Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles: Values, Design, Production and Consumption

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There is no doubt that the textile industry – the production of clothing, fabrics, thread, fibre and related products – plays a significant part in the global economy. It also frequently operates with disregard to its environmental and social impacts. The textile industry uses large quantities of water and outputs large quantities of waste. As for social aspects, many unskilled jobs have disappeared in regions that rely heavily on these industries. Another serious and still unresolved problem is the flexibility textile industry companies claim to need. Faced with fierce international competition, they are increasingly unable to offer job security. This is without even considering the informal-sector work proliferating both in developing and developed countries. Child labour persists within this sector despite growing pressure to halt it.Fashion demands continuous consumption. In seeking to own the latest trends consumers quickly come to regard their existing garments as inferior, if not useless. "Old" items become unwanted as quickly as new ones come into demand. This tendency towards disposability results in the increased use of resources and thus the accelerated accumulation of waste. It is obvious to many that current fashion industry practices are in direct competition with sustainability objectives; yet this is frequently overlooked as a pressing concern.It is, however, becoming apparent that there are social and ecological consequences to the current operation of the fashion industry: sustainability in the sector has been gaining attention in recent years from those who believe that it should be held accountable for the pressure it places on the individual, as well as its contribution to increases in consumption and waste disposal.This book takes a wide-screen approach to the topic, covering, among other issues: sustainability and business management in textile and fashion companies; value chain management; use of materials; sustainable production processes; fashion, needs and consumption; disposal; and innovation and design.The book will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the global fashion business.

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Miguel Angel Gardetti has a degree in textile engineering (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional), specialising in shell and crude fibres, and has worked in both domestic and foreign industries. He also holds a PhD in environmental management (Pacific Western University, CA). He was founder of the Sustainable Textile Centre, which he has coordinated since its beginning. He is also the head of the Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa (Centre for Study of Corporate Sustainability).

Ana Laura Torres holds a BSc in ecology, granted by Universidad Nacional de La Plata, specialising in corporate sustainability at the Centre for Study of Corporate Sustainability. She collaborated in the creation and development of the Sustainable Textile Centre, which she has coordinated since its beginning. She has worked as an environmental consultant for the German Institute of Investment and Development (DEG) in Cologne, Germany, and she has conducted research and teaching activities at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina).

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The broad range of contributions from across the spectrum of scholarly exploration and analysis reflected in the[se] pages ... are complete with a sense of the lively, ethical and reflective nature of the subject. They show many threads in the web of relationships at play. For me they touch on the emergence of key themes that show the increasing sophistication of the debate: that systemic change is an essential part of the dialogue; that consumption must be grappled with head-on; and that solutions are not only technological in nature. --Kate Fletcher, Researcher, Author, Consultant and Change-Maker, from the Foreword

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