A Detailed Study on Environmental Sustainability in Knit Composite Industries of Bangladesh
American Journal of Environmental Protection
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 121-127
Received: Jul. 25, 2016;
Accepted: Aug. 8, 2016;
Published: Sep. 8, 2016
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Samit Chakraborty, School of Materials, the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
This research paper has illustrated different forms of contemporary sustainable measures that can be applied in knitwear manufacturing industries. Apart of discussing this aspect, the paper has also reported what types of sustainable measures are being adopted by the Bangladeshi garments industries while producing knitted garments. Different ways of introducing and maintaining sustainability in garments industry have been elaborately presented in this paper. The research has also described what kinds of difficulties usually impair industrialists in adopting or executing sustainable practices in producing knitted apparels. In order to collect the information the author visited five garments industries and conducted interview with key responsible persons of those industries. A questionnaire was prepared for interviewing them. Their answers have been discussed elaborately in this paper followed by a concise conclusion.
A Detailed Study on Environmental Sustainability in Knit Composite Industries of Bangladesh, American Journal of Environmental Protection.
Vol. 5, No. 5,
2016, pp. 121-127.
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