1st Edition

Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production

Edited By Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu Copyright 2015
    556 Pages 155 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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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.

    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


    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."