Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

The Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world, much of it published in association with The Textile Institute. It covers key research in natural and synthetic fibres as well as fibre and fabric properties. There is broad coverage of processing technologies, including design and product development, yarn and fabric processing, colouration and finishing as well as environmental technology. The collection also covers key sectors such as high performance/technical textiles, intelligent textiles, medical textiles and clothing. The books will be essential reading for manufactures developing textile products, those using textiles in technical and apparel applications, and for academic researchers, who need help in synthesizing this research and summarizing key trends.
Book Series: Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles

Most recent volume

Volume . Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles

Published: 1st October 2019 Editor: Rajkishore Nayak

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.  

Additional volumes

Nanofinishing of Textile Materials

Published: 20th June 2018 Authors: Majid Montazer Tina Harifi

Waterproof and Water Repellent Textiles and Clothing

Published: 15th November 2017 Editor: John Williams

Automation in Garment Manufacturing

Published: 10th November 2017 Editors: Rajkishore Nayak Rajiv Padhye

Applications of Computer Vision in Fashion and Textiles

Published: 10th October 2017 Editor: Calvin Wong

Advanced Characterization and Testing of Textiles

Published: 18th September 2017 Editors: Patricia Dolez Olivier Vermeersch Valério Izquierdo

Engineering of High-Performance Textiles

Published: 12th September 2017 Editors: Menghe Miao John Xin

Manikins for Textile Evaluation

Published: 26th June 2017 Editors: Rajkishore Nayak Rajiv Padhye

Sustainability in Denim

Published: 13th June 2017 Editor: Subramanian Muthu

Natural Dyes for Textiles

Published: 13th June 2017 Author: Padma Vankar

Sustainable Fibres and Textiles

Published: 7th June 2017 Editor: Subramanian Muthu

Forensic Textile Science

Published: 23rd May 2017 Editor: Debra Carr

Crazing Technology for Polyester Fibers

Published: 4th May 2017 Authors: Victor Goldade Nataly Vinidiktova

Principles of Textile Finishing

Published: 1st April 2017 Author: Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury

High-Performance Apparel

Published: 1st April 2017 Editors: John McLoughlin Tasneem Sabir

Fibrous Filter Media

Published: 1st November 2016 Editors: Philip Brown Christopher Cox

Electrospun Nanofibers

Published: 20th September 2016 Editor: Mehdi Afshari

Structure and Properties of High-Performance Fibers

Published: 7th September 2016 Editor: Gajanan Bhat

Woven Terry Fabrics

Published: 7th September 2016 Authors: Jitendra Singh Swadesh Verma

Thermal Protective Clothing for Firefighters

Published: 25th August 2016 Authors: Guowen Song Sumit Mandal René Rossi

Activated Carbon Fiber and Textiles

Published: 25th August 2016 Editor: Jonathan Chen

Performance Testing of Textiles

Published: 17th June 2016 Editor: Lijing Wang

Clothing for Children and Teenagers

Published: 13th June 2016 Author: Norsaadah Zakaria

Advances in Technical Nonwovens

Published: 9th June 2016 Editor: George Kellie

Smart Textiles and Their Applications

Published: 9th May 2016 Editor: Vladan Koncar

Advances in Women’s Intimate Apparel Technology

Published: 19th April 2016 Editor: Yu Wing Man

Active Coatings for Smart Textiles

Published: 14th April 2016 Author: Jinlian Hu

Antimicrobial Textiles

Published: 8th April 2016 Editor: Gang Sun

Information Systems for the Fashion and Apparel Industry

Published: 8th April 2016 Editor: Tsan-Ming Choi

Advances in Braiding Technology

Published: 4th April 2016 Editor: Yordan Kyosev


Published: 2nd March 2016 Author: Robert Koerner

Handbook of Technical Textiles

Published: 1st February 2016 Editors: A. Richard Horrocks Subhash C. Anand

Advances in Smart Medical Textiles

Published: 2nd December 2015 Editor: Lieva Langenhove

Handbook of Technical Textiles

Published: 26th November 2015 Editors: A. Richard Horrocks Subhash C. Anand

Medical Textile Materials

Published: 19th November 2015 Editor: Yimin Qin

Sustainable Apparel

Published: 21st August 2015 Editor: Richard Blackburn

Handbook of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Textiles and Clothing

