Circular Economy in Textiles and Apparel

Circular Economy in Textiles and Apparel

Processing, Manufacturing, and Design

1st Edition - November 5, 2018

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  • Editor: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026533
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026304

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Circular Economy in Textiles and Apparel: Processing, Manufacturing, and Design is the first book to provide guidance on this subject, presenting the tools for implementing this paradigm and their impact on textile production methods. Sustainable business strategies are also covered, as are new design methods that can help in the reduction of waste. Drawing on contributions from leading experts in industry and academia, this book covers every aspect of this increasingly important subject and speculates on future developments.

Key Features

  • Provides case studies on the circular economy in operation in the textiles industry
  • Identifies challenges to implementation and areas where more research is needed
  • Draws on both industrial innovation and academic research to explain an emerging topic with the potential to entirely change the way we make and use clothing


Practitioners across the textile industry with an interest in sustainability, including R&D, manufacturing, and management. Academics in the fields of sustainable textiles, materials, or industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction and the Concept of Circular Economy
    2. Circular Fashion
    3. Tools for circular economy: review and some potential applications for the Philippine textile industry
    4. 3R's and Circular Economy
    5. Upcycled and low-cost sustainable business for value-added textiles and fashion
    6. Circular economy: a necessary (r)evolution
    7. Sustainable Business Strategies and Circular Economy
    8. Systems and models for circular economy
    9. Circular economy in textiles and fashion - the role of a consumer
    10. Future for Circular Economy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 246
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: November 5, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026533
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026304

About the Editor

Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is the Director & Head of Sustainability for SgT & API (Hong Kong), and a Director of the Textile and Bioengineering Informatics Society (TBIS), a charity created to develop and promote the bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles. Well-known for his contributions in the field, his extensive academic and industrial experience has led to over 85 books and more than 100 research publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director and Head of Sustainability, SgT and API, Hong Kong

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