This book covers all sustainable fibres applicable in the fashion sector. It addresses the importance of these fibres in the fashion sector with the context of sustainability. This book, the first of its kind, addresses all the minute details pertaining to these fibres and connects these fibres with the world of sustainable fashion. It stresses the importance of having these fibres on board in developing sustainable apparels, as fibres play a major role as the starting point in the life cycle of apparel.
|Series:||Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan is currently working for SGS as a global sustainability consultant, based at Hong Kong. He gained his diploma, bachelors and masters in Textile Technology from premier institutes of India. He was awarded doctorate from The Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his dissertation entitled,” Eco-functional Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags” He also has more than seven years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, testing and sustainability evaluation of textiles and clothing materials. He was an outstanding student throughout his studies and bagged numerous awards and medals including many gold medals in his study period. He has more than 75 academic publications in various textiles and environmental journals to his credit. Additionally he has 2 patents, 2 books of chapter and 13 books and numerous conference publications. He is acting as an editor, editorial board member and reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals of textiles and environmental science disciplines. He is the editor-in-chief of Textiles and Clothing Sustainability journal of Springer. Additionally, he is one of the directors of Textile and Bioengineering Informatics Society, (TBIS) which is a charitable organization created to foster, develop and promote all aspects of science and technology in bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles.
Miguel Angel Gardetti, Ph.D., has been the head of the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury since its foundation in 2009. In this field, he has lectured at the IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), one of the top business schools in Europe. Moreover, he was a speaker at Identidad Uruguay, an event organised by the Universidad de Empresa (Montevideo), with a lecture on fashion, luxury, and sustainability. He was the creator of the Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award at present evolving towards the IE Award for Sustainability in the Premium & Luxury Sectors at a global level. He has also developed several publications in the area of sustainable luxury.
Miguel is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Promoting Group in Argentina and a member of its governance bodythe Board of the Argentine Chapter of The Global Compactfor two consecutive terms. He was co-founder of the Global Compact Chair in Argentina, and he was also part of the task force that developed the ‘Management Responsible Education Principles’ of the United Nations Global Compact.
He has also coordinated tasks for the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation (private sector arm of the World Bank), the Netherlands Development Organisation, the United Nations (New York), and the World Resources Institute (USA).
Table of ContentsNatural fibres for sustainable development in fashion industry.- Biodegradability: Drawback, benefit or challenge in apparel products?.- Bio-polymer Fibres for the sustainable textiles.- An Overview of Commonly used Sustainable Natural Fibres in Textile Industry.- Case story: Application of sustainable fibres in the fashion industry – The Fabric Source.- Is Orange the New Black?.- SABAI GRASS: SCOPE OF BECOMING A POTENTIAL TEXTILE FIBRE.- BIODEGRADABLE FIBRES IN FASHION INDUSTRY.