Published: 27th July 2015 Editor: Subramanian Muthu

Advances in 3D Textiles

Published: 22nd May 2015 Editor: Xiaogang Chen

Textiles for Sportswear

Published: 22nd May 2015 Editor: Roshan Shishoo

Garment Manufacturing Technology

Published: 21st May 2015 Editors: Rajkishore Nayak Rajiv Padhye

Advances in Silk Science and Technology

Published: 29th April 2015 Editor: Arindam Basu


Published: 23rd April 2015 Editor: Roshan Paul

Electronic Textiles

Published: 22nd April 2015 Editor: Tilak Dias

Fabric Structures in Architecture

Published: 1st April 2015 Editor: J Llorens

Ink Jet Textile Printing

Published: 3rd February 2015 Author: Christina Cie

Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement

Published: 13th October 2014 Author: Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury

Braiding Technology for Textiles

Published: 10th October 2014 Author: Yordan Kyosev

Functional Finishes for Textiles

Published: 10th October 2014 Editor: Roshan Paul

Textiles and Fashion

Published: 30th September 2014 Editor: Rose Sinclair

Textile-led Design for the Active Ageing Population

Published: 22nd August 2014 Editors: Jane McCann David Bryson

Modelling, Simulation and Control of the Dyeing Process

Published: 2nd August 2014 Authors: R. Shamey X. Zhao

Protective Clothing

Published: 1st August 2014 Editors: F. Wang Chuansi Gao

High Performance Textiles and Their Applications

Published: 5th July 2014 Editor: C. Lawrence

Composite Nonwoven Materials

Published: 14th March 2014 Authors: Dipayan Das Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain

Published: 7th March 2014 Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Advances in Filament Yarn Spinning of Textiles and Polymers

Published: 28th January 2014 Editor: Dong Zhang

Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies

Published: 23rd January 2014 Editors: Calvin Wong Z. X. Guo

Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement

Published: 22nd January 2014 Author: Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury

Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design

Published: 20th January 2014 Editors: Deepti Gupta Norsaadah Zakaria

Designing Apparel for Consumers

Published: 5th December 2013 Editors: M-E Faust S Carrier

Biotextiles as Medical Implants

Published: 31st October 2013 Editors: M W King B S Gupta R Guidoin

Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture

Published: 30th September 2013 Editor: A Luximon

Design of Clothing Manufacturing Processes

Published: 31st July 2013 Author: Jelka Geršak

Mechanisms of Flat Weaving Technology

Published: 31st July 2013 Authors: Valeriy Choogin Palitha Bandara Elena Chepelyuk


Published: 31st July 2013 Author: K. Murugesh Babu

Handbook of Fire Resistant Textiles

Published: 15th May 2013 Editor: F. Selcen Kilinc

Advances in Shape Memory Polymers

Published: 16th April 2013 Editor: Jinlian Hu

Multidisciplinary Know-How for Smart-Textiles Developers

Published: 4th April 2013 Editor: Tünde Kirstein

Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies

Published: 26th February 2013 Authors: Frankie Ng Jiu Zhou

Advances in the Dyeing and Finishing of Technical Textiles

Published: 8th February 2013 Editor: M. L. Gulrajani

Joining Textiles

Published: 24th January 2013 Editors: I Jones G K Stylios

Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Published: 24th January 2013 Authors: Calvin Wong Z. X. Guo S Y S Leung

Smart Textiles for Protection

Published: 10th December 2012 Editor: R Chapman

Process Control in Textile Manufacturing

Published: 27th November 2012 Editors: Abhijit Majumdar Apurba Das R Alagirusamy V K Kothari

