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August 25, 2009

COMMENT: Lean is green in apparel product development

Within the apparel industry the dialogue on sustainability has mainly focused on the production of ‘green products’ and the use of textile processing methods and supply chain strategies that reduce the sector’s environmental footprint. But as we begin to think of sustainability in broader terms, the product development stage provides another key point in the product lifecycle that is worthy of a closer look, writes [TC]²’s Kerry Maguire King.

Within the apparel industry the dialogue on sustainability has mainly focused on the production of ‘green products’ and the use of textile processing methods and supply chain strategies that reduce the sector’s environmental footprint. But as we begin to think of sustainability in broader terms, the product development stage provides another key point in the product lifecycle that is worthy of a closer look, writes [TC]²’s Kerry Maguire King.

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