Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles (The Textile Institute Book Series)
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