Sustainability in Fashion and Apparels: Challenges and Solutions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sustainability in Fashion and Apparels

Challenges and Solutions, 1st Edition

Edited by M. Parthiban, M. R. Srikrishnan, P. Kandhavadivu

WPI Publishing

226 pages | 35 Color Illus. | 43 B/W Illus.

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This textbook addresses the pathway to reach sustainability in fashion business and apparel sectors. This book contains various research papers originally contributed by different authors from various organizations who are all working towards the eco-friendly manufacturing of apparel products. This textbook provides approaches, techniques, alternative procedures/sustainable routes to develop sustainable apparel in a more environmentally friendly manner for the future.

The research papers discussed in this book mainly focus on the various challenges put forth by the apparel industry with respect to environmentally friendly product manufacturing and also provides solutions to achieve the same through different principles and approaches which fulfil the production, user and disposal ecological considerations. The book will be really useful for academicians, industry personnel and to textile and apparel students and scholars who wish to explore their knowledge and innovations in the field of sustainable apparel product manufacturing and processes.

Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1: Eco-testing of textiles

CHAPTER 2: A study of natural dyeing in sustainable product development

CHAPTER 3: Application of vetiver extract on cotton fabric for developing healthcare products

CHAPTER 4: Bio-polymers derived from renewable plant sources and application in apparels

CHAPTER 5: Design and development of eco-friendly nebuliser face mask

CHAPTER 6: Development of green composites

CHAPTER 7: Textile recycling – creating a new industry

CHAPTER 8: The rise of sustainability in textile manufacturing life cycle

CHAPTER 9: Sustainable fashion – a review

CHAPTER 10: Bio-processing of textiles

CHAPTER 11: Development of UV protective garment finished with herbal leaf extract

CHAPTER 12: A sustainable step towards the application of micro-encapsulated activated charcoal for anti-microbial finish

CHAPTER 13: Enzymatic desizing of hemp cotton fabrics

CHAPTER 14: Effect of neem finishing on water hyacinth/cotton blend non-woven fabrics

CHAPTER 15: Eco-fashion handbags

CHAPTER 16: A study on chemical treated modal fabrics

CHAPTER 17: An optimisation of knitting parametre on anti-microbial treatment by using Box-Behnken design

CHAPTER 18: Development of new fibre Girardinia Heterophylla

CHAPTER 19: Assessment of anti-microbial activity on jute cotton blended fabric with aloe vera finish

CHAPTER 20: Review on eco-friendly fibres in fibre-reinforced concrete

CHAPTER 21: Study on silk fabric using some selected natural dyes

CHAPTER 22: Investigation of anti-fungal activity on cotton fabric using natural herbs

CHAPTER 23: Study on polyacrylic acid treated silk

CHAPTER 24: Eco-friendly technology options available for textile industry

CHAPTER 25: Study on comfort properties of apparels produced from bamboo/micromodal blended air vortex yarns


About the Editors

Dr. M. Parthiban is an Assistant Professor (SG) in the Department of Fashion Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He holds H-index-5 and ilO index-2 as per Google Scholar Citation and index-3 as per Scopus Database. He has published 36 articles in national and 16 in international journals and has presented ten papers at national and eight at international conferences. He has delivered special lectures in various AICTE/FDP programs organised by other institutions. He has organized a national level technical conference and six national level workshops. He is currently guiding one PhD scholar. He has recently contributed a chapter for the book Handbook of Eco-friendly Materials and is authoring a book on green apparels for Woodhead Publishing India. His area of specialization includes textile finishing, green processing of textiles, functional apparels and denim garment manufacturing.

Dr. M. R. Srikrishnan is an Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr) in the Department of Fashion Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He has published 16 articles in national and 14 articles in international journals. His area of specialization is clothing science and comfort, visual merchandising, fibre science and textile testing. He has fabricated three textile testing instruments exclusively for research during his doctoral research. He has filed three patents to the Indian patent office, Chennai. He has also organized two national conferences and two national level workshops. Currently he is the Research Head of the Department and is writing a book on green apparels for Woodhead Publishing India. He was awarded the UGC scholarship during his doctoral research.

Dr. P. Kandhavadivu is the Professor and Head of the Department of Fashion Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. She has published around 29 technical research papers in international and 12 research papers in national journals and presented 24 technical papers at national and international level technical conferences. She has published the textbook Bioprocessing of Textiles (2014), has published one chapter on "Bio-processing of natural plant cellulosic polymer materials" in the Handbook of Sustainable Polymers (2015) and written two more chapters for other publishing houses. She is currently guiding two PhD scholars and is also a Member in Board of Studies of various institutions. Her area of specialization includes pattern engineering, draping techniques, leather garment manufacturing, clothing comfort and hospital textiles.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Pollution Control