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Handbook of Sustainable Textile Production (Woodhead Publishing in Textiles)


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The Handbook of sustainable textile production is a compilation of technical, economic, and environmental data from thetextile production chain. The book defines the principles of sustainability and its use in legislation and industry before going on to investigate the impact of textiles throughout the supply chain, starting with the raw fiber through to fabric production, consumption and disposal. It examines textile process technology and methods for specifying quality and functions in textile products in order to reduce textile waste and improve sustainability. The book investigates the series of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) carried out in the European textile industry. These studies comprise a range of processes from cotton growing, spinning and weaving to the recycling of textiles. The book contains a discussion on sustainable textiles from a product development and marketing perspective.

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Based in Switzerland, Tobler-Rohr is a specialist in environmental impact assessment and strategies, with a special interest in textiles. Here she shares information and insight into sustainable processes at all stages of textile production from agriculture to marketing, for the benefit of anyone working at or researching any of those stages, but also for consumers and environmental activists. Her topics are sustainable development as a goal in production, marking, and trade; the supply chain of textiles; life cycle assessment and ecological key figures; and management and communications in product development and marketing. Like most volumes in the series, this one is published in conjunction with The Textile Institute, founded in Britain in 1925 with members now in over 90 countries. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Dr. Marion I. Tobler-Rohr served as a senior researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland from 1996 to 2007 and owns her own sustainable development company, EMSC, Switzerland. Since 2008 she works as scientific research consultant for the research programs of the European Union, where she holds the position of the Swiss national contact point for nanotechnologies, material sciences and industrial processes (NMP) as well as for Environment.

Table of Contents

Sustainable development (SD) as a goal in production, marketing and trade

- A holistic concept 

- Theory behind sustainable development 

- Sustainability in the public sector 

- Sustainability in industry 

- Environmental management systems 

- Environmental labeling

 - References

 The supply chain of textiles

- Introduction 

- Natural fibers 

- Man-made fibers and filament and yarns 

- Energy - Yarn production 

- Fabric production 

- Chemical treatment 

- Manufacturing 

- Consumption, use and care 

- Disposal, reuse and recycling scenarios 

- References

 Product specification and textile process technology

- Introduction 

- Quality and textile specifications 

- Specification of raw material and processes 

- Functionality and process technology 

- Inherent functionality of natural fibers 

- Designed functionality of man-made fibers 

- Spinning processes: functionality in two dimensions 

- Functionality in three dimensions through weaving and knitting processes 

- Chemical treatment for customers functionality 

- Functionality in product development 

- The origin of best available technology (BAT) 

- Best practice in cotton growing and ginning 

- Harvesting and ginning 

- Optimizing energy supply in textile processing 

- Best mill practice - BAT in Finishing 

- Recommendations for consumption and care 

- References

Life cycle assessment (LCA) and ecological key figures (EKF)

- Introduction 

- Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology 

- Eight case studies: scale and scope 

- Life cycle inventory (LCI) 

- LCA results 

- LCA sensitivity analysis 

- Costs 

- Introduction in ecological key figures (EKF) 

- Theory for ecological key figures (EKF) 

- Applied EKF in spinning and weaving 

- Discussion on EKF of textile products 

- References

Product development and marketing: management and communication

- Introduction 

- The structure of the textile and apparel sector 

- The marketing environment of textiles and apparel 

- Global trade 

- Consumer preferences 

- Positioning of companies in the marketing 

- Market segments and brands 

- Product development and merchandising 

- Distribution and distribution channels 

- Sourcing 

- References

Product Details

Tobler-rohr, Marion
Woodhead Publishing
Tobler-Rohr, M
Tobler-Rohr, Marion
Textiles & Polymers
Materials Science-Textiles
Edition Description:
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
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9 x 6 in

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