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Care and Production of Clothing in Norwegian Homes: Environmental Implications of Mending and Making Practices
Mending, re-design, and altering are alternatives for prolonging the use period of clothing. It is a common assumption that nobody mends clothing anymore in Western societies. This paper studies Norwegian consumers’ clothing ...
Nisseluelandet—The Impact of Local Clothes for the Survival of a Textile Industry in Norway
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-06-22)
The article discusses the importance of local clothing for the survival of the Norwegian textile industry. It draws upon stakeholder interviews, as well as desktop research. Local clothes are discussed as they are understood ...
Does Use Matter? Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Clothing Based on Fiber Type
Several tools have been developed to compare the environmental impact of textiles. The most widely used are Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) and MADE-BY Fiber Benchmark. They use data from production to evaluate ...
Motivations for and against second-hand clothing acquisition
One of the possibilities consumers have for more sustainable clothing acquisition is to select pre-owned products. This article explores consumers’ motivations for clothing reuse: why they choose or do not choose to acquire ...
Microfibres from apparel and home textiles: Prospects for including microplastics in environmental sustainability assessment
Textiles release fibres to the environment during production, use, and at end-of-life disposal. Approximately two-thirds of all textile items are now synthetic, dominated by petroleum-based organic polymers such as polyester, ...