NanoTextile Sdn Bhd (NanoTextile) has recently launches second consecutive program in 2022; a textile and fashion sustainability programme – nanotextile360°, inspired by the ambitious vision of circularity in textile industry. nanotextile360° comprises of four (4) pillars for partnering stakeholders to quickly adopt, instil their respective development programmes, commercialise and exhibit products with sustainability in mind. When we talk about sustainability, we encourage partnering partners to explore all avenues created within the program that is risk-free for the industry to tackle their common pain points and possible solutions. The pain points are often the expectations from the end customers that associates with their increase in purchasing power.
“We acknowledge there’s been an increasing amount of buzz around the terms ‘sustainable’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘natural’, in everything from food to fashion. nanotextile360° is designed at a time when we’re all becoming more conscious of what we buy. By not encouraging greenwashing in particular, instead we encourage business partners to innovate to absorb the rising interest in sustainability amongst young consumers. I think it has become our passion to spread this awareness and it has coupled with our evolving responsibilities in retail industry. Ours and consumers’ too.” Dr. Thomas Ong, CEO of NanoTextile said.
The programme adopts the “sand castle” design and build philosophy; aligning well with each and every four pillars of nanotextile360°.
- Building the foundation: Knowledge and Design – Embracing technology and current advancement into fundamentals of design. nanotextile360° aims to work in collaboration with designers and fashion institutes with common ambition to merge.
- Groom and grow: Development – Finding the next breakthrough of new solutions. nanotextile360° aims to jointly research and develop new materials as alternatives to consumables and fibres in textile manufacturing.
- Showcase: Gallery and Exhibition – Building a culture based on what we understand about textiles. nanotextile360° aims to have a sustainable approach on everything we do – from yarn to fabric production to apparels.
- To the market: Commercial – Adding value of technology for boosted commercial impact in your businesses. nanotextile360° aims to enhance new product range creation through enhanced technology adoption
Just recently, NanoTextile has kickstarted the nanotextile360° initiative with Taylor’s University, the leading private university in Malaysia and South East Asia. They are the first strategic partner named for this programme to uplift industry collaboration towards sustainable fashion in fashion design technology degree offered by Taylor’s Design School. It is a common goal to ultimately infuse the academic module with technological and sustainability elements
with potentials to commercialize and exhibit technological knowledge in the ever-evolving textile and fashion industry.
The textile sustainability programme aims to complement the fashion design degree in Taylor’s University. It is aspired to also work with existing clients and stakeholders in promoting sustainability in an integrated manner and build constant capabilities in sustainability awareness from fabric to packaging.
Thomas adds, “Sustainability in textile is more than just apparels. It is an overarching terminology in moderating fast fashion and social issues resultant from it. nanotextile360° aims to interconnect its initiative pillars and approach; each pillar would be independently self-sustainable – creating a closed-loop execution. Understanding the industry has to start somewhere in this demand and supply correlation interdependency.”