Innovation of textiles through natural by-products and wastes

Lorena Coelho, Ana Isabel Magalhães, Sara Fernandes, Patrícia Batista, Maria Manuela Pintado, Pedro Faria, Catarina Costa, Bruna Moura, Augusta Marinho, Rosa Maria, Albertina Reis, Marta Carvalho, Mário Marques, Ângela Teles, José de Almeida Morgado, Maria Helena Vilaça, Jéssica Alexandra Pereira, Pedro José Magalhães, Ana Sofia Silva, Ricardo Jorge SilvaMário Jorge Silva, Vera Lúcia Sá, Sandra Gabriela Ventura, João Silva Abreu, Joaquim Manuel Gaião, Raquel Rosa Mourão, Fernando Manuel Merino, Mónica Sofia Gonçalves, Regina Malgueiro

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Nowadays, the competitiveness of the textile industry and the consumers’ interest have been increasing the demand for innovative and functional textiles. Allied to this, sustainable developments are playing an increasingly important role in the textile industry. Such concerns led to a new development strategy based on the valorization of bio-based wastes and by-products of different industries, inserting this in the circular economy paradigm. These bio-based wastes and by-products come from several industries, as the agri-food industry. These resources present an enormous potential for valorization in the textile finish due to their intrinsic properties (antimicrobial, prebiotic, antioxidant activity, among others). This chapter will review the latest innovation and textile product development through different by-products and wastes, their main properties and characteristics and the advantages that they offer to the textile industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaste in textile and leather sectors
EditorsAyşegül Körlü
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781838804978
ISBN (Print)9781789852448
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020


  • Innovative textiles
  • Functional textiles
  • Waste valorization
  • Sustainability
  • Circular economy
  • Protein fraction
  • Agro-industrial wastes
  • Vegan leather
  • Leather waste
  • Alternative leather


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