Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion


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Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion showcases the global fashion industry's efforts to reduce the negative impacts associated with fashion production and consumption.

Illustrated throughout with infographics, photographs and diagrams of creative works, eighteen essays focus on six regions, examining sustainable fashion in the context of local, cultural and environmental concerns. Also included are 18 regional 'Spotlight' sections highlighting the differences and similarities across regions by concentrating on examples of best practice, design innovation and impact on the community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350058132
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/21/2019
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,220,211
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alison Gwilt is Associate Professor in Design at the University of New South Wales and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia, Australia and author of A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion (2014) and Fashion Design For Living (2015).

Alice Payne is a senior lecturer in Fashion at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Evelise Anicet Ruthschilling is Full Professor at the Art Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments xi

List of Contributing Authors xii

Foreword Orsola de Castro xxii

Introduction Alison Gwilt Alice Payne Evelise Anicet Rüthschilling xxiv

Part 1 Latin America 1

1.1 Sunshine on a Cloudy Day: Sustainable Fashion in Brazil Evelise Anicet Rüthschilling, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 2

1.2 A Spotlight on: Fashion Activism: The Impact of the Fashion Revolution Movement in Brazil Anne Anicet, Research Center on Sustainable Fashion, UFRGS, RS, Brazil Cariane Weydman Camargo, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, UNISINOS, RS, Brazil 14

1.3 Raíz Diseño: The Journey of a Silent Resistance Laura Novik, Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires, Argentina 17

1.4 A Spotlight on: The Production of Wool Fiber in Uruguay Ana Livni, brand owner/designer, Uruguay 25

1.5 Independent Fashion Design in Argentina: Is "Sustainable washing" a Concern? Miguel Angel Gardetti, Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury, Argentina 28

1.6 A Spotlight on: Sustainable Fashion in Colombia: Perspectives and Scope Dolly Viviana Polo Flórez, Universidad de San Buenaventura, Cali-Colombia. 41

Part 2 North America 44

2.1 Industry Leadership toward Sustainable Fashion through User Consumer Engagement: North America Tasha L. Lewis Suzanne Loker, Cornell University, USA 45

2.2 A Spotlight on: Pattern Makers and Garment Makers: Midwest, Ohio, Cleveland Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Kent State University, USA 58

2.3 Classing California's Wool: From Local to Global Networks Jennifer Hoover Susan B. Kaiser, University of California, Davis, USA 61

2.4 A Spotlight on: Preloved (Canada) Doris Treptow-Kovacs, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA 71

2.5 Sustainable Fashion in Canada: Unpacking the Spaces and Practices of "Made in Canada" Taylor Brydges, Stockholm University, Sweden 74

2.6 A Spotlight on: Pratt Institute/Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator: "Keeping the Cart Attached to the Horse" Deb Johnson/Pratt Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, USA 83

Part 3 Europe 86

3.1 Sustainability and Garment Longevity in the UK High Street Alison Gwilt, University of South Australia, Australi Alana, James, Northumbria University, UK 87

3.2 A Spotlight on: Sustainable Fashion in the Netherlands Mariangela Lavanga, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL 97

3.3 Sustainability in the Textiles and Clothing Fashion Industry: An Ongoing Study in Portugal Ana Cristina Broega, University of Minho, Portugal 100

3.4 A Spotlight on: VIGGA. US: Sharing Baby Clothes in a Sustainable Product-Service System Vibeke Riisberg, Design School Kolding, Denmark 110

3.5 Setting Out on a Journey Toward Sustainable Luxury in Spain Elena Salcedo Allende, far & sound and Istituto Europeo di Design, Barcelona, Spain 113

3.6 A Spotlight on: Textile-Led Sustainable Innovation of Surface Coloration and Patterning for Sportswear Laura Morgan, Loughborough University, UK Faith Kane, Massey University, New Zealand John Tyrer, Loughborough University, UK Jinsong Shen, De Montfort University, UK 126

Part 4 Asia (Western, Central, South Central, Eastern) 131

4.1 Fashioning Sustainability in Hong Kong and China Gloria Wong Benny Ding Leong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 132

4.2 A Spotlight on: Successful Strategies and Core Strengths of the Self Employed Women's Association: Learning Milestones toward Building Sustainable Fashion Organizations Goutam Saha, Darniya Roy Harsha Rant, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India 144

4.3 Collaborative Consumption for Small- and Medium-sized Fashion Enterprises in South Korea Eunsuk Hur, University of Leeds, UK 148

4.4 A Spotlight on: Examples of Sustainable Fashion in Sri Lanka Sumith Gopura, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Alice Payne, Queensland University of Technology, Australia 160

4.5 Sustainable Anatolia: Craft-Centered Design in Turkey Sölen Kipöz, Izmir University of Economics Duygu Atalay, Beykent University, Turkey 164

4.6 A Spotlight on: Redress: A Case Study of a Sustainable Fashion Initiative Influencing Consumption Practices in Hong Kong and Asia Anne Peirson-Smith, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 174

Part 5 Southeast Asia and Oceania 179

5.1 Sustainable Fashion in Australia: Raw Fiber, Fast Fashion, and New Localism Alice Payne Tiziana Ferrero-Regis, Queensland University of Technology, Australia 180

5.2 A Spotlight on: Sustainable Australian Indigenous Fashion Jennifer Craik Kathleen Horton, Queensland University of Technology, Australia 191

5.3 Producing Sustainable Fashion: Made in Vietnam Angela Finn, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia 194

5.4 A Spotlight on: Space Between: Fashion Activism in New Zealand Jennifer Whitty, Massey University New Zealand 204

5.5 Fashion Practices in Cambodia: Contrasting Paradigms between the Export Apparel Industry and Small-medium Enterprises in Cambodia Lauren Solomon, Queensland University of Technology Australia 208

5.6 A Spotlight on: Sustainability of Renting Wedding Dresses in Asian Regions Seoha Min, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA Marilyn DeLong, University of Minnesota, USA 219

Part 6 Africa and the Middle East 222

6.1 A Case for Design-Led Environmentally Sustainable Fashion Design Praxis in South Africa Desiree Smal, University of Johannesburg, South Africa 223

6.2 A Spotlight on: Developing Sustainable Fashion in South Africa: Sustainable Cotton Cluster Marsha A. Dickson Huantian Cao Martha Carper, University of Delaware, USA 232

6.3 Challenges Preventing the Fashion Industry from Implementing Sustainable Product Service Systems In Botswana and Kenya Yaone Rapitsenyane, University of Botswana Sophia Njeru, Machakos University, Kenya Richie Moalosi, University of Botswana 236

6.4 A Spotlight on: Designing Sustainable Indigenous Fabric and Attire for Young Women in Zimbabwe's Tertiary Institutions Mercy Rugedhla, Solusi University, Zimbabwe Potlako Peoesele Disele Richie Moalosi Lily Clara Fidzani, University of Botswana, Botswana 246

6.5 Sustainable Fashion and the United Arab Emirates Vision 2021 Ayesha Siddequa, Founder and Creative Director of Future Fashion, UAE 249

6.6 A Spotlight on: Shahira Mehrez, Egypt: The Continuation of Culture Maggie Jonk, Ryerson University, Canada 259

Concluding Remarks Alison Gwilt Alice Payne Evelise Anicet Rüthschilling 263

Resources 265

Index 277

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