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Title: The role of footwear fitting and comfort in the environmental impact of footwear
Authors: Luximon, A 
Jiang, L
Keywords: Fit
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Source: Advances in intelligent systems and computing, 2016, v. 489, p. 183-190 How to cite?
Journal: Advances in intelligent systems and computing 
Abstract: Sustainability has become a global concern in recent years. The traditional production and consumption patterns bring heavy environmental burdens. As the increasing of sustainability and environmental awareness, not only the governments launched regulations and policies to reduce the environmental impacts, consumers also have begun to show interests in eco-friendly products. The footwear industry plays a significant role in the impact of the contribution of apparel section. Various analyses have been conducted on this field aiming at optimizing the footwear life cycle management and design strategy to reduce the impact. As one of the most important properties of wearing products, fitting and comfort can influence consumers purchasing and usage, thus indirectly affects the environmental impact of footwear considering the whole product lifetime. This study focuses on the role of footwear fitting and comfort in the environmental impact of footwear, analysing the influence of fitting in different product life cycle stages.
Description: International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016, Walt Disney World, US, 27-31 July 2016
ISBN: 9783319416939
ISSN: 2194-5357
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41694-6_19
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