assessing the environmental impact of textiles and the clothing supply chain

Assessing The Environmental Impact Of Textiles And The Clothing Supply Chain
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2020-03-20
Pages: 204
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain, Second Edition, is a fully updated, practical guide on how to identify and respond to environmental challenges across the supply chain. This new edition features updates to important data on environmental impacts and their measurements, the sustainable use of water and electricity, and new legislation, standards and schemes. Chapters provide an introduction to the textile supply chain and an overview of the methods used to measure environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy footprints, and a lifecycle assessment (LCA) on environmental impacts. This book will be a standard reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science. Provides a holistic view of the sustainability issues that affect the textile value chain Explains ways to calculate the textile industry’s use of resources, its impact on global warming, and the pollution and waste it generates Reviews key methods for the reduction of the environmental impact of textile products and how they are implemented in practice Includes methods for calculating product carbon footprints (PCFs), ecological footprints (EFs) and lifecycle assessments (LCA)

Roadmap To Sustainable Textiles And Clothing
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2014-07-19
Pages: 287
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book covers the elements involved in achieving sustainability in textiles and Clothing sector. The chapters to be covered in three volumes of this series title cover all the distinctive areas earmarked for achieving sustainable development in textiles and the clothing industry. This second volume deals with the measurement of environmental and societal impacts across the textiles and clothing supply chain. It addresses this important aspect in a comprehensive way including the overall picture of environmental and societal impacts of textiles and clothing supply chain, environmentally sustainable clothing consumption, emerging green technologies and eco-friendly products for sustainable textiles, etc. This volume has a dedicated place to deal with the consumer phase impacts in the life cycle of clothing products, biodegradation of textile products, sustainable business development and its implications in textile sector.

Circular Economy In Textiles And Apparel
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2018-11-05
Pages: 246
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Circular Economy in Textiles and Apparel: Processing, Manufacturing, and Design is the first book to provide guidance on this subject, presenting the tools for implementing this paradigm and their impact on textile production methods. Sustainable business strategies are also covered, as are new design methods that can help in the reduction of waste. Drawing on contributions from leading experts in industry and academia, this book covers every aspect of this increasingly important subject and speculates on future developments. Provides case studies on the circular economy in operation in the textiles industry Identifies challenges to implementation and areas where more research is needed Draws on both industrial innovation and academic research to explain an emerging topic with the potential to entirely change the way we make and use clothing

Sustainability In The Textile Industry
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Pages: 147
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book examines in detail key aspects of sustainability in the textile industry, especially environmental, social and economic sustainability in the textiles and clothing sector. It highlights the various faces and facets of sustainability and their implications for textiles and the clothing sector.

Sustainability In The Textile And Apparel Industries
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release Date: 2020-03-31
Pages: 200
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is part of a five-volume set that explores sustainability in textile industry practices globally. Case studies are provided that cover the theoretical and practical implications of sustainable textile issues, including environmental footprints of textile manufacturing, consumer behavior, eco-design in clothing and apparels, supply chain sustainability, the chemistry of textile manufacturing, waste management and textile economics. The set will be of interest to researchers, engineers, industrialists, R&D managers and students working in textile chemistry, economics, materials science, and sustainable consumption and production. This volume explores some alternative synthetic raw materials resulting from the recycling and regeneration of renewable textile fibers, and how these sustainable green-based composites can contribute to improved ecological and human health. The book offers insights into the impacts of human-made fibers and microfiber pollution, and how biodegradable material sourcing can help to curb harmful environmental impacts from these practices and achieve clothing and apparel sustainability.

