Sustainability in Denim Book

Sustainability in Denim


  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081020449

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sustainability in Denim Excerpt :

Sustainability in Denim provides the latest information on sustainable fabrics and practices. From cotton farming, to manufacture and end of life disposal, denim has extensive effects on the environment, inclusive of water consumption and contamination, destruction of large-scale ecosystems and transportation pollution. Additionally, recent developments in the manufacture of denim, such as the use of textiles, including elastane and polyester, have led to limitations in the high end recycling of denim. This book includes an introduction covering the history, manufacture and lifecycle of denim. It deals with the sustainability aspects of denim by addressing three important pillars of sustainability, the environmental, social and economic aspects, that when combined, present a unique approach in comparison to other books on the topic. The book primarily uses case studies to examine sustainability challenges throughout the denim lifecycle, and to evaluate new green initiatives and recycling processes. It will be of great use to industry professionals, sustainability managers, textile industry researchers and denim manufacturers. Reviews and studies denim from a sustainability perspective, addressing its major environmental, social and economic impacts Provides the reader with a fundamental knowledge of the history, manufacture and lifecycle of denim, thus enabling a holistic view of denim sustainability Presents new green initiatives for the processing and recycling of denim products for promotion and use amongst sustainability groups

Making Jeans Green Book

Making Jeans Green


  • Author : Paulina Szmydke-Cacciapalle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351200530

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Making Jeans Green Excerpt :

Consumers spend approximately $93 billion on denim products every year. This consumption comes at a great cost, with thousands of litres of fresh water, hazardous chemicals and energy contributing to just one pair of jeans, leaving the environment and the industry vulnerable to pollution and climate change. Using facts, figures, case studies and anecdotes, this book investigates why the industry has been so slow to adopt green technologies and offers practical solutions to designers and fashion executives who want to switch to cleaner manufacturing, including those working in the ‘fast fashion’ sector. It also offers advice to the eco-conscious consumer who wants to purchase denim more sustainably. Considering the full lifecycle of a pair of jeans from the cotton crop to disposal, it presents examples of how to go green at different stages. This book will be of great interest to fashion students and researchers, as well as designers, fashion executives, policy-makers and anyone who comes into contact with the world of denim.

Unraveled Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Unraveled


  • Author : Maxine Bedat
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593085981

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Unraveled Excerpt :

Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A groundbreaking chronicle of the birth--and death--of a pair of jeans, that exposes the fractures in our global supply chains, and our relationships to each other, ourselves, and the planet Take a look at your favorite pair of jeans. Maybe you bought them on Amazon or the Gap; maybe the tag says "Made in Bangladesh" or "Made in Sri Lanka." But do you know where they really came from, how many thousands of miles they crossed, or the number of hands who picked, spun, wove, dyed, packaged, shipped, and sold them to get to you? The fashion industry operates with radical opacity, and it's only getting worse to disguise countless environmental and labor abuses. It epitomizes the ravages inherent in the global economy, and all in the name of ensuring that we keep buying more while thinking less about its real cost. In Unraveled, entrepreneur, researcher, and advocate Maxine Bédat follows the life of an American icon--a pair of jeans--to reveal what really happens to give us our clothes. We visit a Texas cotton farm figuring out how to thrive without relying on fertilizers that poison the earth. Inside dyeing and weaving factories in China, where chemicals that are banned in the West slosh on factory floors and drain into waterways used to irrigate local family farms. Sewing floors in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are crammed with women working for illegally low wages to produce garments as efficiently as machines. Back in America, our jeans get stowed, picked, and shipped out by Amazon warehouse workers pressed to be as quick as the robots primed to replace them. Finally, those jeans we had to have get sent to landfills--or, if they've been "donated," shipped back around the world to Africa, where they're sold for pennies in secondhand markets or buried and burned in mountains of garbage. A sprawling, deeply researched, and provocative tour-de-force, Unraveled is not just the story of a pair of pants, but also the

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability Book

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability


  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811021466

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Textiles and Clothing Sustainability Excerpt :

This book discusses in detail the concepts of recycling and upcycling and their implications for the textiles and fashion sector. In addition to the theoretical concepts, the book also presents various options for recycling and upcycling in textiles and fashion. Although recycling is a much-developed and widely used concept, upcycling is also gaining popularity in the sector.

Fashion   Sustainability Book

Fashion Sustainability


  • Author : Kate Fletcher
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-04-09
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780673622

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Fashion Sustainability Excerpt :

This book examines how sustainability has the potential to transform both the fashion system and the innovators who work within it. Sustainability is arguably the defining theme of the twenty-first century. The issues in fashion are broad-ranging and include labour abuses, toxic chemicals use and conspicuous consumption, giving rise to an undeniable tension between fashion and sustainability. The book is organized in three parts. The first part is concerned with transforming fashion products across the garment's lifecycle and includes innovation in materials, manufacture, distribution, use and re-use. The second part looks at ideas that are transforming the fashion system at root into something more sustainable, including new business models that reduce material throughput. The third section is concerned with transforming the role of fashion designers and looks to examples where the designer changes from a stylist or creator into a communicator, activist or facilitator.

Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries Book

Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries


  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030385453

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries Excerpt :

This book is part of a five-volume set that explores sustainability in textile industry practices globally. Case studies are provided that cover the theoretical and practical implications of sustainable textile issues, including environmental footprints of textile manufacturing, consumer behavior, eco-design in clothing and apparels, supply chain sustainability, the chemistry of textile manufacturing, waste management and textile economics. The set will be of interest to researchers, engineers, industrialists, R&D managers and students working in textile chemistry, economics, materials science, and sustainable consumption and production. This volume addresses the technologies and mechanical processes of textile production, and what sustainable methods can be employed to achieve improved safety and environmental health. The book covers sustainable aspects of printing, dyeing, coloration, weaving, knitting, tailoring, surface design and antimicrobial finishing for environmentally friendly textile and apparel products.

Denim Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Denim


  • Author : Roshan Paul
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857098498

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Denim Excerpt :

Denim: Manufacture, Finishing and Applications provides exhaustive coverage of denim manufacture, jeans washing, novel applications and environmental impacts. It also contains information on the history and social influence of denim, and includes the details relevant to the fashion and apparel industry. The topics covered are comprehensive with contributions from experts the world over, and the book is offered as an authentic reference book for any relevant information on denim. Provides a thorough review of denim manufacturing and jeans washing technologies Includes details relevant to the fashion and apparel industry while maintaining a high level of technological content on spinning, dyeing, weaving, garments, washing, finishing and other applications Includes several contributions from industry experts

Fashionopolis Book

Fashionopolis


  • Author : Dana Thomas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735224025

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Fashionopolis Excerpt :

*NYTBR Paperback Row Selection* An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it What should I wear? It’s one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. Today, the clothing industry churns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on Earth. Historically, the apparel trade has exploited labor, the environment, and intellectual property—and in the last three decades, with the simultaneous unfurling of fast fashion, globalization, and the tech revolution, those abuses have multiplied exponentially, primarily out of view. We are in dire need of an entirely new human-scale model. Bestselling journalist Dana Thomas has traveled the globe to discover the visionary designers and companies who are propelling the industry toward that more positive future by reclaiming traditional craft and launching cutting-edge sustainable technologies to produce better fashion. In Fashionopolis, Thomas sees renewal in a host of developments, including printing 3-D clothes, clean denim processing, smart manufacturing, hyperlocalism, fabric recycling—even lab-grown materials. From small-town makers and Silicon Valley whizzes to such household names as Stella McCartney, Levi’s, and Rent the Runway, Thomas highlights the companies big and small that are leading the crusade. We all have been casual about our clothes. It's time to get dressed with intention. Fashionopolis is the first comprehensive look at how to start.

Wear No Evil Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Wear No Evil


  • Author : Greta Eagan
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762451890

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Wear No Evil Excerpt :

Have you ever wondered, "How can I inherently do good while looking good?" Wear No Evil has the answer, and is the timely handbook for navigating both fashion and ethics. It is the style guide with sustainability built in that we've all been waiting for. As a consumer, you regain your power with every purchase to support the causes and conditions you already advocate in other areas of your life (such as local or organic food), while upholding your sense of self through the stylish pieces you use to create your wardrobe. Featuring the Integrity Index (a simplified way of identifying the ethics behind any piece of fashion) and an easy to use rating system, you'll learn to shop anywhere while building your personal style and supporting your values- all without sacrifice. Fashion is the last frontier in the shift towards conscious living. Wear No Evil provides a roadmap founded in research and experience, coupled with real life style and everyday inspiration. Part 1 presents the hard-hitting facts on why the fashion industry and our shopping habits need a reboot. Part 2 moves you into a closet-cleansing exercise to assess your current wardrobe for eco-friendliness and how to shop green. Part 3 showcases eco-fashion makeovers and a directory of natural beauty recommendations for face, body, hair, nails, and makeup. Style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. They can live in harmony. It's time to restart the conversation around fashion—how it is produced, consumed, and discarded—to fit with the world we live in today. Pretty simple, right? It will be, once you've read this book. Wear No Evil gives new meaning—and the best answers—to an age-old question: “What should I wear today?”

Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains Book

Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains


  • Author : André Matthes
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030220181

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains Excerpt :

This book illustrates key sustainability issues in global textile and fashion value chains, by examining individual types of fibers either at a single step in or along the entire value chain. It approaches sustainability-related issues in the textile and fashion value chain from an interdisciplinary and holistic viewpoint, with each contribution linking questions on the textile and fashion value chain to various drivers, indicators and concepts of sustainability. Each chapter represents a single step in the textile and fashion value chain, exploring and considering a wide range of interwoven and interdependent technological, environmental, social, political and economic aspects. Various fibers, textile engineering and chemical treatment steps, as well as innovative business concepts and regulatory frameworks across the entire textile and fashion value chain are identified, analyzed, discussed and critically evaluated. The book provides a systematic overview of the potential and challenges of sustainable textile and fashion value chains, making it of interest to practitioners and scientists in sustainability science, environmental economics, and business, management and innovation. Further, it offers a valuable source of information for industrial and mechanical engineering researchers, and for students in the areas of textile engineering, fashion, or the apparel and clothing industry.

Denim Dudes Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Denim Dudes


  • Author : Amy Leverton
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 178067418X

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Denim Dudes Excerpt :

Denim Dudes is a street style book with a difference. This richly illustrated title showcases over 80 metalheads punks, indie kids, rockabillies, bikers, hipsters, geeks, and other enthusiasts who are obsessed with denim. As well as talking to and featuring pieces key players in the global denim business, such as Henry Holland (House of Holland), Francois Girbaud (Merithé et Francois Girbaud), Adriano Goldschmied (The Godfather of Denim, Diesel, Evisu), and Kenichi and Kenji (Warehouse Japan), Denim Dudes also explores the very best and latest denim styling on the street. The photography has been shot exclusively for the book in the key international centres of denim, including Paris, Tokyo, London, New York, LA, Milan, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Osaka, Melbourne and Berlin. This inspirational title will appeal not just to designers and fashion professionals but to a public increasingly obsessed with the world of denim. It offers unrivalled insight into the stylish and sometimes eccentric 'dudes' involved in this fascinating and diverse industry.

A Better Planet Book

A Better Planet


  • Author : Daniel C. Esty
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300248890

DOWNLOAD BOOK
A Better Planet Excerpt :

A practical, bipartisan call to action from the world’s leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the adoption of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals through the United Nations have highlighted the need to address critical challenges such as the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, water shortages, and air pollution. But in the United States, partisan divides, regional disputes, and deep disagreements over core principles have made it nearly impossible to chart a course toward a sustainable future. This timely new book, edited by celebrated scholar Daniel C. Esty, offers fresh thinking and forward-looking solutions from environmental thought leaders across the political spectrum. The book’s forty essays cover such subjects as ecology, environmental justice, Big Data, public health, and climate change, all with an emphasis on sustainability. The book focuses on moving toward sustainability through actionable, bipartisan approaches based on rigorous analytical research.

Sustainable Approaches in Textiles and Fashion Book

Sustainable Approaches in Textiles and Fashion


  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-04-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811905384

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sustainable Approaches in Textiles and Fashion Excerpt :

This fourth volume in the series presents various sustainable approaches in the textile and fashion sector with a focus on manufacturing processes and chemicals. Sustainability is one of the important aspects in today’s industrial context, which is followed by every industrial sector with no exception to textiles and fashion. Sustainability and strict adherence to the principles of sustainability has become as one of the essential needs again for any industrial sector including textiles and fashion. There are countless measures in terms of various approaches to make the textiles and fashion sector sustainable. These measures, but not limited to, ranging from innovating and implementing new fibres and raw materials, introducing innovative manufacturing methods, chemicals, processes to focus on all the possible stages of a textile product’s life cycle from cradle to grave. These approaches include making the textiles and fashion sector circular and also development of new products from sustainable raw materials/processes or combination of both.

Sustainable Innovations in Recycled Textiles Book

Sustainable Innovations in Recycled Textiles


  • Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811085154

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sustainable Innovations in Recycled Textiles Excerpt :

This book highlights the environmental and economic benefits of recycling in textiles and fashion; vis-a-vis virgin textiles. Recycling plays an inevitable part when it comes to sustainable innovations in textiles and fashion sector. As basic information pertaining to the benefits, challenges of recycling in textiles are discussed to the sufficient extent in the literature, this book deals with the innovative at the same time, sustainable products made from the recycled textiles.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion Book

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion


  • Author : Kate Fletcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-21
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134082957

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion Excerpt :

The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the degradation of natural systems, with the associated environmental footprint of clothing high in comparison with other products. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion recognizes the complexity of aligning fashion with sustainability. It explores fashion and sustainability at the levels of products, processes, and paradigms and takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question and suggest creative responses to issues of: • Fashion in a post-growth society • Fashion, diversity and equity • Fashion, fluidity and balance across natural, social and economic systems This handbook is a unique resource for a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities interested in sustainability and fashion.