Summary and Info
A carefully chosen and edited selection of 23 papers from the Ecotextile 2004 Conference held at the University of Bolton, this book explores recycling and use of waste as raw materials in such areas as clothing and carpet manufacture. The papers discuss sustainability and eco-design with topics on improved design, use of sustainable fibers, and manufacturing techniques. Subsequent chapters review sustainable development and renewables, including composites made from textile waste. They tackle waste management in areas such as dyeing and effluent treatment. The conclusion assesses novel technologies, including new fibers and finishing techniques.