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Sustainable Fibres and Textiles

Sustainable Fibres and Textiles
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-29
  • Total pages :420
  • ISBN : 9780081020425
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Summary : Sustainable Fibres and Textiles provides a whole-lifecycle approach to the subject of sustainable textiles, from fiber production, through manufacturing and low-energy care and recycling. The scientific, industrial, regulatory and social aspects of this lifecycle are explored by an expert author team who bring global perspectives to this important subject. The first part of the book provides detailed coverage of the sustainable production of textiles, with chapters devoted to each of the main fiber types, including new biosynthetic fibers, such as textiles produced from Polylactic Acid (PLA). The second part examines sustainable production methods, focusing on low carbon production technologies and sustainable, low-pollution methods of processing and dyeing fabrics. The final sections explore the benefits of textiles designed to enable low-energy fabric care via both finishes used to treat the fabric and better care labelling. Re-use and recycling options are also covered, as are ethical aspects, such as fair trade fabrics. Presents an integrated understanding of sustainability through the whole supply-chain – from agriculture, through manufacturing and fabric care, to recycling Teachers users how to make optimal choices of fiber and manufacturing technologies to achieve the sustainable production of high-quality apparel and other textile products Provides a wider understanding of emerging regulatory frameworks that will shape the future of sustainable textiles

Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres

Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres
  • Author : Richard Blackburn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-11-30
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781845690991
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Summary : With increasing concerns regarding the effect the textile industry is having on the environment, more and more textile researchers, producers and manufacturers are looking to biodegradable and sustainable fibres as an effective way of reducing the impact textiles have on the environment. The emphasis in Biodegradable and sustainable fibres is on textiles that are beneficial by their biodegradation and come from sustainable sources. Biodegradable and sustainable fibres opens with a discussion of microbial processes in fibre degradation. It then moves on to discuss the major fibre types, including bast fibres, alginates, cellulose and speciality biodegradable fibres, such as lyocell, poly(lactic acid) and poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s. The development of synthetic silks is covered along with biodegradable natural fibre composites, nonwovens, and geotextiles. The final chapter looks at the history and future of soya bean protein fibres. Biodegradable and sustainable fibres is a comprehensive monograph providing essential reference for anyone interested in the area and environmental issues relating to textiles including fibre and textile scientists and students, textile technologists, manufacturers, and forensic specialists in industry and academia. Indispensable new book on this hot topic Discusses the major fibre types, inlcuding bast fibres Looks at biodegradable and sustainable fibres as an effective way of reducing the harm disposed textiles have on the environment

Sustainable Textiles

Sustainable Textiles
  • Author : Richard Blackburn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-19
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781845696948
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Summary : Environmental issues are playing an increasingly important role in the textile industry, both from the point of view of government regulation and consumer expectations. Sustainable textiles reviews ways of achieving more sustainable materials and technologies as well as improving recycling in the industry. The first part of the book discusses ways of improving sustainability at various points in the supply chain. Chapters discuss how sustainability can be integrated into textile design, ensuring more sustainable production of both natural and synthetic fibres, improving sustainability in processes such as dyeing as well as more environmentally-friendly technologies including enzyme and plasma technologies. The second part of the book reviews consumer perceptions of recycled textiles, eco-labelling, organic textiles and the use of recycled materials in textile products. With a distinguished editor and an impressive range of international contributors, Sustainable textiles is an important reference for the textile industry and those researching this important topic. Reviews government regulations and consumer expectations about environmental impact on the textiles industry Discusses ways of achieving more sustainable materials and technologies as well as textiles recycling Examines how sustainability can be integrated into textile design, production and processes

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles
  • Author : Rajkishore Nayak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-01
  • Total pages :394
  • ISBN : 9780081028681
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Summary : 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

Sustainable Innovations in Textile Fibres

Sustainable Innovations in Textile Fibres
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-08
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : 9789811085789
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Summary : This book highlights the innovations in textile fibres, that is the starting point of the supply chain. There are numerous innovations made in terms of making the existing fibres sustainable and also to discover new sustainable fibres. This book deals with those innovative sustainable textile fibres in detail. It also presents an overview of various current textile fibres, their issues associated with sustainability and how new, sustainable fibres overcome those issues. Finally it discusses the challenges and implications of these sustainable fibres on technical and economic fronts.