Sustainable Textiles
Author: Richard Blackburn
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2009-10-19
Pages: 416
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Environmental issues are playing an increasingly important role in the textile industry, both from the point of view of government regulation and consumer expectations. Sustainable textiles reviews ways of achieving more sustainable materials and technologies as well as improving recycling in the industry. The first part of the book discusses ways of improving sustainability at various points in the supply chain. Chapters discuss how sustainability can be integrated into textile design, ensuring more sustainable production of both natural and synthetic fibres, improving sustainability in processes such as dyeing as well as more environmentally-friendly technologies including enzyme and plasma technologies. The second part of the book reviews consumer perceptions of recycled textiles, eco-labelling, organic textiles and the use of recycled materials in textile products. With a distinguished editor and an impressive range of international contributors, Sustainable textiles is an important reference for the textile industry and those researching this important topic. Reviews government regulations and consumer expectations about environmental impact on the textiles industry Discusses ways of achieving more sustainable materials and technologies as well as textiles recycling Examines how sustainability can be integrated into textile design, production and processes

Textiles And Clothing Sustainability
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2016-08-20
Pages: 107
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book comprehensively covers the topic of sustainability in the clothing and fashion sector. Sustainability is applied under different industrial sectors and there has to be a distinction in every industrial sector when it comes to sustainability in its application. Though the definition is common for sustainability, sustainability in the clothing sector has its unique objectives, principles, and limitations, which this book highlights.

Handbook Of Sustainable Apparel Production
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Pages: 556
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Textiles And Environment
Author: N. N. Mahapatra
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Pages: 207
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book 'has been written in accordance to the author's personal experience while he was working in big corporate companies as general manager of a dye house. Dyed yarn and fabrics were exported to various countries. Mainly the European buyers used to ask for various new certifications by which the production people were confused. The author has put all the doubts into this book which is handy for dyeing technicians. He introduces new eco-friendly processes and technology in a simplified manner.

Consumers  Evaluation Of Environmental Practices In The Textiles And Apparel Industry
Author: Farhan Haque
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020
Pages: 88
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Textiles and apparel products create a significant amount of pollution and environmental degradation throughout their long product life cycle. In response to the increasing pressure from various stakeholders, the apparel businesses have gradually implemented environmental practices throughout the supply chain. The purpose of this study was to investigate consumers’ assessment of the environmental practices in the apparel industry. Based on the schema theory and the literature in consumer environmental behaviors, the way consumers evaluate and categorize the environmental practices in their mental map, and the impacts of individual factors on their evaluations were examined. The data were collected from the general American population using an online survey. A total of 272 completed responses collected from the MTurk were analyzed. The data revealed that consumers categorize the environmental practices into three broad themes: (a) resource optimization, (b) post purchase care information, and (c) conservation. Regardless of the production stages, consumers seem to process environmental practices according to a resource usage orientation. It was also found that egoistic value and perceived consumer effectiveness were significantly influential across all three practice categories. On the other hand, altruistic value was significantly related to the resource optimization and the conservation categories. Perceived environmental risk was found influencing the respondents’ evaluation of the resource optimization practice only. This study is the first study that evaluated consumers’ perceived impacts of the industrial environmental practices associated with apparel production and discovered the way consumers categorize the practices. Along with the findings related to the influential individual factors, the results of this study produced implications for the marketers to formulate efficient and effective strategies to communicate their environmental practices with consumers.

Supply Chain Management And Logistics In The Global Fashion Sector
Author: Rajkishore Nayak
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2020-11-13
Pages: 304
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The ways in which we design, make, transport and then discard clothes has a huge social and environmental impact. This book covers responsible business practices and sustainability in the fashion industry from the raw fibre stage, through production, to the point of customer consumption. The concepts of responsibility and sustainability are fast becoming essential factors in business decisions and Responsible Supply Chain Management leads the reader through the multiple stages in the supply chain that can impact on business strategy. A perfect resource for students studying fashion and for those working in the sector who wish to identify the latest thinking as they plan sustainability strategies, the book is divided into four clear sections. The first introductory part of the book examines sustainability in the supply chain by identifying the main three pillars of sustainability (social, economic and environmental) and considers which fashion brands are innovating in this area. Part two looks at fashion logistics and supply chain operations by assessing fibre, yarn and fabric considerations, logistical issues for both garment production, and service delivery, stock control, transportation, barriers and risks. The third part develops the logistics theme further by identifying recent trends and case studies that highlight agility and lean management structures, and the application of transparency enhancing RFID. This section further applies modelling and simulation techniques from the automotive and pharmaceutical industries to the fashion sector. The final part considers how sustainability can be embedded into the multi-tiered fashion supply chain and its selling environment.

