Sustainability in fashion and textiles : values, design, production and consumption
- edited by Miguel Angel Gardetti and Ana Laura Torres.
- Sheffield, UK : Greenleaf Publishing, 
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- xi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Foreword Kate Fletcher Introduction Miguel Angel Gardetti and Ana Laura Torres PART I: The systemic vision and the value chain in the textile and fashion industry 1 Slow fashion: Tailoring a strategic approach for sustainability Carlotta Cataldi, Crystal Grover and Maureen Dickson, Co-founders, Slow Fashion Forward 2 Wisdoms from the fashion trenches Lynda Grose, Fashion Design for Sustainability, California College of the Arts, USA 3 From principle to practice: Embedding sustainability in clothing supply chain strategies Alison Ashby, Melanie Hudson Smith and Rory Shand, Plymouth Business School, UK 4 Managing chemical risk information: The case of Swedish retailers and Chinese suppliers in textile supply chains Kristin Fransson, Birgit Brunklaus and Sverker Molander, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Yuntao Zhang, The Fourth Research and Design Engineering Corporation of CNNC, China 5 Innovation power of fashion focal companies and participation in sustainability activities in their supply network Harrie W.M. van Bommel, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands 6 Sustainable colour forecasting: The benefits of creating a better colour trend forecasting system for consumers, the fashion industry and the environment Tracy Diane Cassidy, University of Leeds, UK 7 Fashioning use: A polemic to provoke pro-environmental garment maintenance Tullia Jack, The University of Melbourne, Australia 8 Fashion design education for sustainability practice: Reflections on undergraduate level teaching Lynda Grose, California College of the Arts, USA 9 Upcycling fashion for mass production Tracy Diane Cassidy, University of Leeds, UK Sara Li-Chou Han, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 10 Creating new from that which is discarded: The collaborative San Francisco Tablecloth Repurposing Project Connie Ulasewicz and Gail Baugh, San Francisco State University, USA PART II: Marketing, brands and regulatory aspects in the textile and fashion industry 11 Sustainable consumption and production patterns in the clothing sector: Is green the new black? Ines Weller, University of Bremen, Germany 12 Redefining "Made in Australia": A "fair go" for people and planet Cameron Neil and Kirsten Simpson, Net Balance, Australia Eloise Bishop, Ethical Clothing, Australia 13 "Sustainability isn't sexy": An exploratory study into luxury fashion Iain A. Davies and Carla-Maria Streit, University of Bath, School of Management, UK 14 Ethical fashion in Western Europe: A survey of the status quo through the digital communications lens Ilaria Pasquinelli and Pamela Ravasio, texSture, UK 15 Effectiveness of standard initiatives: Rules and effectiveimplementation of transnational standard initiatives (TSI) in the apparel industry: An empirical examination Claude Meier, University of Zurich and University of Applied Sciences Zurich (HWZ), Switzerland PART III: The practice in textiles and fashion 16 Corporate responsibility in the garment industry: Towards shared value Anna Larsson, U&We, Sweden Katarina Buhr, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Linkoping University, Sweden Cecilia Mark-Herbert, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 17 Zigzag or interlock? The case of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition Kim Poldner, University of St Gallen, Switzerland 18 Garments without guilt? A case study of sustainable garment sourcing in Sri Lanka Patsy Perry, George Davies Centre for Retail Excellence, Heriot-Watt University, UK 19 Next one, please: Integrating sustainability criteria in the procurement of operating-room textiles: The case of Germany Edeltraud Gunther, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany Holger Hoppe, SCHOTT Solar, Germany Gabriel Weber, ENT Environment & Management, Spain Julia Hillmann, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany 20 Development and the garment industry: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Sarah E. Heidebrecht, Alumna, Kansas State University, USA Joy M. Kozar, Kansas State University, USA PART IV: Consumer: purchase, identity, use and care of clothing and textiles 21 Young academic women's clothing practice: Interactions between fast fashion and social expectations in Denmark Charlotte Louise Jensen and Michael Sogaard Jorgensen, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark 22 Connecting meanings and materials: Identity dynamics in sustainable fashion Fernando F. Fachin, HEC Montreal, Canada 23 Consumers' attitudes towards sustainable fashion: Clothing usage and disposal Helen Goworek and Alex Hiller, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK Tom Fisher, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK Tim Cooper, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, UK Sophie Woodward, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- There is no doubt that the textile industry - the production of clothing, fabrics, thread, fibre and related products - plays a significant part in the global economy. It also frequently operates with disregard to its environmental and social impacts. The textile industry uses large quantities of water and outputs large quantities of waste. As for social aspects, many unskilled jobs have disappeared in regions that rely heavily on these industries. Another serious and still unresolved problem is the flexibility textile industry companies claim to need. Faced with fierce international competition, they are increasingly unable to offer job security. This is without even considering the informal-sector work proliferating both in developing and developed countries. Child labour persists within this sector despite growing pressure to halt it. Fashion demands continuous consumption. In seeking to own the latest trends consumers quickly come to regard their existing garments as inferior, if not useless. "Old" items become unwanted as quickly as new ones come into demand. This tendency towards disposability results in the increased use of resources and thus the accelerated accumulation of waste. It is obvious to many that current fashion industry practices are in direct competition with sustainability objectives; yet this is frequently overlooked as a pressing concern. It is, however, becoming apparent that there are social and ecological consequences to the current operation of the fashion industry: sustainability in the sector has been gaining attention in recent years from those who believe that it should be held accountable for the pressure it places on the individual, as well as its contribution to increases in consumption and waste disposal. This book takes a wide-screen approach to the topic, covering, among other issues: sustainability and business management in textile and fashion companies; value chain management; use of materials; sustainable production processes; fashion, needs and consumption; disposal; and innovation and design. The book will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the global fashion business.
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