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Title Organic cotton : is it a sustainable solution? / Miguel Angel Gardetti, Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, editors
Published Singapore : Springer, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 176 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Textile science and clothing technology, 2197-9863
Textile science and clothing technology, 2197-9863
Contents Organic cotton and certifications -- Organic cotton and poverty -- Organic cotton and fair trade -- Organic cotton and environmental impacts -- Organic Cotton vs Recycled Cotton vs Sustainable Cotton -- Organic cotton and affordability -- Organic cotton: chemical free? -- Organic cotton and soil -- Organic cotton and greenwashing -- Organic cotton and developing countries
Summary This book highlights the traditional boundaries of the textile industry and discusses to what extent organic cotton is sustainable. It also examines the domestic and international influences of agricultural practices on cotton. Sustainability issues in the textile and fashion sectors require the influences that arise from beyond the boundaries of the conventional textile industry to be taken into account. These “external” influences—from (international or domestic) agricultural practices and energy policies to consumption patterns and levels of ecological notions of the society—have a significant impact on the sustainability of the textile and fashion sectors as a whole. Ecological and social concerns go far beyond individual companies and industries; therefore, in order to become more sustainable, the textile (and fashion) industry needs to address these concerns appropriately and connect with other disciplines, industries, communities, and international groups
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 17, 2018)
Subject Cotton -- Environmental aspects
Organic clothing
Agricultural science.
Business & Economics -- Industries -- Agribusiness.
Cotton -- Environmental aspects.
Engineering: general.
Environmental science, engineering & technology.
Organic clothing.
Science -- Environmental Science.
Technology & Engineering -- Environmental -- General.
Technology & Engineering -- General.
Technology & Engineering -- Textiles & Polymers.
Textile & fibre technology.
Form Electronic book
Author Gardetti, Miguel Angel, editor
Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan, editor
ISBN 9789811087820