Environmental Improvement Potential Of Textiles  IMPRO Textiles
Author: Mauro Cordella
Publisher:
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 185
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Addressing The Impact Of The Phasing Out Of Textiles And Clothing Quotas In Lao PDR   Assessment Of Trade And Industrial Policy Environment In Lao PDR
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2007
Pages:
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LCA Based Carbon Footprint Assessment
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2021-02-17
Pages: 120
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book discusses the concepts, methods and case studies pertaining to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based Carbon Footprint Assessment. It covers chapters on Carbon Footprint Assessment with LCA methodology & case studies on carbon footprint calculation following the LCA approach on power plants in India, Impacts of Vehicle Incidents On CO2 Emissions and school buildings in India.

Detox Fashion
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-12-29
Pages: 137
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This second volume on detox fashion covers five key aspects relevant to the topic sustainable chemistry and wet processes: Sustainable Chemicals: A Model for Practical Substitution; Sustainable Wet Processing; Coloration and Functional Finishing of Cotton with Plant Extracts; Call for an Environmental Impact Assessment of Bio-based Dyeing—an Overview; and Enzymes: Biocatalysts for Cleaning Up the Textile and Apparel Sector. The book also presents interesting solutions at the level of the supply chain with regard to sustainable chemistry and wet processes.

Handbook Of Sustainable Textile Production
Author: Abdulkerim Macar
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Pages: 322
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"Textile products are produced, distributed, sold and used worldwide. A quantitative assessment of sustainability in the textile manufacturing chain is therefore extremely important. Sustainable textiles refer to fabrics derived from ecofriendly resources, such as sustainably grown fiber crops or recycled materials. It also refers to how these fabrics are made. Production considerations include the water and energy used for manufacturing, the impact of production waste and a company's social responsibility towards its workers and the communities that surround its production facilities. In addition to the health and environmental risks, adding chemical finishes to textiles can negatively affect the sustainability pathways for fabrics at their end-of-life. Natural fabrics like cotton or wool, that could biodegrade post-use, are not able to do so safely if they are laden with chemicals. Added chemistries, including dyes, finishes and coatings, may impact the health of textile workers as well as consumers of the final product. Sustainable textile production offers production facilities the possibility of a modular analysis of all relevant concern areas such as quality management, use of chemicals, environmental protection, environmental management, social responsibility and health and safety. Handbook of sustainable textile production is a compilation of technical, economical, and environmental data from the various processes in this chain. 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."

Ecological Consumer Decision Making
Author: Kim Yvonne Hiller Connell
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 704
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Green Fashion
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2015-12-30
Pages: 252
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book deals with the important aspects of green fashion including​ Animal Welfare in Ethical Fashion, ​Sustainable Processing of Textiles, Sustainable design case studies, Wool Composting, Consumer behaviour in sustainable clothing market, industrial case studies related to green fashion, etc.

A Practical Guide To Sustainable Fashion
Author: Alison Gwilt
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Pages: 176
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion introduces students and professionals to the key issues associated with the life cycle of fashion products and explores a range of tools and sustainable design approaches that can be applied in the fashion studio.

Supply Chain Risk
Author: George A. Zsidisin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-09-08
Pages: 350
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Risk is of fundamental importance in this era of the global economy. Supply chains must into account the uncertainty of demand. Moreover, the risk of uncertain demand can cut two ways: (1) there is the risk that unexpected demand will not be met on time, and the reverse problem (2) the risk that demand is over estimated and excessive inventory costs are incurred. There are other risks in unreliable vendors, delayed shipments, natural disasters, etc. In short, there are a host of strategic, tactical and operational risks to business supply chains. Supply Chain Risk: A Handbook of Assessment, Management, and Performance will focus on how to assess, evaluate, and control these various risks.