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Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing

Environmental and Social Aspects of Textiles and Clothing Supply Chain

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sohel Rana, Subramani Pichandi, Shama Parveen, Raul Fangueiro
    Pages 83-123
  3. Kirsi Laitala, Marthe Hårvik Austgulen, Ingun Grimstad Klepp
    Pages 125-151
  4. T. Karthik, D. Gopalakrishnan
    Pages 153-188
  5. Kartick K. Samanta, S. Basak, S. K. Chattopadhyay
    Pages 263-287

About this book


 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.


Carbon Footprint Eco-design/Sustainable Design of Textiles Ecological Footprint Environmental Impacts of Textiles Recycling of Textile Products Social Impacts of Textiles Social Life Cycle Assessment Sustainable Textile Production Sustainable Textile Production Sustainable Textiles

Editors and affiliations

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 1
  1. 1.Global Sustainability ServicesSGS Hong Kong LimitedHong KongHong Kong SAR

About the editors

Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is working for SGS Hong Kong for its Global Sustainability Services as Eco-design Consultant after his doctoral research study from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He finished his PhD dissertation entitled, “Eco-functional assessment of grocery shopping bags” with 14 scientific peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, 2 patents and 11 conference publications based on his dissertation to his credit. In total, he has authored more than 75 journal publications and numerous conference publications, 3 books and 2 book of chapters. He serves various peer-reviewed journals in environmental and textile sciences as an editor/editorial board member and also as a reviewer.

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