WIT Press


Sustainable Textile Materials In Interiors

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC160531

Volume

204

Pages

12

Page Range

635 - 646

Published

2016

Size

1,009 kb

Author(s)

A. Fathy

Abstract

Textiles that consume as few resources as possible, concerning both material use as well as energy needs, play an emerging role in sustainable interior design. As the textile industry works toward sustainability, the principle factors that have been addressed are related to ethical issues in production systems and eco-materials. However, the majority of modern business models are mainly concerned with large production and sales volume. Furthermore, energy and resource consumption have increased to levels that reduce the benefits of technological development. Significant changes are needed in order to reach systematic transformations in production and consumption. This article discusses sustainable textile materials as a part of sustainability in interior design.

Keywords

sustainable textiles, interior design, sustainable interior design, textile industry, sustainability, interior textiles