Circular Economy in Textiles and Apparel - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081026304

Circular Economy in Textiles and Apparel

1st Edition

Processing, Manufacturing, and Design

Editors: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Paperback ISBN: 9780081026304
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 300
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and the Concept of Circular Economy
2. Circular Economy in Textiles and Fashion
3. Tools for Circular Economy
4. Models for Circular Economy
5. 3R's and Circular Economy
6. Design for Circular Economy
7. Sustainable Business Strategies and Circular Economy
8. Drivers for the Circular Economy
9. Case Studies - Circular Economy
10.  Future for Circular Economy


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


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About the Editors

Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu Editor

Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is Eco-Design Consultant at SGS Hong Kong Limited. He completed his doctoral research study at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Global Sustainability Services, Hong Kong