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By M Miraftab, A. Richard Horrocks

A gently -chosen and edited collection of 23 papers from the Ecotextile 2004 convention held on the collage of Bolton, this ebook explores recycling and use of waste as uncooked fabrics in such parts as garments and carpet manufacture. It discusses sustainability and eco-desitn with papers on more suitable layout, use of sustainable fibers, and production innovations. next chapters evaluation sustainable improvement and renewables, together with composites made of cloth waste. They take on waste administration in parts resembling dyeing and effluent therapy. The e-book closes with an review of novel applied sciences, together with new fibers and completing concepts.

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Other areas of improvement that have been influenced by ecodesign is packaging were many opportunities for re-use of materials were identified and have been introduced [31]. 46 © 2007, Woodhead Publishing Limited, except Supply chain partnerships for sustainable textile production © 2004, John Easton CONCLUSIONS The first part of this paper outlined the experience in ecodesign gained within other sectors of the last twelve years. It has taken time for companies to understand the subject, identify how it can be implemented and to begin to develop suitable methods and tools for designers so that ecodesign can become an integral part of their designing.

This has led to a number of products manufactured from 100% recycled materials such as polyester fibre produced from post-consumer PET bottles and woollen products made from reclaimed Ministry of Defence sweaters and hosiery [31]. Other areas of improvement that have been influenced by ecodesign is packaging were many opportunities for re-use of materials were identified and have been introduced [31]. 46 © 2007, Woodhead Publishing Limited, except Supply chain partnerships for sustainable textile production © 2004, John Easton CONCLUSIONS The first part of this paper outlined the experience in ecodesign gained within other sectors of the last twelve years.

One organisation that has managed to incorporate some elements of ecodesign into their products is Interface Fabrics [31]. This company has made a range of substantial environmental improvements through the implementation of an Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and one of these was to develop a new “eco-product” every year. This has led to a number of products manufactured from 100% recycled materials such as polyester fibre produced from post-consumer PET bottles and woollen products made from reclaimed Ministry of Defence sweaters and hosiery [31].

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