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Journal of Natural Fibers

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Advances in Sustainable Textiles

Manuscript deadline
30 November 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr. Anish Khan, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
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Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
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Prof. Hom Dhakal, University of Portsmouth, UK
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Advances in Sustainable Textiles

Science of the textile fabrics was recorded in scientific articles since the early 17th century. Recently, there has been growing interest in sustainable textiles to generate less cloth trash and make greener textiles. The advent of the industrial age and the development of machines and manufacturing methods for textiles, innovation, and advancement in textiles has been growing rapidly. The utilization of compostable fabrics, recycled materials, reused clothing, local manufacturing, second-hand shopping, or eco-friendly packing are all examples of sustainable textiles. These environmentally friendly technologies are particularly needed because of the extensive processes used in manufacturing, processing, and gathering of raw materials, all of which are essential to the new recycling enterprises and national economies.

One of the perspectives of this study is the new advances in the promotion of greener, more sustainable raw materials. Such materials can be developed in the form of cellulosic textile fibers which are usually obtained from renewable and natural sources including bamboo, jute, linen, and cotton. Research is also underway to develop cellulose-based textile fibers from modal, lyocell, and viscose. Cellulose-based fibers are widely used in the textile industry as they are characterized by various advantages such as biodegradability, comfort, and hydrophilicity. The fibers that are also sustainable among natural fibers are protein fibers like: wool, alpaca, lama, yak, angora rabbit, silk, and spider silk. The importance of sustainable textile fibers can be understood from their advancement in research such that nowadays these fibers are used in various applications by blending them with other natural or synthetic fibers to minimize the cost of production and improve the properties of sustainable textiles. This collection aims to bring together research advancing our understanding of sustainable textiles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Biobased fibers through waste valorization for textile applications
  2. Health and recycling assessment of industrial textile fabrics
  3. Thin Coating of textile fibers
  4. Current circular economy concepts implemented in the textile sector
  5. Trends in enzyme-based sustainable textiles
  6. Smart textiles, and their advancements
  7. Cellulose-based sustainable textile fibers
  8. Protein fibers: wool, silk, and spider silk fibers
  9. Life cycle assessment and environmental impact

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisors for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts. Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 30th November 2023.

Please contact Xin Dai at [email protected] with any queries regarding this Article Collection.

Article Collection Guest Advisors

Dr. Anish Khan is currently working as an Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has published more than 300 articles in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals indexed by SCI/Scopus, more than 50 books, and more than 100 book chapters, He is recognized by Stanford University’s list of the world’s Top 2% of the Most-Cited Scientists from 2021 up to now. He is one of the Editorial Board members of Journal of Natural Fibers and working as Book Series editor in Springer for sustainable development.

Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa is currently working as a Senior Research Scientist/Associate Professor and also 'Advisor within the office of the President for University Promotion and Development towards International goals' at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand. He has published more than 250 articles in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals indexed by SCI/Scopus, 9 editorial corners, 60 book chapters, one book, 32 books as an Editor.

Prof. Hom Dhakal is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. He leads the Advanced Polymers and Composites (APC) Research Group. He has published in over 150 international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He also serves as a member of scientific committees and as an evaluator for various research projects.

Disclosure statement: The Guest Advisors have no conflicts to disclose related to this work.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.