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FASHION FIBERS: DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY. Annie McCourt. Fairchild Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, 2017. 304 pp. with 136 col. ills. 27 x 21 cm. ISBN 9781501306648 In English.
Due date: February 2017. Publisher's description: 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 industry expertise, the book introduces readers to the fundamentals of fiber production and the product lifecycle and features a fiber-by-fiber guide to natural fibers (cotton, hemp, silk), manufactured fibers (polyester, modal, azlon), then covers processing and promoting circular textiles. 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 environmental impacts at each stage of the lifecycle, how to optimize the sustainability benefits, availability, product applications, and marketing and innovation opportunities that lead to more sustainable fashion.
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 174377
Paperbound $80.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) Not Yet Published.

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