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Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

  • ID: 4768525
  • Book
  • 440 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles combines the latest academic research and industrial practices to shed light on a wide range of activities that influence how the textiles industry affects the natural environment. Pressure from regulators, customers and other stakeholders has pressed companies to translate general sustainability concepts and ideas into business practices. This is leading to improvements in how the industry consumes water, electricity and chemicals, and to a reduction in the amount of waste generated by textile processes. This book groups approaches to these topics under four themes, fiber, yarn and fabric production, chemical processing, garment manufacturing and recycling.

  • Addresses sustainability challenges that occur throughout the supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials, to recycling finished products
  • Provides introductions to sustainability-both in general and within the textiles industry-making this topic accessible for readers of all backgrounds
  • Compares the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to sustainability, helping readers avoid pitfalls when devising their own strategies
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1. Introduction to sustainability 2. Sustainability in textiles and apparel 3. Traditional raw materials and problems 4. Sustainable raw materials 5. Yarn and fabric manufacturing: sustainable technologies 6. Enzyme applications in textile chemical processing 7. Plasma technology in fashion and textiles 8. Applications of ultrasound and microwave 9. Applications of laser technology 10. Development of textile colourants 11. Natural textile colourants and recent developments 12. Developments in dyeing and printing technologies 13. Developments in the effluent treatment 14. Garment manufacturing and sustainability 15. Advanced technologies adapted by fashion brands 16. Recycling of hard waste from textile and garment manufacturing processes 17. Recycling of end of life clothes 18. Recycling of plastics into textile raw materials (Discuss about the recycling of PET, PE bottles into fibres, environmental benefits)

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Nayak, Rajkishore
Dr. Rajkishore Nayak is currently working as a senior lecturer (Fashion Merchandising) at the Centre of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam. He completed his PhD from the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He has around 15 years of experience in teaching and research related to Fashion and Textiles. He published about 90 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals. Recently, Rajkishore was awarded with the "RMIT University Research Excellence Award-2015". He also received the "RMIT University Teaching and Research Excellence Award-2012" and "RMIT University International Scholarship-2008". He worked with the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia from 2012-2016 in teaching and research.
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