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ERIC Number: EJ996335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Improving Knowledge for Green Textile Products: Life Cycle Analysis
Nam, Jinhee
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v104 n3 p49-50 2012
Textile products are used heavily every day. The apparel industry is one of the largest industrial polluters, causing damage to both human health and the environment. Despite increasing consumer concern about environmental issues and a growing trend toward supporting sustainable production, consumers are often unable to evaluate accurately which textiles are produced sustainably. Life cycle analysis, a relatively new approach, examines the way the production, use, care, and disposal of a product affects the environment and the people involved with the product. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals can play an active role in incorporating the life cycle analysis approach into the curriculum. FCS students are both current consumers and future practitioners in their fields, who may be charged with making both small- and large-scale purchasing decisions and engaging in product development and implementation decisions. The apparel design and merchandising students will be directly involved in related activities including textiles planning, production, and distribution. Several strategies to increase the knowledge of the life cycle analysis approach within FCS are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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