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Sustainable Functional Textiles and Clothing

Edited by Gang Sun, UC Davis, USA

The clothing and textiles industry accounts for approximately $2 trillion in global revenue. Smart and functional materials are the current trend of consumer and institutional textiles and clothing. Dependence of petroleum based polymers and fibers, use of toxic chemicals, and extensive consumption of energy and water pose remarkable threats to environmental sustainability. Additionally, human safety and societal impact of novel technologies bring in concerns as well. While the environmental, social, and economic consequences associated with clothing and textiles are serious, industrial and academic researchers, as well as textile industry have responded to the concerns.

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  1. The purpose of this study is to compare and analyze physical properties of different fluorescent fabrics and retroreflective materials to determine their compliance to international standard for high-visibilit...

    Authors: Soonja Park
    Citation: Fashion and Textiles 2019 6:34
  2. Bio-EPDM, produced from sugarcane-derived ethylene, is an eco-friendly alternative material that can solve environmental pollution problems while showing performances similar to neoprene, a petroleum-based syn...

    Authors: Joeng Seon Sang, Eun-Young Park, Sung-Wook Lim, Soonjee Park and Kyung Wha Oh
    Citation: Fashion and Textiles 2019 6:21