This chapter discusses the present scenario and market trend of some important natural plant fibers such as cotton, flax, jute, and hemp. Production, processing, and applications of these fibers are discussed. The factors influencing the sustainability of these natural plant fibers are presented and various lifecycle assessment studies performed on these fibers to evaluate their environmental impacts and sustainability are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing|
|Subtitle of host publication||Eco-friendly Raw Materials, Technologies, and Processing Methods|
|Editors||Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu|
|Publisher||Springer Science+Business Media Singapore Private Limited|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 2014|
|Name||Textile Science and Clothing Technology|