Factors That Affect Sustainability in the Textile Design Industry in Kadoma, Zimbabwe

Part of the Sustainable Textiles: Production, Processing, Manufacturing & Chemistry book series (STPPMC)


As sustainability gains prominence in many spheres of life and disciplines of study, there is also a need to produce sustainable textiles, or ethical fabrics. Sustainability in textile design aims at producing fabrics or textiles that provide the greatest long-term benefits for all the users at any given time to sustain the textile design industry. This paper explores the need for sustainable approaches for sustainable textiles and materials in Kadoma, Zimbabwe. It also highlights the need to incorporate environmental, social and economic sustainability in textiles and the textile industry as they produce sustainable textiles. The paper also outlines the factors that affect sustainability in textile designing companies in Kadoma and explains how the textile industry can gain sustainability through the use of sustainable textile production and people-centred designing methods for each of the factors as they produce sustainable textiles. The paper ends by recommending sustainable textile design strategies for the textile design industry in Kadoma.


Sustainability Sustainable textiles Sustainable textile design Sustainable textile material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family and Consumer SciencesUniversity of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Design and TechnologyUniversity of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana

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