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Environmental impact of textiles : production, processes and protection

Author: Keith Slater; Textile Institute (Manchester, England),
Publisher: Cambridge : Woodhead Pub. : Textile Insitutute ; Boca Ratol, Fl : CRC, 2003.
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This book examines the effects that all phases of textile production and use have on the earth around us, from growing or making fibres to discarding a product after its useful life has ended. It looks at the physical environment, including air, water and land; the biological environment, by considering what happens as a result of manufacture; and the social environment as it impinges on our psychological, physical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Slater; Textile Institute (Manchester, England),
ISBN: 1855735415 9781855735415 0849317789 9780849317781
OCLC Number: 52726182
Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Structure and stability of the ecosystem --
The health of our planet --
The nature of textiles --
Textile fibre production --
Yarn production --
Fabric production --
Fabric treatment processes --
Use of textiles --
Environmental protection --
Effects on textiles of natural exposure --
Thermal exposure --
Chemical and microbiological attack --
Protection of, or by, textiles from environmental damage --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Keith Slater.
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Deals with developing an awareness of the environmental problems generated by textile production. After an introduction that indicates what environmental awareness involves, this book then divides  Read more...

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