Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries

Consumerism and Fashion Sustainability

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Miguel Angel Gardetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Matteo De Angelis, Cesare Amatulli, Giulia Pinato
    Pages 19-33
  3. Marisa Gabriel, Miguel Angel Gardetti, Ivan Cote-Maniére
    Pages 35-52
  4. R. Rathinamoorthy
    Pages 89-120
  5. WenYing Claire Shih, Konstantinos Agrafiotis
    Pages 141-161
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-168

About this book


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 focuses on sustainability aspects of consumerism and fashion, emphasizing the environmental issues that stem from textile care and disposal, and how many of these practices detrimentally impact the environment. Also addressed is the role of consumer knowledge and behavior associated with the clothing industry that may exacerbate these issues, and what can be done to better inform consumers about more sustainable options available to them. The case studies presented cover environmental and social sustainability in the clothing industry, and sustainable development in luxury fashion networks.


Sustainable Development Economic Geography Environmental Footprints Human Environmental Interactions Responsible Consumption and Production Textiles Clothing Industry Consumer Knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 1
  • Miguel Angel Gardetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Head of SustainabilitySgT and APIKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Centro de Estudios para el Lujo SustentableBuenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-38531-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-38532-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-7108
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-7116
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