Proceedings of the First International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology Practices for Sustainable Development, ICSETPSD 2023, 17th-18th November 2023, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Research Article

Pre-consumer textile waste- A study and design development

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342636,
        author={Swetha  Jayalakshmi and Banumathy  Sundararaman},
        title={Pre-consumer textile waste- A study and design development},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology Practices for Sustainable Development, ICSETPSD 2023, 17th-18th November 2023, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSETPSD},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={sustainable recycling pre-consumer textile waste},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342636}
    }
    
  • Swetha Jayalakshmi
    Banumathy Sundararaman
    Year: 2024
    Pre-consumer textile waste- A study and design development
    ICSETPSD
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342636
Swetha Jayalakshmi1,*, Banumathy Sundararaman2
  • 1: PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • 2: VIT Fashion Institute of Technology (VFIT), Chennai
*Contact email: jsj.afd@psgtech.ac.in

Abstract

By 2030, India is set to become one of the biggest apparel markets for sustainable fashion. Recycling is one of the effective techniques which is a key concept of waste management. There is an increasing availability of recycled textiles today, which are made by repurposing pre-consumer and post-consumer textile waste. The pre-consumer textile waste is generally recycled into new raw material by producing fiber or yarn, which are used by home furnishing, automotive, paper, and other industries. Therefore, the objective of this study is to identify the nature and volume of pre-consumer textile waste from apparel manufacturers and tailoring units and to develop fashion products using pre-consumer textile waste. The nature and volume of pre-consumer textile waste will be collected from apparel manufacturers using a survey. The marketability of the product will be studied using a consumer willingness survey. The study concludes with an understanding of the nature, volume of pre-consumer textile waste.