Welcome!

News Feed Item

Sustainable Textiles for Apparel: Fact, Fiction and Future Prospects

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Sustainable Textiles for Apparel: Fact, Fiction and Future Prospects

http://www.reportlinker.com/p02013239/Sustainable-Textiles-for-Apparel-Fact-Fiction-and-Future-Prospects.html

"If indigo was invented today, we would never approve it."
Andrew Olah, founder of the Kingpins denim show, and of Olah Inc., a textile marketing, development, and sales agency in the US.
Comments like this serve to demonstrate how the spotlight is now very much on the design and manufacturing of textiles and apparel in terms of sustainability.
This report is intended to explore and clarify, as much as possible, the complex and ongoing issues surrounding sustainable textiles for apparel. It will examine and compare natural, synthetic, and regenerated fibres, and many of the processes involved in their manufacture.
The hot topic of toxic chemicals used in dyeing, printing, and finishing will be investigated, along with the progress being made in eliminating them.
Textile recycling, slow fashion, and garment longevity are re-emerging as viable concepts for impacting sustainability.
Finally, we will see how the industry's efforts to capture, measure, communicate, and improve its environmental footprint in a transparent way are leading to collaboration, innovation, and an improved bottom line.
The report includes quotes from some of the leading players spearheading activity in this area and illustrate how sustainability must go beyond corporate social responsibility studies and philanthropic efforts to focus on the impact of textiles on the environment.
At over 27,500 words, the report truly is a comprehensive look at this evocative of subjects.
Also of interest, is just-style's Hot issue: Waterless textile and garment dyeing

Introduction

Chapter 1 The case for sustainable textiles
Waste and pollution
Location, location, location
Sustainable textiles and the bottom line
Patagonia
Lenzing
Unifi
Target Corporation
Beginning to see the light

Chapter 2 Nature's way
Improving cotton's sustainability
GM cotton.
Beyond organic cotton: responsible production
Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA)
Bayer e3
Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP)
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
Solidaridad
CottonConnect
Cotton LEADS™
The noble naturals
Merino and organic wool
Pity the silk worm
The bast fibres
Linen flax

Chapter 3 The cotton alternative
The pros and cons of rayon
Lenzing
Lyocell, the preferred cellulosic
Bamboo-zled

Chapter 4 Synthetic pros and cons
Polypropylene
Polyester
Plastics of the future
PET recycling technology
Sustainable stretch

Chapter 5 A brave new world for fibre innovation
Improving on mother nature
Transgenic cotton
The "cottonization" of bast
CRAiLAR flax
Bioflax
Spider silk
Bio-based innovation
Ingeo
Sorona gains ground
Bio-based nylons
The LAUNCH Systems Challenge

Chapter 6 The chemical cauldron
Low-impact dyes
Waterless dyeing
Colouring the fibre
Ecological printing
Dirty denim
Indigo dyeing
Sulphur dyestuffs
Enzyme washing
Nano-bubbles
Toxic detergents
The problems with performance textiles
Eliminating PFCs
Eco-friendly biocides?
The road is long

Chapter 7 Re-thinking recycling
Closing the apparel recycling loop
Natural fibre recycling
Certifiably recycled
Considered design
Slow fashion and garment longevity

Chapter 8 Sustainability metrics, transparency, and the collaborative supply chain
Measuring what is appropriate
The Higg Index
Third party certifications
Bluesign
Oeko-Tex 100
STeP
EU Ecolabel
Organic Content Standard (OCS)
GOTS
Communicating to the consumer
A leaner, greener supply chain

List of tables
Table 1: Comparative energy consumption for spinning fibre
Table 2: Kg of CO2e per ton of spun fibre
Table 3: Energy profile for a cotton T-shirt vs. a polyester T-shirt

List of figures
Figure 1: Global fiber market 2012
Figure 2: Refined end uses per barrel of oil
Figure 3: The fiber demand – figures in millions of tons
Figure 4: Anonymous industry benchmarking

To order this report: Sustainable Textiles for Apparel: Fact, Fiction and Future Prospects
http://www.reportlinker.com/p02013239/Sustainable-Textiles-for-Apparel-Fact-Fiction-and-Future-Prospects.html

__________________________
Contact Clare: [email protected]
US: (339)-368-6001
Intl: +1 339-368-6001

SOURCE Reportlinker

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's applicati...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Golden Gate University will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Since 1901, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions. Many of its courses are taug...
What is the best strategy for selecting the right offshore company for your business? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, will discuss the things to look for - positive and negative - in evaluating your options. He will also discuss how to maximize productivity with your offshore developers. Before you start your search, clearly understand your business needs and how that impacts software choices.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. We are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http:...
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere Systems was created by file systems experts determined to reinvent storage by changing the way enterprises thought about and bought storage resources. With decades of experience behind the company’s founders, Avere got its ...
Microsoft Azure Container Services can be used for container deployment in a variety of ways including support for Orchestrators like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos. However, the abstraction for app development that support application self-healing, scaling and so on may not be at the right level. Helm and Draft makes this a lot easier. In this primarily demo-driven session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas, a Cloud Solutions Architect/Evangelist at Microsoft, wi...
Containers are rapidly finding their way into enterprise data centers, but change is difficult. How do enterprises transform their architecture with technologies like containers without losing the reliable components of their current solutions? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Tony Campbell, Director, Educational Services at CoreOS, will explore the challenges organizations are facing today as they move to containers and go over how Kubernetes applications can deploy with lega...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss how by using...
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reducti...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...