Fashion Fibers

Fashion Fibers
  • Author : Annie Gullingsrud
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-09
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9781501306648
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Summary : Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability provides a holistic overview of the environmental impacts of fibers at each stage of the product lifecycle and offers guidance on how make sustainble design decisions.

Sustainable Fibres for Fashion Industry

Sustainable Fibres for Fashion Industry
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu,Miguel Angel Gardetti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-22
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 9789811005664
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Summary : This book covers all sustainable fibres applicable in the fashion sector. It addresses the importance of these fibres in the fashion sector with the context of sustainability. This book, the first of its kind, addresses all the minute details pertaining to these fibres and connects these fibres with the world of sustainable fashion. It stresses the importance of having these fibres on board in developing sustainable apparels, as fibres play a major role as the starting point in the life cycle of apparel.

Sustainable Fibres for Fashion Industry

Sustainable Fibres for Fashion Industry
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu,Miguel Angel Gardetti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-23
  • Total pages :162
  • ISBN : 9789811005220
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Summary : This book covers all sustainable fibres applicable in the fashion sector and discusses their importance in the context of sustainability. It is the first of its kind to address all the minute details pertaining to these fibres and to connect these fibres with the world of sustainable fashion. It stresses their importance in developing sustainable apparel, since fibres play a major role as the starting point in the life cycle of clothing.

Ecotextiles

Ecotextiles
  • Author : M Miraftab,A. Richard Horrocks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01-30
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781845693039
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Summary : This book includes a carefully-chosen and edited selection of 23 papers from the Ecotextile 2004 Conference held at the University of Bolton. Ecotextiles is divided into five main parts. Part one deals with recycling and use of waste as raw materials in such areas as clothing and carpet manufacture. Part two discusses sustainability and eco-design with papers on improved design, use of sustainable fibres and manufacturing techniques. Part three reviews sustainable development and renewables, including discussion of topics such as composites made from textile waste. Part four considers waste management in such areas as dyeing and effluent treatment. The final part of the book assesses novel technologies, including new fibres and finishing techniques. As pressure from governments and consumers continues to grow, Ecotextiles is a valuable reference for the textile industry on best practice in sustainable production. A key guide to best practice in sustainable production Includes expert reviews of current developments in recycling, sustainable production and process optimisation Assesses novel technologies, including new fibres and finishing techniques

Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains

Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains
  • Author : André Matthes,Katja Beyer,Holger Cebulla,Marlen Gabriele Arnold,Anton Schumann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-24
  • Total pages :453
  • ISBN : 9783030220181
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Summary : 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.

Handbook of Sustainable Textile Production

Handbook of Sustainable Textile Production
  • Author : Marion I Tobler-Rohr
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-27
  • Total pages :520
  • ISBN : 9780857092861
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Summary : Textile products are produced, distributed, sold and used worldwide. A quantitative assessment of sustainability in the textile manufacturing chain is therefore extremely important. The Handbook of sustainable textile production is a compilation of technical, economical, and environmental data from the various processes in this chain. This authoritative reference work provides a detailed study of the sustainable development of textiles. The book opens with an introduction to the topic. Chapters define the principles of sustainability and its use in legislation and industry before going on to investigate the impact of textiles throughout the supply chain, starting with the raw fibre through to fabric production, consumption and disposal. Textile process technology and methods for specifying quality and functions in textile products in order to reduce textile waste and improve sustainability are also examined. A series of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) carried out in the European textile industry are investigated. These studies comprise a range of processes from cotton growing, spinning and weaving to the recycling of textiles. The book concludes with a discussion on sustainable textiles from a product development and marketing perspective. With an internationally recognised expert author, the Handbook of sustainable textile production is a valuable reference tool for academics and students as well as for companies across the textile supply chain concerned with developing a sustainable environment, from fibre manufactures and designers to regulatory bodies. A detailed, quantitative assessment of the sustainable development of textiles Provides a useful compilation of technical, economical, and environmental data from various processes in the textile manufacturing chain Chapters define the principles of sustainability and its use in legislation and industry, textile process technology, the impact of textiles throughout the supply chain, raw fibre through to fabric production, consumption and disposal

Sustainability in the Textile Industry

Sustainability in the Textile Industry
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-14
  • Total pages :147
  • ISBN : 9789811026393
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Summary : 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.

