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Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles
Author : Rajkishore Nayak
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
Release Date : 2019-10
ISBN 10 : 0081028679
Pages : 394 pages

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles combines the latest academic research and industrial practices to shed light on a wide range of activities that influence how the textiles industry affects the natural environment. Pressure from regulators, customers and other stakeholders has pressed companies to translate general sustainability concepts and ideas into business practices. This is leading to improvements in how the industry consumes water, electricity and chemicals, and to a reduction in the amount of waste generated by textile processes. This book groups approaches to these topics under four themes, fiber, yarn and fabric production, chemical processing, garment manufacturing and recycling. Addresses sustainability challenges that occur throughout the supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials, to recycling finished products Provides introductions to sustainability--both in general and within the textiles industry--making this topic accessible for readers of all backgrounds Compares the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to sustainability, helping readers avoid pitfalls when devising their own strategies

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-09-13
ISBN 10 : 981102474X
Pages : 83 pages

This is the first book to deal with the innovative technologies in the field of textiles and clothing sustainability. It details a number of sustainable and innovative technologies and highlights their implications in the clothing sector. There are currently various measures to achieve sustainability in the textiles and the clothing industry, including innovations in the manufacturing stage, which is the crux of this book.

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-08-10
ISBN 10 : 9811021317
Pages : 95 pages

This is the first book to introduce and explain the concept of sustainable consumption with reference to the clothing sector. It uses various case studies to detail sustainable consumption behavior in the industry. Consumption is a key issue and is a major driver when it comes to sustainability in any industry, including clothing sector. Several studies which have highlighted the need for sustainable consumption in the clothing sector are discussed in this book.

Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains
Author : André Matthes,Katja Beyer,Holger Cebulla,Marlen Gabriele Arnold,Anton Schumann
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2020-10-24
ISBN 10 : 3030220184
Pages : 453 pages

This book illustrates key sustainability issues in global textile and fashion value chains, by examining individual types of fibers either at a single step in or along the entire value chain. It approaches sustainability-related issues in the textile and fashion value chain from an interdisciplinary and holistic viewpoint, with each contribution linking questions on the textile and fashion value chain to various drivers, indicators and concepts of sustainability. Each chapter represents a single step in the textile and fashion value chain, exploring and considering a wide range of interwoven and interdependent technological, environmental, social, political and economic aspects. Various fibers, textile engineering and chemical treatment steps, as well as innovative business concepts and regulatory frameworks across the entire textile and fashion value chain are identified, analyzed, discussed and critically evaluated. The book provides a systematic overview of the potential and challenges of sustainable textile and fashion value chains, making it of interest to practitioners and scientists in sustainability science, environmental economics, and business, management and innovation. Further, it offers a valuable source of information for industrial and mechanical engineering researchers, and for students in the areas of textile engineering, fashion, or the apparel and clothing industry.

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles
Author : Kate Fletcher
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2012-05-04
ISBN 10 : 1136555668
Pages : 212 pages

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic, engaging and forward-looking picture, drawing on ideas of systems thinking, human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as knowledge of materials. The book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each of these chapters is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.

Sustainable Technologies for Textile Wastewater Treatments
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release Date : 2021-04-01
ISBN 10 : 0323858309
Pages : 292 pages

Sustainable Technologies for Textile Wastewater Treatments takes on this complex and environmentally crucial issue by providing comprehensive coverage on new technologies and practices. Sections provide technical detail and instruction on cutting-edge technologies, including innovative industrial uses of nanotechnology and waste biomass. In addition, case studies are provided on different textile wastewater treatment plants, hence showing their full practical context. Specific areas of discussion include zero liquid discharge, nanomaterials, adsorption, and advanced oxidization processes (AOP). Appropriate case studies from textile wastewater treatment plants are included to help illustrate key points. Other sections cover the cost of these methods, before highlighting effective low-cost options. This book will be of use to researchers with an interest in textile sustainability or wastewater treatment, although sustainability managers or lifecycle assessment professionals in the textiles and fashion sector will find the book very impactful to their work. Provides detailed, technical information on wastewater remediation methods, including zero liquid discharge, nanomaterials, adsorption and advanced oxidization processes (AOP) Includes case studies from textile wastewater treatment plants Outlines the cost of these methods and highlights effective, low-cost options

Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2015-04-28
ISBN 10 : 9781482299373
Pages : 556 pages

