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Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production

1st Edition

Edited by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

CRC Press

556 pages | 155 B/W Illus.

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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.

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"This subject is fascinating enough to compel a cover-to-cover read but the table of contents and index allow users to quickly hone in on a particular topic. This handbook is highly recommended for academic libraries, the libraries of fashion schools, and business libraries."

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Table of Contents

SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE RAW MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR APPAREL MANUFACTURE

Water-Free Plasma Processing and Finishing of Apparel Textiles

Kartick K. Samanta, Santanu Basak, S.K. Chattopadhyay, and T.N. Gayatri

Sustainability in Clothing Manufacturing and Competitiveness: Is It a New Mind-Set or a Paradox?

Wen Ying, Claire Shih, and Konstantinos Agrafiotis

Sustainable Flame-Retardant Finishing of Textiles: Advancement in Technology

Kartick K. Samanta, Santanu Basak, and S.K. Chattopadhyay

Application of Biotechnology in the Processing of Textile Fabrics

Saravanan, Thilak Vadicherla, K.P. Kannan, and S.N. Sreelakshmi

Design and Development of Jute-Based Apparels

Sanjoy Debnath

Sustainable UV-Protective Apparel Textile

Kartick K. Samanta, Santanu Basak, and S.K. Chattopadhyay

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ASSESSMENT OF APPAREL MANUFACTURING

Carbon Footprint of Textile and Clothing Products

Sohel Rana, Subramani Pichandi, Shabaridharan Karunamoorthy, Amitava Bhattacharyya, Shama Parveen, and Raul Fangueiro

Environmental Impacts of Apparel Production, Distribution, and Consumption: An Overview

Kim Y. Hiller Connell

Life Cycle Assessment Studies Pertaining to Textiles and the Clothing Sector

Shabaridharan Karunamoorthy, Sohel Rana, Rosina Begam, Shama Parveen, and Raul Fangueiro

Social Impacts of the Clothing and Fashion Industry

Shanthi Radhakrishnan

SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOR OF THE APPAREL INDUSTRY

Consumer Behavior and Its Importance in the Sustainability of the Clothing Field

Jane McCann

Consumer Behavior in the Fashion Field

Kirsi Niinimäki

Textile Value Chain Sustainability: Living within Our Means

Arun Pal Aneja and Rudrajeet Pal

ASSESSMENT OF SUSTAINABLE APPAREL PRODUCTION

Eco-Parameters and Testing of Sustainable Textiles and Apparels

Shanthi Radhakrishnan

Functional Aspects, Ecotesting, and Environmental Impact of Natural Dyes

Ammayappan and Seiko Jose

Test Methods Related to Characteristics, Performance, and Ecological and Safety Parameters of Textiles

Luis Almeida

Environmental Communication and Green Claims of Textile Products

Shanthi Radhakrishnan

Supplier Assessment in Global Apparel Supply Chains

Shams Rahman and Aswini Yadlapalli

Sustainable Measures Taken by Industry Affiliates, Nonprofit Organizations, and Governmental and Educational Institutions

Thilak Vadicherla and D. Saravanan

SUSTAINABILITY AND FASHION

Exploring a Framework for Fashion Design for Sustainability

Alison Gwilt

Fashion Industry and New Approaches for Sustainability

Kirsi Niinimäki, Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen, Kerli Kant Hvass, and Lisbeth Svengren-Holm

Eco-Design/Sustainable Design of Textile Products

Thilak Vadicherla and D. Saravanan

Fashion Industry and Sustainability

Shanthi Radhakrishnan

About the Editor

Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is currently working for SGS as a global sustainability consultant, based in Hong Kong. He earned his diploma and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in textile technology from one of the premier institutes in India. He was awarded a doctorate by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing of Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his dissertation entitled “Eco-Functional Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags.” Dr. Muthu also has more than seven years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, testing, and sustainability evaluation of textiles and clothing materials. He was an outstanding student throughout his study period and earned numerous awards and medals, including many gold medals. He has more than 75 academic publications in various textiles and environmental journals to his credit. Additionally, he has 2 patents, 2 book chapters, 15 books, and numerous conference publications. He is an acting editor, editorial board member, and reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals in the textiles and environmental science disciplines. He is the editor-in-chief of the Textiles and Clothing Sustainability journal, an open-access journal. Dr. Muthu is also the series editor of two book series, namely, Textile Science and Clothing Technology, and Environmental Footprints and Eco-Design.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science