Sustainable Fibres for Fashion and Textile Manufacturing

Sustainable Fibres for Fashion and Textile Manufacturing

1st Edition - October 10, 2022

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  • Editor: Rajkishore Nayak
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128240526

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Sustainable Fibres for Fashion and Textile Manufacturing presents the latest technical information about innovative natural and synthetic materials, helping the reader to produce sustainable fibers and fabrics for textile applications. With a particular focus on apparel manufacturing, different applications of sustainable fibers are explored, along with processing techniques and details of the material properties. New research investigating non-traditional sources of fiber such as lotus, orange, milk, seaweed, corn and mushroom are all presented, providing a uniquely comprehensive resource. Drawing on work by contributors from a variety of fields and roles in industry and academia, this book shares solutions and new perspectives on this interdisciplinary topic to drive new innovation and discovery.

Key Features

  • Shares a wealth of valuable data and results from research into sustainable cellulosic, lingo-cellulosic and protein fibers
  • Includes full technical descriptions of newly explored sustainable fibers, including chemical structures and structural properties
  • Presents a strong focus on improving sustainability of the industry through practical measures spanning disciplinary boundaries to address this complex issue


Researchers and advanced students interested in fibre composites, or sustainability in the textile industry. Technical experts and engineers working with natural fibres, or sustainability in textiles and fashion design

Table of Contents

  • 1. Traditional Fibres for Fashion and Textiles and Associated Problems
    2. Introduction to Sustainable Fibres for Fashion and Textiles
    3. Organic Cotton and BCI Certified Cotton Fibres
    4. Hemp, Flax and other Plant Fibres
    5. Seaweed Fibre
    6. Lotus and Banana Fibre
    7. Corn and Mushroom Fibres
    8. Sustainable Protein Fibres
    9. Regenerated Synthetic Fibres
    10. Sustainable Polyester and Polycaprolactam Fibres
    11. Orange Fibres from Orange Peels
    12. Coffee Fibres from Coffee Waste
    13. Recycled Fibres from Polyester and Nylon Waste
    14. Composites Derived from Biodegradable Wastes
    15. Organisations and Certifications Relating to Sustainable Fibres
    16. Challenges and Future Directions of Sustainable Fibres

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: October 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128240526

About the Editor

Rajkishore Nayak

Dr. Rajkishore Nayak is currently working as a Senior Lecturer with Fashion Enterprise Department of the School of Communication and Design (SCD) at RMIT University, Saigon South Campus, Vietnam. His teaching interest includes sustainable fashion and textile, circular economy in fashion, sustainable supply chain, advanced manufacturing technology; and research interests includes circular economy, sustainable fashion and textile, sustainable supply chain, social media, eWOM etc. He completed PhD from the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He worked with the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia from 2012-2016 in teaching and research. He has more than 18 years of experience in teaching and research related to Fashion and Textiles. He has published about 120 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals and 11 books in fashion and textiles. Rajkishore was awarded with the “RMIT University Excellence in Learning & Teaching Awards, 2019”; “RMIT University Research Excellence Team Awards-2015”. He also received the “RMIT University Teaching and Research Excellence Award-2012” and “RMIT University International Scholarship-2008”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Merchandising) Centre of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam

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