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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

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Sustainable Functional Textiles and Clothing

The clothing and textiles industry accounts for approximately $2 trillion in global revenue. Smart and functional materials are the current trend of consumer and institutional textiles and clothing. Dependence of petroleum based polymers and fibers, use of toxic chemicals, and extensive consumption of energy and water pose remarkable threats to environmental sustainability. Additionally, human safety and societal impact of novel technologies bring in concerns as well. While the environmental, social, and economic consequences associated with clothing and textiles are serious, industrial and academic researchers, as well as textile industry have responded to the concerns.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable functional fibers and textile
  • Sustainable colorants and finishing agents
  • Sustainable production processes of functional fibers and textiles
  • Water and energy issues within the clothing and textiles industry
  • Human safety of functional textiles
  • Sustainability and consumer acceptance
  • Life cycle assessment of textile production processes
  • Biobased fibers and textiles
  • Sustainable functional designs

Guest editor
Gang Sun, UC Davies, USA

Submission deadline
31 October 2018

Submission instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Fashion and Textiles. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Fashion and Textiles submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Sustainable Functional Textiles and Clothing. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

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  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

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