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The UN Sustainable Development Goals for the Textile and Fashion Industry

  • Miguel Angel Gardetti
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Part of the Textile Science and Clothing Technology book series (TSCT)

Table of contents

About this book


This book highlights the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These universally agreed-upon aspirational goals for people, the planet, prosperity, and peace will not be achieved without all global and local actors – governments, the private sector, and civil society – playing their part. The SDGs offer a unique opportunity to align existing sustainability initiatives through a common framework and accelerate the industry’s efforts to address important challenges in the global textile value chain.  Future sourcing models will largely be redefined by how this sector addresses the underlying themes as sourcing countries prioritize the goals and integrate them into their national plans. Stimulating discussion and exploring the many different ways in which the textile and clothing industry can implement the UN SDGs, this informative book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the topic, and presents various approaches, including reflexive, empirical, hands-on or applied theoretical.


Flax Fibre Extraction Sustainable Textile Fibres Production in Fashion Textile Value Chain Fashion Products Sustainable Consumption

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Angel Gardetti
    • 1
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Studies on Sustainable LuxuryBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.SgT Group & APIHong KongHong Kong

About the editors

Dr. Miguel Angel Gardetti has been the Head of the Center for Study of Corporate Sustainability (IESC) since its foundation in 2002, and he also holds the same position at the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury. He is Head Professor in MBA and master’s programmes both in Argentina and abroad. Within the framework of executive education and in-house programmes, he has provided training to CEOs and corporate managers from national and multinational companies in Argentina and Latin America. In the field of textiles, fashion and sustainability, he has contributed to several publications. Miguel was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Promoting Group in Argentina and of its governance body—the Board of the Argentine Chapter of The Global Compact—for two consecutive terms. He was co-founder of the Global Compact Chair in Argentina, and he was also part of the task force that developed the ‘Management Responsible Education Principles’ of the United Nations Global Compact.

Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu holds a Ph.D. in Textiles Sustainability and has written around 60 books and 80 research publications. He is well known for his contributions in the field and has extensive academic and industrial experience. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Textiles & Clothing Sustainability Journal.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The UN Sustainable Development Goals for the Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Editors Miguel Angel Gardetti
    Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Series Title Textile Science and Clothing Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Textile Science and Clothing Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-8786-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-8789-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-8787-6
  • Series ISSN 2197-9863
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-9871
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 75
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sustainable Development
    Textile Engineering
    Industrial and Production Engineering
    Operations Management
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