New Tools and Techniques for Measuring Sustainability in Clothing

  • P. Senthil Kumar
  • P. R. Yaashikaa
Part of the Textile Science and Clothing Technology book series (TSCT)


Textile industry is one of the fundamental ventures which fulfills one of the essential needs of individuals and subsequently moves toward becoming as an unavoidable piece of human’s life. Measuring sustainability in textile industry is a complex examination technique. It is directed for supporting basic leadership and strategy in an expansive ecological, monetary, and social setting. The research on sustainability measurement flourishes with various tools, techniques, models, and systems, and the measure of writing on sustainability evaluation connected to the field of assembling is quickly developing. Environmental, social, and monetary effects are significant mainstays of sustainability in textile industry. Measuring sustainability has been viewed as troublesome because of the subjective idea of the deliberate issues. Higg Index has turned out to be a far-reaching self-measuring tool for associations in the clothing sector to utilize. Picking a correct tool to suit the requirements of various players in the field of sustainability is particularly pivotal. Sustainability can be evaluated for a product, venture, and furthermore for an area and a nation. Measuring tools are characterized by different ways. Not all sustainability measuring tools can be utilized for textile network, and a portion of the tools are very apparent to survey the sustainability of textile outcomes.


Sustainability Tools and techniques Environmental Economic and social supportability Lifecycle assessment Sustainable Apparel Coalition Higg Index 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSSN College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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