Towards Sustainable Manufacturing with Industry 4.0: A Framework for the Textile Industry

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Paulius Stulga (1), Robert Ian Whitfield (1), Jaki Love (2), Dorothy Evans (1)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom; 2: UK Fashion & Textile Association, United Kingdom
Section: Organisation, Collaboration and Management
Page(s): 283-292
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Due to increasing sustainability demands, textiles manufacturing, an industry that uses substantial amounts of natural resources, energy and labour, are facing tough challenges in the years ahead. One of the more overlooked concepts with great potential for sustainable manufacturing is Industry 4.0. This paper addresses how the textile industry is engaging with Industry 4.0 technologies and applications in the context of sustainable manufacturing. A proposal for an implementation framework is introduced based on a literature review within this field.

Keywords: industry 4.0, sustainability, characteristics and properties, textiles manufacturing

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