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The textile supply chain and its environmental impact

Abstract:

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.

Key words

environment

production

natural

synthetic

life cycle

insecticides

pesticides

fertilizers

energy

1.1 Introduction

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 ...

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