A Bibliometric Review of Green Technology-Related Research in the Textile Industry

Md. Sadrul Islam Sarker , Istvan Bartok

2023 / Volume 6 / Pages 813-836
Received 21 November 2023; Accepted 15 December 2023; Published 21 December 2023

Despite being an impressive contributor to the world economy, traditional production and processing methods in the textile manufacturing industry cause significant waste and pollution. Green technology has emerged as a viable approach for mitigating environmental consequences. Numerous scholars have investigated green technologies; nonetheless, a more thorough analysis of the development and characteristics of green technology research in the textile industry is needed. This bibliometric study examined the growth patterns and trends of green technology research in the clothing industry from 2000 to 2023. The data were collected from the Scopus database, and the bibliometric analysis tool VOSviewer was used to visualise the data. The study results demonstrated the exponential growth trends of green textile technology research since 2020. The study also uncovered productive journals, countries, and institutions researching green textile technology. The results additionally showed that the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and China exhibit substantial publications, and the UK is the leading country for collaborative research in green textile technology research. This study identified five primary research areas in the green textile technology literature: environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment of textiles, sustainable design of textiles, sustainable fashion, and circular fashion supply chains. This analysis can assist academics in identifying novel research methodologies.

textile industry, green technology, bibliometric analysis