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Textiles and Clothing Sustainability

This book comprehensively covers the topic of sustainability in the clothing and fashion sector. Sustainability is applied under different industrial sectors and there has to be a distinction in every industrial sector when it comes to sustainability in its application. Though the definition is common for sustainability, sustainability in the clothing sector has its unique objectives, principles, and limitations, which this book highlights.
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Table of Contents

1.Will clothing be sustainable? Clarifying sustainable fashion.- 2.Sustainability in the textile and fashion industries: animal ethics and welfare.- 3.The virtuous circle: Hard Sustainable Science vs. Soft Unsustainable Science within Marketing Functions of Fashion and Luxury Sectors and how to prevent "Soylent Green" from happening.- 4.Social Reporting using GRI Disclosures: A Case of Apparel Industry.

About the Author

Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan is currently working for SGS as Environmental Services Manager-Asia, 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, textile testing and sustainability evaluation of various 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 80 academic publications in various textiles and environmental journals to his credit. Additionally he has 2 patents, 6 book chapters and over 25 scientific 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.

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