Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries

Sourcing Natural Raw Materials

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Miguel Angel Gardetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Seyda Eyupoglu
    Pages 27-48
  3. Marisa Gabriel, Miguel Angel Gardetti, Ivan Cote-Maniére
    Pages 49-86
  4. Fatma Filiz Yıldırım, Ozan Avinc, Arzu Yavas, Gökcin Sevgisunar
    Pages 111-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

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 comprehensively covers the various sustainable natural materials used in textiles that originate from raw materials sourcing. The book discusses agricultural production systems and standards for the development of sustainable textile fibers, the effects of chemical surface modification methods on the properties of textile fibers, and how antibacterial and antifungal textiles can be manufactured using natural resources. 


Sustainable Development Economic Geography Environmental Footprints Human Environmental Interactions Responsible Consumption and Production Sustainable Fibers Mount Silk Antibacterial Textiles

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 978-3-030-38540-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-38541-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-7108
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-7116
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