Chair for Sustainability and Textile Innovation project


CSTI Project

The goal of modern civilization is to act and practice responsibly with the resources present and already have in circulation, while not ignoring the environment and people. The key is sustainability, where the environment and society are in harmony with a balanced and resilient economy. In 1987, sustainability was defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” by the United Nations Brundtland Commission. As the world recognizes the imperative of sustainability, and one effective approach is integrating it into educational curricula. As part of this effort, the German-Bangladesh Higher Education Network for Sustainable Textiles (HEST) was initiated to address the inadequacy of sustainability-related topics in the existing textile engineering syllabus.