Sustainability and Social Responsibility

An exploratory study of sustainability ratings for conventional and alternative textiles on environmental effects

Authors
  • Ashlyn White (Iowa State University)
  • Young-A Lee (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Robert Gutman, a noted architect and sociologist, once said, “Every profession bears the responsibility to understand the circumstances that enable its existence” (Environmental Management and Business Institute, n.d.), and the textiles and apparel industry is no exception. As one of the largest industries in the world (Parvathi, 2009), it relies on a number of “circumstances” including the natural environment, manpower, and technology to thrive and produce a product.

Keywords: sustainability, textiles and apparel, Alternative textiles, natural environment

How to Cite:

White, A. & Lee, Y., (2013) “An exploratory study of sustainability ratings for conventional and alternative textiles on environmental effects”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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