Sustainable Apparel

Sustainable Apparel

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Sustainability is an issue that increasingly concerns all those involved in the apparel industry, including textile manufacturers, apparel designers, retailers and consumers. This important book covers recent advances and novel technologies in the key areas of production, processing and recycling of apparel. Part One addresses sustainable finishing and dyeing processes for textiles. The first two chapters concentrate on the environmental impact of fabric finishing, including water consumption, emissions and waste management. Further chapters focus on plasma and enzymatic treatments for sustainable textile processing, and the potential for improving the sustainability of dyeing technologies. Part Two covers issues of design, retail and recycling, and includes discussions of public attitudes towards sustainability in fashion, methods of measuring apparel sustainability and social trends in the re-use of apparel. Reviews sustainable finishing and dyeing processes for textiles Addresses social attitudes towards and methods for measuring sustainability in the apparel industry and retail sectors Covers recycling of apparelThe Sustainable Clothing Action Plan supported by UK-based WRAP ( uk) has committed to a goal of a 15% reduction in carbon footprint, ... which aims to raise awareness of the value of clothing and help consumers get more utility from the clothing already in their wardrobes. ... 10.2.2 Luxury and a€œdisposablea€ fashion The consumera#39;s perceived value of clothing also influences disposal attitudes.

Title:Sustainable Apparel
Author: Richard Blackburn
Publisher:Woodhead Publishing - 2015-08-28

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