Term of the Week: Permaculture

Each week Printwear turns to industry experts to learn more about the terms used in the apparel and apparel decoration industry, as well as the business realm. Contact Printwear's digital content editor, Alexandria Arroyo, if you're interested in the opportunity to be featured. 

Permaculture is a term that refers to sustainable practices. It is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. According to, permaculture is an “ecological, holistic, and sustainable design system and philosophy for human living spaces.” Permacultures have been successfully used in the textile industry to cool shops without the use of traditional air conditioning.