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Sustainable Technologies for Textiles combines the latest academic research and industrial practice 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 a reduction in the amount of waste generated by textile processes.
The different approaches to this topic are grouped into four themes in this book: fibre, yarn and fabric production; chemical processing; garment manufacturing; and recycling. This holistic approach is essential in treating an issue which needs to be addressed across the supply chain.