Textiles And Clothing: Environmental Concerns And Solutions
Greater emphasis needs to be placed on research into eco-friendly processes particularly suited for the textile industry. With this goal in mind, all environmental aspects relating to the textile and clothing industry are discussed in this book. Included in the 11 informative chapters herein are topics covering the correlation between the environment and the processing and utilization of textiles and clothing. Chapter 1 discusses the direct impact that the textile industry has on the environment. The hazardous environmental consequences that synthetic dyes used to color textiles have on the environment are highlighted in Chapter 2. Greener alternatives to dyeing are discussed in Chapters 3 through 5, and eco-friendly ways of finishing textiles are discussed in Chapters 6 and 7. Finally, solutions to address the environmental hazards associated with the textile industry are presented in Chapters 8 through 11.