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and low wages. Because of these factors, there have been many state and non-state attempts to try to secure sound labour and other practices in the sector while S. Grace Annapoorani ( & ) Department of Textiles and Apparel Design, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India e-mail: [email protected] © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017 S.S. Muthu (ed.), Sustainability in the Textile Industry , Textile Science and Clothing Technology, DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-2639-3_4 57
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maintaining its international competitiveness. There are some major sustainability issues in each sector. There are risks in terms of worker abuse, types of wages, gender equality, child labour, etc. The sustainability issues differ from one sector to another. The issues might differ between work processes in a sector. Normally, the issues are of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. There are many ways to analyse the sustainability issues within a sector. It depends on market and suppliers, product demands, geographic location, technology and labour force demographics, and their skills. Keywords Social sustainability Á Gender equity Á Wages Á Work time Á Safety hazards 1 Introduction According to the World Trade Organization Report, textiles and clothing are measured as one of the major products in world trade. The textiles and apparel industry are confronting issues, for example cut-off points to common assets, global warming, sustainability issues, and other social and political patterns. Textiles and clothing commercial ventures are considered among the most ecologically harming and untimely item substitution against environment. The textile industry is one of the greatest users of water. However, this industry has been becoming gigantic as are the ecological issues connected with it. With developing alertness, sustainability increased main impetus in the textile and apparel industry in 1994, and today, it is turning out to be considerably more imperative. There are a few sustainability issues that particularly identify with sourcing, creation, fabricating, bundling, marketing, and utilization. There are two alternatives in managing sustainability issues: (1) it is possible that we can disregard them or (2) we can turn into the specialists of progress. However, sustainability, much the same as some other signi fi cant origination, is a troublesome one to characterize in textiles and apparel. 2 Social Sustainability Meaning Social sustainability is the capacity of a group of people to build up con fi gura- tions to meet the requirements of its existing constituent and also to support the ability of future generations to sustain a healthy community. The method of approaching sustainability and its development is also known as social sustainability. The term social sustainability has less awareness among people when compared to economic and environmental sustainability.
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