This chapter reviews the entire supply chain for textiles and the clothing sector in terms of various processes from fibre to finished products and their environmental impacts. It also investigates the environmental impacts of different stages in the life cycle of textile products from the cradle to the grave.
Every product begins its life cycle at the raw material extraction stage, i.e. the cradle stage, and passes through various other stages, namely: manufacturing, distribution and use, before the cycle ends at the disposal (grave) stage. All the ...