A hot-button societal issue, sustainability has become a frequently heard term in every industrial segment. Sustainability in apparel production is a vast topic and it has many facets. Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production covers all aspects of sustainable apparel production including the raw materials employed, sustainable manufacturing processes, and environmental as well as social assessments of apparel production. The book highlights the environmental and social impacts of apparel and its assessment. It explores the complexities involved in implementing sustainable measures in the massive supply chain of apparel production. The discussion then turns to sustainability and consumption behavior of the apparel industry and the assessment of sustainability aspects and parameters. The text details technologies that can pave the way toward sustainability in production and closes with coverage of design aspects, particularly sustainable design/eco design and new approaches to fashion sustainability. A vast and complex topic, sustainability in apparel production has many faces and facets. With contributions from an international panel of experts, this book unites all the elements, including very minute details, and supports them with detailed and interesting case studies. It gives you a framework for moving towards sustainability.

Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu,Miguel Angel Gardetti
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2020-05-25
ISBN 10 : 3030379299
Pages : 321 pages

This book is part of a five-volume set that explores sustainability in textile industry practices globally. Case studies are provided that cover the theoretical and practical implications of sustainable textile issues, including environmental footprints of textile manufacturing, consumer behavior, eco-design in clothing and apparels, supply chain sustainability, the chemistry of textile manufacturing, waste management and textile economics. The set will be of interest to researchers, engineers, industrialists, R&D managers and students working in textile chemistry, economics, materials science, and sustainable consumption and production. This volume discusses novel trends and concepts in sustainable textile design, including innovative topics such as doodling and upcycling in clothing and apparel design for sustainable fashion initiatives. Along with strategies for repurposing fashion sustainability, the book also covers university interventions for the development of proper and environmentally friendly design practices. Specific technologies addressed include UV applications, laser treatments for dyeing, refined surface design techniques for products such as leather.

Sustainable Apparel
Author : Richard Blackburn
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release Date : 2015-08-28
ISBN 10 : 1782423575
Pages : 288 pages

Sustainability is an issue that increasingly concerns all those involved in the apparel industry, including textile manufacturers, apparel designers, retailers and consumers. This important book covers recent advances and novel technologies in the key areas of production, processing and recycling of apparel. Part One addresses sustainable finishing and dyeing processes for textiles. The first two chapters concentrate on the environmental impact of fabric finishing, including water consumption, emissions and waste management. Further chapters focus on plasma and enzymatic treatments for sustainable textile processing, and the potential for improving the sustainability of dyeing technologies. Part Two covers issues of design, retail and recycling, and includes discussions of public attitudes towards sustainability in fashion, methods of measuring apparel sustainability and social trends in the re-use of apparel. Reviews sustainable finishing and dyeing processes for textiles Addresses social attitudes towards and methods for measuring sustainability in the apparel industry and retail sectors Covers recycling of apparel

Sustainability in the Textile Industry
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-10-14
ISBN 10 : 9811026394
Pages : 147 pages

This book examines in detail key aspects of sustainability in the textile industry, especially environmental, social and economic sustainability in the textiles and clothing sector. It highlights the various faces and facets of sustainability and their implications for textiles and the clothing sector.

Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2014-06-02
ISBN 10 : 9812870652
Pages : 355 pages

This book covers the elements involved in achieving sustainability in the textiles and clothing sector. The chapters covered in different volumes of this series title aim to cover all the distinctive areas earmarked for achieving sustainable development in the textile and clothing industry. This first volume is dedicated to the initial phases of life cycle, i.e. raw materials and manufacturing phases of textile products. This book aims to cover the sustainable raw materials, technologies and processing methods to achieve sustainable textile products. There are plenty of raw materials available today to cater the needs of sustainable textiles and apparels including organic materials, recycled and biodegradable raw materials for textile applications. Similarly, many innovative methods to process textile materials to achieve sustainability in the supply chain along with various processing technologies to manufacture textile products sustainably. This first volume covers the titles of these areas in a comprehensive way.

Waste Management in the Fashion and Textile Industries
Author : Rajkishore Nayak,Asis Patnaik
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release Date : 2021-01-18
ISBN 10 : 012818759X
Pages : 358 pages

Waste Management in the Textiles Industry explores and explains the latest technologies and best practices for an integrated approach to the management and treatment of wastes generated in this industry. Provides a strong technological analysis of the manufacturing supply chain, including spinning, fabric production, finishing, garment manufacture, and the packaging of clothing Explains how textile technology perspectives feed into management decision-making about sustainability Addresses the industry’s impact on air and water quality and landfill waste