Organic Cotton

Is it a Sustainable Solution?

  • Miguel Angel Gardetti
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Part of the Textile Science and Clothing Technology book series (TSCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ali Serkan Soydan, Arzu Yavas, Gizem Karakan Günaydin, Sema Palamutcu, Ozan Avinc, M. Niyazi Kıvılcım et al.
    Pages 1-23
  3. Sema Palamutcu, Ali Serkan Soydan, Ozan Avinc, Gizem Karakan Günaydin, Arzu Yavas, M. Niyazi Kıvılcım et al.
    Pages 25-39
  4. María Lourdes Delgado Luque, Miguel Angel Gardetti
    Pages 41-80
  5. Gizem Karakan Günaydin, Ozan Avinc, Sema Palamutcu, Arzu Yavas, Ali Serkan Soydan
    Pages 81-99
  6. Gizem Karakan Günaydin, Arzu Yavas, Ozan Avinc, Ali Serkan Soydan, Sema Palamutcu, M. Koray Şimşek et al.
    Pages 101-125
  7. P. Senthil Kumar, P. R. Yaashikaa
    Pages 127-139
  8. P. Senthil Kumar, A. Saravanan
    Pages 141-155
  9. Seyda Eyupoglu
    Pages 157-176

About this book


This book highlights the traditional boundaries of the textile industry and discusses to what extent organic cotton is sustainable. It also examines the domestic and international influences of agricultural practices on cotton. Sustainability issues in the textile and fashion sectors require the influences that arise from beyond the boundaries of the conventional textile industry to be taken into account. These “external” influences—from (international or domestic) agricultural practices and energy policies to consumption patterns and levels of ecological notions of the society—have a significant impact on the sustainability of the textile and fashion sectors as a whole. Ecological and social concerns go far beyond individual companies and industries; therefore, in order to become more sustainable, the textile (and fashion) industry needs to address these concerns appropriately and connect with other disciplines, industries, communities, and international groups.


Cotton fair trade Sustainable Cotton Greenwashing cotton Recycled Cotton Environmental impacts of cotton Chemical free cotton Cotton certifications Affordable cotton

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Angel Gardetti
    • 1
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Studies on Sustainable LuxuryBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Head of SustainabilitySgT & APIHong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8781-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8782-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9863
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9871
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