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Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081028674, 9780081028681

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles

1st Edition

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Editor: Rajkishore Nayak
Paperback ISBN: 9780081028674
eBook ISBN: 9780081028681
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 4th December 2019
Page Count: 394
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to sustainability
2. Sustainability in textiles and apparel
3. Traditional raw materials and problems
4. Sustainable raw materials
5. Yarn and fabric manufacturing: sustainable technologies
6. Enzyme applications in textile chemical processing
7. Plasma technology in fashion and textiles
8. Applications of ultrasound and microwave
9. Applications of laser technology
10. Development of textile colourants
11. Natural textile colourants and recent developments
12. Developments in dyeing and printing technologies
13. Developments in the effluent treatment
14. Garment manufacturing and sustainability
15. Advanced technologies adapted by fashion brands
16. Recycling of hard waste from textile and garment manufacturing processes
17. Recycling of end of life clothes
18. Recycling of plastics into textile raw materials (Discuss about the recycling of PET, PE bottles into fibres, environmental benefits)


Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles combines the latest academic research and industrial practices 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 to a reduction in the amount of waste generated by textile processes. This book groups approaches to these topics under four themes, fiber, yarn and fabric production, chemical processing, garment manufacturing and recycling.

Key Features

  • Addresses sustainability challenges that occur throughout the supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials, to recycling finished products
  • Provides introductions to sustainability—both in general and within the textiles industry—making this topic accessible for readers of all backgrounds
  • Compares the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to sustainability, helping readers avoid pitfalls when devising their own strategies


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 Editor

Rajkishore Nayak

Dr. Rajkishore Nayak is currently working as a senior lecturer (Fashion Merchandising) at the Centre of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam. He completed his PhD from the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He has around 15 years of experience in teaching and research related to Fashion and Textiles. He published about 90 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals. Recently, Rajkishore was awarded with the "RMIT University Research Excellence Award-2015". He also received the "RMIT University Teaching and Research Excellence Award-2012" and "RMIT University International Scholarship-2008". He worked with the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia from 2012-2016 in teaching and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

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