of sulfides and surfactants.
Mending the Processes of Interior Design
Interior design industry on the other hand is no exception in its efforts to save environment. Simple atone in the process of interior design has proved effective. For instance, cutting down on paints that have low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content improves the quality of interiors along with ensuring a safe environment. Turning to sustainable materials like bamboo, cane and other green elements have made substantial success in reducing ozone depletion.
World Ozone Day is an annual reminder for quarters across the globe to pause for a minute and retrospect about the environment we live in. JD Institute of Fashion Technology pledges to take appropriate measures and equip our students with necessary expertise about building a sustainable environment in the numerous design courses it offers.