Fashion problem: Materials

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Literature Review: Materials problem for Fashion

This “Ten Problems for Fashion in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. sustainability,
  2. retail,
  3. quality,
  4. materials,
  5. pollution,
  6. recycling,
  7. human rights,
  8. responsibility,
  9. social media,
  10. funding.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

4 Materials

THE PROBLEM — Polyester clothing manufactured from oil-based polyethylene terephthalate is the textile market leader. With time, consumers began relating animal materials such as fur and leather to topics such as animal rights, animal abuse, and animal protection. With the development of recent technologies, novel design strategies and novel materials possibilities increase day by day. Electrically conductive textiles represent a new generation of textile fibers, yarns, fabrics, and knits, with a wide range of wearable uses.

CASE STUDIES — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

CONCLUSIONS — The rise of interest in vegan fashion has led to an increase in interest in vegan materials. 3D printers are capable of producing designer clothes designed by the fashion designer or people in line with fashion trends within hours. Silk reeling units should be established in the countries which have sericulture farms and at least one weaver’s training center. Electrically conductive yarns are gaining increasing applications in woven textile materials, especially in woven sensors suitable for incorporation into clothing. The full life cycle of 1 kg of conventional polyester fabric has been estimated to release more than 30 kg of CO2 equivalents to the atmosphere. To satisfy customer needs, prolong the lifespan of denim fabric and depict the shape of body, denim fabric weft yarn core part should contain polyester fibres. Promising nonwoven natural fibrous leather alternatives obtained via up-cycling of agro-wastes using microbes and fungi may be used in the textile and shoe industries. Cellulose presents unique structural features, being the most important and available renewable resource for textiles. Little is known about the impact wearing clothing has had on the human microbiome, particularly that of the skin. Born from political crisis and material shortage, regenerated protein fibres were once seen as the fibres of the future.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

Fashion Problems
“Ten Problems for Fashion in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2021; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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