Editorial: Eco-Friendly Production

Business sustainability is more and more becoming one of the most important objectives of the Textile and Clothing industry. Beyond the economic factors, critical to the success of any business, many companies are now also considering the financial impact from environmental and social issues. Textile & Clothing production uses high levels of raw materials, water, energy and chemicals and often generates air, water and soil pollution through untreated effluent and waste, which can have a big impact on the environment. Under the pressure of the consumers and NGOs, new and sustainable approaches are being developed and adopted by textile and clothing companies across the EU.

In this special issue, we have assembled the following highlights:

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