Textile waste generation is growing exponentially in India owing to it's growing economy, demand for domestic consumption and mills exporting garments.
Textile Industry is almost the most essential consumer goods industry. However it is also accused of being one of the most polluting industries. Not only production but consumption of textile also produces waste. Non hazardous Textile Waste at Industrial level generally includes fibers, yarn, cut off fabric pieces, defective fabrics with construction, extra fabric cutting, contributed by various industries and factories at large. 10-15% of waste produced by textile industries is hazardous and the generation of hazardous wastes is increasing at the rate of 2-5% per year.