Pattern Cutting for Clothing Using CAD

Published: 30th October 2012 Author: M Stott

Handbook of Natural Fibres

Published: 19th October 2012 Editor: Ryszard Kozłowski

Handbook of Natural Fibres

Published: 21st September 2012 Editor: Ryszard Kozłowski

Understanding and Improving the Durability of Textiles

Published: 11th September 2012 Editor: Patricia Annis

Woven Textiles

Published: 13th August 2012 Editor: K Gandhi

The Global Textile and Clothing Industry

Published: 18th July 2012 Editor: Roshan Shishoo

Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipment

Published: 13th July 2012 Editor: E Sparks

Simulation in Textile Technology

Published: 11th June 2012 Editor: D Veit

Colour Design

Published: 6th June 2012 Editor: Janet Best

Functional Nanofibers and their Applications

Published: 24th May 2012 Editor: Q Wei

Industrial Cutting of Textile Materials

Published: 19th April 2012 Author: Ineta Vilumsone-Nemes

False Twist Textured Yarns

Published: 15th March 2012 Author: C Atkinson

New Product Development in Textiles

Published: 24th November 2011 Editor: L Horne

Handbook of Textile and Industrial Dyeing

Published: 25th October 2011 Editor: M Clark

Handbook of Textile and Industrial Dyeing

Published: 25th October 2011 Editor: M Clark

Specialist Yarn and Fabric Structures

Published: 14th September 2011 Editor: R H Gong

Handbook of Medical Textiles

Published: 19th August 2011 Editor: V Bartels

Textiles for Hygiene and Infection Control

Published: 26th July 2011 Editor: B J McCarthy

Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel

Published: 14th July 2011 Editor: Jinlian Hu

Handbook of Sustainable Textile Production

Published: 27th June 2011 Author: Marion Tobler-Rohr

Functional Textiles for Improved Performance, Protection and Health

Published: 21st June 2011 Editors: N Pan G. Sun

Fibrous and Composite Materials for Civil Engineering Applications

Published: 19th April 2011 Editor: R Fangueiro

Textile Design

Published: 15th April 2011 Editors: A Briggs-Goode K Townsend

Advances in Knitting Technology

Published: 26th February 2011 Editor: K F Au

Improving Comfort in Clothing

Published: 20th January 2011 Editor: Guowen Song

Soft Computing in Textile Engineering

Published: 29th November 2010 Editor: Abhijit Majumdar

Advances in Yarn Spinning Technology

Published: 27th September 2010 Editor: C A Lawrence

Textiles, Polymers and Composites for Buildings

Published: 27th September 2010 Editor: G Pohl

Advances in Textile Biotechnology

Published: 1st September 2010 Editors: V Nierstrasz A Cavaco-Paulo

Colour Measurement

Published: 31st August 2010 Editor: M. L. Gulrajani

Medical and Healthcare Textiles

Published: 15th July 2010 Editors: Subhash C. Anand J F Kennedy M Miraftab S. Rajendran

Technical Textile Yarns

Published: 30th June 2010 Editors: R Alagirusamy Apurba Das

Applications of Nonwovens in Technical Textiles

Published: 15th June 2010 Editor: R Chapman

Woven Textile Structure

Published: 1st March 2010 Authors: B K Behera P K Hari

Smart Textile Coatings and Laminates

Published: 28th January 2010 Editor: William Smith

Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour

Published: 30th November 2009 Editor: Xiaogang Chen

Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure

Published: 26th October 2009 Editors: Stephen Eichhorn J. W. S. Hearle M Jaffe T Kikutani

Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure

Published: 19th October 2009 Editors: Stephen Eichhorn J. W. S. Hearle M Jaffe T Kikutani

Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres

Published: 19th October 2009 Editor: A. R. Bunsell

Sustainable Textiles

Published: 19th October 2009 Editor: Richard Blackburn

Textiles for Cold Weather Apparel

Published: 29th September 2009 Editor: J T Williams

Interior Textiles

Published: 25th September 2009 Editor: T Rowe

Surface Modification of Textiles

Published: 26th August 2009 Editor: Q Wei

Engineering Apparel Fabrics and Garments

Published: 30th May 2009 Authors: J Fan L Hunter

Advanced Textiles for Wound Care

Published: 30th April 2009 Editor: S. Rajendran

Fatigue Failure of Textile Fibres

Published: 21st April 2009 Editor: M Miraftab

Advances in Carpet Manufacture

Published: 24th March 2009 Editor: K K Goswami

Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology

Published: 27th February 2009 Editors: Jane McCann David Bryson

Identification of Textile Fibers

Published: 30th January 2009 Editor: M M Houck

Polyolefin Fibres

Published: 28th January 2009 Editor: S C O Ugbolue

Advances in Wool Technology

Published: 22nd December 2008 Editors: N A G Johnson I Russell

Engineering Textiles

Published: 25th November 2008 Author: Y El Mogahzy

Textile Advances in the Automotive Industry

Published: 20th October 2008 Editor: Roshan Shishoo

Physical Properties of Textile Fibres

Published: 10th October 2008 Authors: J. W. S. Hearle W E Morton

Structure and Mechanics of Textile Fibre Assemblies

Published: 7th October 2008 Editor: Peter Schwartz

Biologically Inspired Textiles

Published: 30th September 2008 Editors: A Abbott M Ellison

Advances in Fire Retardant Materials

Published: 19th September 2008 Editors: A. Richard Horrocks D. Price

Fabric Testing

Published: 9th September 2008 Editor: Jinlian Hu

3-D Fibrous Assemblies

Published: 9th September 2008 Author: Jinlian Hu

Polyesters and Polyamides

Published: 17th June 2008 Editors: B L Deopura R Alagirusamy M Joshi B Gupta

Friction in Textile Materials

Published: 2nd June 2008 Editor: B S Gupta

Advances in Apparel Production

Published: 28th May 2008 Editor: Catherine Fairhurst

Military Textiles

Published: 21st May 2008 Editor: E. Wilusz

Nanofibers and Nanotechnology in Textiles

Published: 17th October 2007 Editors: P. Brown K Stevens

Environmental Aspects of Textile Dyeing

Published: 11th May 2007 Author: R Christie

Shape Memory Polymers and Textiles

Published: 30th April 2007 Author: Jinlian Hu

Sizing in Clothing

Published: 11th April 2007 Editor: S Ashdown

Plasma Technologies for Textiles

Published: 21st February 2007 Editor: Roshan Shishoo

Smart Textiles for Medicine and Healthcare

Published: 21st February 2007 Editor: Lieva Van Langenhove

Composites Forming Technologies

Published: 30th January 2007 Editor: A C Long


Published: 30th January 2007 Editors: M Miraftab A. Richard Horrocks

Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering

Published: 22nd December 2006 Editor: R W Sarsby


Published: 22nd December 2006 Editors: S. Gordon Y L Hsieh

Handbook of Nonwovens

Published: 22nd December 2006 Author: S Russell

Thermal and Moisture Transport in Fibrous Materials

Published: 30th October 2006 Editors: N Pan P Gibson

Innovation and Technology of Women's Intimate Apparel

Published: 9th August 2006 Authors: W Yu J Fan S-P Ng S Harlock

Intelligent Textiles and Clothing

Published: 28th July 2006 Editor: H Mattila

Digital Printing of Textiles

Published: 28th April 2006 Editor: H Ujiie

Biomechanical Engineering of Textiles and Clothing

Published: 28th April 2006 Editors: Yan Li D X-Q Dai

Clothing Biosensory Engineering

Published: 24th April 2006 Authors: Yan Li A S W Wong

Recycling in Textiles

Published: 20th March 2006 Editor: Youjiang Wang

Total Colour Management in Textiles

Published: 31st January 2006 Editor: John Xin

Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare

Published: 30th November 2005 Editors: Subhash C. Anand J F Kennedy M Miraftab S. Rajendran

Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres

Published: 30th November 2005 Editor: Richard Blackburn

Effect of Mechanical and Physical Properties on Fabric Hand

Published: 31st October 2005 Editor: H Behery

Textiles for Protection

Published: 30th October 2005 Editor: Richard A. Scott

Chemical Testing of Textiles

Published: 28th September 2005 Editor: Q Fan

Analytical Electrochemistry in Textiles

Published: 30th August 2005 Authors: P Westbroek G Priniotakis P Kiekens

Textiles in Sport

Published: 29th August 2005 Editor: Roshan Shishoo

Design and Manufacture of Textile Composites

Published: 30th July 2005 Editor: A C Long

New Millennium Fibers

Published: 25th May 2005 Authors: Tatsuya Hongu Machiko Takigami Glyn O. Phillips

