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Fashion Fibers

Designing for Sustainability

By Annie Gullingsrud, Lynda Grose (Foreword by)

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Format: Paperback, 312 pages
Published In: United States, 09 February 2017
Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability is an accessible reference tool for fashion students and designers who want to learn how to make decisions to enhance the sustainability potential in common fibers used in the fashion industry. Drawing upon the cradle to cradle philosophy and industry expertise, the book introduces readers to the fundamentals of fiber production and the product lifecycle. It features a fiber-by-fiber guide to natural fibers including cotton, hemp, silk, manufactured fibers including polyester, modal, azlon, then covers processing and promoting recycled fibers that are designed to be "circular". Each chapters investigates six main areas of potential impact in fiber cultivation, production, and processing-including chemical use, water, fair labor, energy use, consumer use/washing and biodegradability and recyclability. Readers will learn about the sustainability benefits and environmental impacts at each stage of the lifecycle, optimizing sustainability benefits, availability, product applications, and marketing and innovation opportunities that lead to more sustainable fashion. Features - Future Fibers sections highlight emerging fiber technologies and innovations such as new virgin-quality apparel fibers that have been recycled from post-consumer textile waste - Emphasizes application through examples and images of product end use - Discusses closed loop material systems that enable the recycling of fibers - Innovation Exercises offer readers practice designing or merchandising fashion products to optimize sustainability benefits - Foreword by Lynda Grose, Designer and Educator, California College of the Arts, US STUDIO RESOURCES - Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips - Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions - Enhance your knowledge with real-world case studies PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501327599.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Foreword by Lynda Grose Introduction PART 1 NATURAL FIBERS 1 Cotton 2 Flax Linen 3 Bamboo Linen 4 Hemp 5 Jute 6 Wool 7 Silk 8 Leather 9 Alpaca Future Fibers: Natural Fibers PART 2 MANUFACTURED FIBERS 10 Polyester/Recycled Polyester 11 Nylon 6 and Nylon 6,6 12 Spandex (Elastane) 13 Acrylic 14 Imitation Leather, including Vegan 15 Polyethylene (PE) 16 Polypropylene 17 Rayon/Viscose (from wood) 18 Rayon/Viscose (from bamboo) 19 Lyocell 20 Modal 21 Azlon (from soy) Future Fibers: Manufactured Fibers PART 3 PROCESSING 22 Bleaching 23 Dyeing and Printing 24 Finishing 25 Garment Washing Future Fibers: Processing PART 4 PROMOTING CIRCULAR TEXTILES 26 Recycled/Circular Textile Technologies Future Fibers: Promoting Circular Textiles Appendix A: Consumer Care and Washing Appendix B: Social and Cultural Sustainability Glossary Bibliography Credits Index

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Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability provides a holistic overview of the environmental impacts of fibers at each stage of the product lifecycle and offers guidance on how make sustainable design decisions.

About the Author

Annie Gullingsrud is the Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector at Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute, US.


The author presents an optimistic view of fashion and textile sustainability and equips designers and consumers with knowledge to take action. -- Lynda Grose, California College of the Arts, US The book distills the excellent work the author is doing with c2c into a format ideal for student learning. The book encourages students to think forward and to innovate. Sustainability is not an "add on" for our students, it is, in fact essential to good design and this book provides essential knowledge for our future game changers. -- Kelly Cobb, University of Delaware, US I think that this book offers something original and allows for information to be easily accessible. It is good that a range of fibers are discussed and that they are all considered for their environmental impact at all stages of production. -- Beverley Bothwell, University of Bedfordshire, UK This kind of book is needed in classroom and industry alike to help all avoid greenwashing, but also to help offer design manufacturing knowledge in small snapshot bites for the designer/emerging designer to review at a given pressure moment. -- Amy Williams, California College of the Arts, US An accessible text for students on the environmental impact of textile processing, with a focus on sustainability and the lifecycles of natural and man-made fibres. -- Sonja Andrew, University of Manchester, UK

EAN: 9781501306648
ISBN: 1501306642
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Dimensions: 27.69 x 21.59 x 1.78 centimetres (1.13 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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