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1st Edition

Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production

ISBN 9781482299373
Published April 28, 2015 by CRC Press
556 Pages 155 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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
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
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
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
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

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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.


"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."