Sustainable Innovations in Recycled Textiles

Sustainable Innovations in Recycled Textiles
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-06
  • Total pages :82
  • ISBN : 9789811085154
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Summary : This book highlights the environmental and economic benefits of recycling in textiles and fashion; vis-a-vis virgin textiles. Recycling plays an inevitable part when it comes to sustainable innovations in textiles and fashion sector. As basic information pertaining to the benefits, challenges of recycling in textiles are discussed to the sufficient extent in the literature, this book deals with the innovative at the same time, sustainable products made from the recycled textiles.

Fundamentals of Natural Fibres and Textiles

Fundamentals of Natural Fibres and Textiles
  • Author : Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-15
  • Total pages :450
  • ISBN : 012821483X
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Summary : The textile industry is focused in its search for alternative green fibres with the aim of providing high-quality products which are fully recyclable and biodegradable. Natural textile materials from renewable sources play an increasingly important role in the industry due to their unique properties and functionality over synthetic fibres, as well as their sustainability. Natural and Renewable Textile Materials: Volume I - Fundamentals of Natural Fibres and Textiles covers all the fundamental and basic information about natural fibres and textiles. Many different fibres are covered from their origin, through processing, properties, and applications. The latest methods for characterisation and testing of natural fibres are all addressed with reference to cutting edge industry trends. This uniquely comprehensive approach to the topic provides the ideal entry point to natural fibres for textile and clothing scientists, engineers, designers, researchers, students, and manufacturers of such products. Explains the characteristics of natural fibres to show how they compare to synthetic fibres for a range of purposes Provides an overview of the environmental impact of the processing of fibres, and how this create industrial waste Covers a wide range of natural fibres in detail, from traditional silk and wool to electrospun biopolymers Provides an update information and technologies on how to design and functionalize the natural fibres for the development of new products

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles
  • Author : Miguel Angel Gardetti,Ana Laura Torres
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-08
  • Total pages :415
  • ISBN : 9781351277587
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Summary : There is no doubt that the textile industry – the production of clothing, fabrics, thread, fibre and related products – plays a significant part in the global economy. It also frequently operates with disregard to its environmental and social impacts. The textile industry uses large quantities of water and outputs large quantities of waste. As for social aspects, many unskilled jobs have disappeared in regions that rely heavily on these industries. Another serious and still unresolved problem is the flexibility textile industry companies claim to need. Faced with fierce international competition, they are increasingly unable to offer job security. This is without even considering the informal-sector work proliferating both in developing and developed countries. Child labour persists within this sector despite growing pressure to halt it.Fashion demands continuous consumption. In seeking to own the latest trends consumers quickly come to regard their existing garments as inferior, if not useless. "Old" items become unwanted as quickly as new ones come into demand. This tendency towards disposability results in the increased use of resources and thus the accelerated accumulation of waste. It is obvious to many that current fashion industry practices are in direct competition with sustainability objectives; yet this is frequently overlooked as a pressing concern.It is, however, becoming apparent that there are social and ecological consequences to the current operation of the fashion industry: sustainability in the sector has been gaining attention in recent years from those who believe that it should be held accountable for the pressure it places on the individual, as well as its contribution to increases in consumption and waste disposal.This book takes a wide-screen approach to the topic, covering, among other issues: sustainability and business management in textile and fashion companies; value chain management; use of materials; sustainable production processes; fashion, needs and consumption; disposal; and innovation and design.The book will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the global fashion business.

