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dc.contributor.authorSinha, Pammi
dc.contributor.authorMuthu, Subramanian
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Iain
dc.contributor.authorSchulze, Rita
dc.contributor.authorBeverley, Katie
dc.contributor.authorDay, Claire
dc.contributor.authorTipi, Nicoleta
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T13:22:41Z
dc.date.available2015-08-18T13:22:41Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-07
dc.identifier.citationSinha et al. (2015). Textiles and Clothing Sustainability 1: 6en_US
dc.identifier.otherDOI 10.1186/s40689-015-0004-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7210
dc.description.abstractWe present the complexities in terms of designing automotive exterior seating materials (seat coverings and interior linings) at Sage Automotive Interiors (UK), which is a division of a global international automotive textile supplier with headquarters in the US. Sustainability and innovation are emphasized in documents communicating the company’s vision. Using a case study approach, we consider the current design, development and manufacture process and examine it for the potential for feedback loops, identify potential leverage points to effect change and how the process could divert wastes from disposal. We will highlight where sustainable decisions can be incorporated and the difficulties in achieving true sustainability. We argue that a systems approach is needed from conception to final product to ensure economic recycling of textiles and fibres used in automotive seating. Without which, the reality is at best incineration for energy and/or landfill, thus losing important, finite resources forever from a diminishing resource pool of raw materials.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTextiles and Clothing Sustainability;
dc.subjectAutomotive textilesen_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectSystemsen_US
dc.subjectRecyclingen_US
dc.subjectIncinerationen_US
dc.subjectLandfillen_US
dc.subjectWasteen_US
dc.titleSystems thinking in designing automotive textilesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.dateAccepted2015-03-17


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