Wearable Electronics and Photonics

Published: 29th March 2005 Editor: Xiaoming Tao

Bast and Other Plant Fibres

Published: 28th March 2005 Editor: R R Franck

Synthetic Fibres

Published: 29th October 2004 Editor: J E McIntyre

Structure and Mechanics of Woven Fabrics

Published: 18th October 2004 Author: Jinlian Hu

Clothing Appearance and Fit

Published: 20th September 2004 Authors: J Fan W Yu L Hunter

Chemical Finishing of Textiles

Published: 10th August 2004 Authors: W D Schindler P J Hauser

Handbook of Fibre Rope Technology

Published: 22nd April 2004 Authors: H A McKenna J. W. S. Hearle N O'Hear

Woollen and Worsted Woven Fabric Design

Published: 5th January 2004 Author: E G Gilligan

Textile Processing with Enzymes

Published: 31st August 2003 Editors: A Cavaco-Paulo G Gubitz

Handbook of Yarn Production

Published: 11th July 2003 Editor: Peter R. Lord

Environmental Impact of Textiles

Published: 9th June 2003 Author: K Slater

The World Trade Organization and International Denim Trading

Published: 15th April 2003 Authors: Yan Li K W Yeung Y Shen E Newton L Yao

The China and Hong Kong Denim Industry

Published: 15th April 2003 Authors: Yan Li L Yao K W Yeung

Fancy Yarns

Published: 11th October 2002 Authors: R H Gong R M Wright

Dictionary of Textile Finishing

Published: 1st June 2002 Author: H.-K. Rouette

Coated and Laminated Textiles

Published: 9th May 2002 Author: W Fung


Published: 9th May 2002 Editors: W S Simpson G Crawshaw

Silk, Mohair, Cashmere and Other Luxury Fibres

Published: 29th October 2001 Editor: R R Franck

High-Performance Fibres

Published: 26th October 2001 Editor: J. W. S. Hearle

Yarn Texturing Technology

Published: 9th October 2001 Authors: J. W. S. Hearle L Hollick D K Wilson

Smart Fibres, Fabrics and Clothing

Published: 4th October 2001 Editor: Xiaoming Tao

Handbook of Textile Design

Published: 21st September 2001 Author: J Wilson

Encyclopedia of Textile Finishing

Published: 1st June 2001 Author: H.-K. Rouette

Regenerated Cellulose Fibres

Published: 30th April 2001 Editor: C Woodings

Knitting Technology

Published: 27th April 2001 Author: D J Spencer

Medical Textiles

Published: 28th February 2001 Editor: Subhash C. Anand

Textiles in Automotive Engineering

Published: 28th November 2000 Authors: W Fung J M Hardcastle

Handbook of Technical Textiles

Published: 31st October 2000 Editors: A. Richard Horrocks Subhash C. Anand

Geometric Symmetry in Patterns and Tilings

Published: 23rd October 2000 Author: C E Horne

Physical Testing of Textiles

Published: 8th January 1999 Author: B P Saville

Ecotextile ’98

Published: 17th November 1998 Editor: A. Richard Horrocks

Atlas of Fibre Fracture and Damage to Textiles

Published: 14th July 1998 Authors: J. W. S. Hearle B Lomas W D Cooke

New Fibers

Published: 1st January 1997 Authors: Tatsuya Hongu Glyn O. Phillips

Recycling Textile and Plastic Waste

Published: 1st January 1996 Editor: A. Richard Horrocks

Handbook of Textile Fibres

Published: 1st January 1984 Author: J Gordon Cook

Handbook of Textile Fibres

Published: 1st January 1984 Author: J Gordon Cook


Published: 1st January 1982 Authors: Peter R. Lord M H Mohamed

Watson’s Advanced Textile Design

Published: 1st January 1977 Editor: Z Grosicki

Watson’s Textile Design and Colour

Published: 1st January 1975 Editor: Z Grosicki