Performance of Home Textiles

Performance of Home Textiles
  • Author : Subrata Das
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :343
  • ISBN : 9789385059810
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Summary : This book provides an overview of the types of fibres used in home textiles and the key issues relating to product development, industry standards, regulatory aspects, and evaluation systems. An understanding of these topics can assist the designer or manufacturer in developing product performance and quality in line with the value addition and to maintain the basic concept underlying in green consumerism. The books emphasis is on how to achieve the commercial success of the desired end product through knowledge of the key markets producing various home textiles, scope of development through sustainable and eco-friendly fibres, evaluation systems and above all safety aspects and environmental regulations.

A Novel Green Treatment for Textiles

A Novel Green Treatment for Textiles
  • Author : Chi-wai Kan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-02
  • Total pages :311
  • ISBN : 9781439839447
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Summary : Industries worldwide have been impacted by environmental regulations, economics, and ultimately consumers, which has led to more thought about the development of sustainable products. The textile industry is no exception. The preparation, dyeing, and finishing of textile fibres requires large amounts of water and other chemicals which may be toxic or hazardous. Green chemistry along with other green technologies may now play a leading role in this process. This book emphasises the importance of plasma treatment as a green and sustainable technology. A Novel Green Treatment for Textiles: Plasma Treatment as a Sustainable Technology discusses the plasma treatment of textile fibres and its environmental, economic, and social benefits. The book reviews the general properties of textiles and provides a description of the current treatment methods typically used today. The author then introduces the concept of plasma and its application in treating textile materials. The application of plasma as a pretreatment as well as a treatment in dyeing textiles is discussed. The book summarizes the application of plasma treatment in the printing and finishing of textiles. Also explored is the concept of sustainability and its role in the development of plasma treatments in textile wet processing. The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry are incorporated throughout the book.

Textiles for Sustainable Development

Textiles for Sustainable Development
  • Author : Rajesh D. Anandjiwala
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :435
  • ISBN : 1600215599
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Summary : This book covers the following themes and cross-cutting research and development activities: Agronomy, economics and market trends for the production of natural fibres; Synthetic and natural fibres, their properties, processing and applications; Properties, performance and primary processing of natural fibres; Textile and clothing production processes and properties; Nanotechnology applications in fibres, textiles and clothing; Comfort and health related applications of textiles; World trade and marketing of fibres, textiles and clothing; Modern and innovative textile processing techniques and technologies.

Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries

Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu,Miguel Angel Gardetti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03-31
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9783030380137
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Summary : 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 explores some alternative synthetic raw materials resulting from the recycling and regeneration of renewable textile fibers, and how these sustainable green-based composites can contribute to improved ecological and human health. The book offers insights into the impacts of human-made fibers and microfiber pollution, and how biodegradable material sourcing can help to curb harmful environmental impacts from these practices and achieve clothing and apparel sustainability.

Sustainability in Denim

Sustainability in Denim
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-06-12
  • Total pages :372
  • ISBN : 9780081020449
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Summary : Sustainability in Denim provides the latest information on sustainable fabrics and practices. From cotton farming, to manufacture and end of life disposal, denim has extensive effects on the environment, inclusive of water consumption and contamination, destruction of large-scale ecosystems and transportation pollution. Additionally, recent developments in the manufacture of denim, such as the use of textiles, including elastane and polyester, have led to limitations in the high end recycling of denim. This book includes an introduction covering the history, manufacture and lifecycle of denim. It deals with the sustainability aspects of denim by addressing three important pillars of sustainability, the environmental, social and economic aspects, that when combined, present a unique approach in comparison to other books on the topic. The book primarily uses case studies to examine sustainability challenges throughout the denim lifecycle, and to evaluate new green initiatives and recycling processes. It will be of great use to industry professionals, sustainability managers, textile industry researchers and denim manufacturers. Reviews and studies denim from a sustainability perspective, addressing its major environmental, social and economic impacts Provides the reader with a fundamental knowledge of the history, manufacture and lifecycle of denim, thus enabling a holistic view of denim sustainability Presents new green initiatives for the processing and recycling of denim products for promotion and use amongst sustainability groups

Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing

Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing
  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-02
  • Total pages :355
  • ISBN : 9789812870650
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Summary : 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.