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both initiatives. Because there is a dearth of detailed information on the SAC Higg index, this volume has two chapters to disseminate the information pertaining to one of the important sustainability initiatives of apparel sector. Environmental Adaptation by Small and Medium Sized Textile and Garment Companies in Vietnam Is Governance an Issue? deals with another important issue environmental adaptation. Having considered Institutional theory as a crux and tool, this chapter highlights the in uence of current institutional mechanisms on the adaptive capacity of textiles and garment small- and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam in response to national and international environmental requirements. Sustainable Measures Taken by Brands, Retailers and Manufacturers high- lights the measures and attempts taken by various apparel brands, retailers, and manufacturers involved in the clothing supply chain as an appreciation of the measures taken to achieve sustainability in the clothing sector. This chapter presents detailed discussions related to sustainability measures considered by various brands, such as Adidas, Burberry, Patagonia, Levi s, and Nike; retailers, such as Walmart and Target; and manufacturers, such as Novozymes. This chapter deals with sustainability aspects such as measuring and mitigating the various environ- mental impacts, development of tools and standards, and the practice of energy- ef fi cient measures. The frequently used term of eco-labels plays a major role in sustainability efforts. There are various eco-labels produced and used every day for textiles and clothing products. Two chapters are earmarked for this important topic. Develop- ment of Eco-labels for Sustainable Textiles introduces the reader to the basics of textiles and ecology, the use of restricted substances and the importance of mea- suring them, the availability of different organic products and their signi fi cance for the clothing sector, and the basics of eco-labeling, including characteristics and bene fi ts. Ecolabels and Organic Certi fi cation for Textile Products follows with a discussion of the important eco-labels and organic certi fi cations being used in the apparel industry. This chapter presents detailed information pertaining to various sustainability standards and certi fi cation schemes applicable to the textiles and clothing sector. I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the contributors to this third volume of the Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing for their timely efforts to bring forth this book, which is enriched by the technical content in their chapters. I have vi Preface
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no doubt that the readers will bene fi t from their contributions, which highlight the important details associated with the regulatory aspects and sustainability standards of the textiles and clothing sectors. Along with the previous two volumes in the roadmap series, this book will certainly become as an important reference for the researchers, students, industrialists, and sustainability professionals working in this fi eld.
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