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Textile Science and Clothing Technology

Organic Cotton

Is it a Sustainable Solution?

Editors: Gardetti, Miguel Angel, Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan (Eds.)

  • Highlights how organic cotton could be a sustainable solution to alleviate the environmental and social impacts of cotton
     
    Discusses the domestic and international influences of agricultural practices on cotton
     
    Explains how ecological and social concerns in textiles can be addressed with organic cotton

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr. Miguel Angel Gardetti has been the head of the Center for Study of Corporate Sustainability (IESC) since its foundation in 2002, and he also holds the same position at the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury. He is head professor in MBA and master’s programmes both in Argentina and abroad. He has provided training within frameworks of executive education and in house programmes to CEOs and corporate managers from both domestic and multinational companies in Argentina and Latin America. In the field of textiles, fashion and sustainability, he also developed several publications in the area of sustainable luxury as, for example, the special issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship on Textiles, Fashion and Sustainability and a book titled Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles; Values, Design, Production and Consumption. Miguel was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Promoting Group in Argentina and a member of its governance body—the Board of the Argentine Chapter of The Global Compact—for two consecutive terms. He was co-founder of the Global Compact Chair in Argentina, and he was also part of the task force that developed the ‘Management Responsible Education Principles’ of the United Nations Global Compact.
Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu holds PhD in Textiles Sustainability and he has over 40 books to his credit along with 80 research publications. He is well known in the field of Textiles Sustainability due to his notable contributions to the society in terms of his academic and industrial experiences. He is an editor in chief of Textiles & Clothing Sustainability Journal.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Colorimetric and Hydrophilicity Properties of White and Naturally Colored Organic Cotton Fibers Before and After Pretreatment Processes

    Soydan, Ali Serkan (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Physical Properties of Different Turkish Organic Cotton Fiber Types Depending on the Cultivation Area

    Palamutcu, Sema (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • Sustainability Goes Far Beyond “Organic Cotton.” Analysis of Six Signature Clothing Brands

    Delgado Luque, María Lourdes (et al.)

    Pages 41-80

  • Naturally Colored Organic Cotton and Naturally Colored Cotton Fiber Production

    Günaydin, Gizem Karakan (et al.)

    Pages 81-99

  • Organic Cotton and Cotton Fiber Production in Turkey, Recent Developments

    Günaydin, Gizem Karakan (et al.)

    Pages 101-125

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8782-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8781-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organic Cotton
Book Subtitle
Is it a Sustainable Solution?
Editors
  • Miguel Angel Gardetti
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Series Title
Textile Science and Clothing Technology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8782-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8782-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8781-3
Series ISSN
2197-9863
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 176
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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