Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

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The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the degradation of natural systems, with the associated environmental footprint of clothing high in comparison with other products.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion recognizes the complexity of aligning fashion with sustainability. It explores fashion and sustainability at the levels of products, processes, and paradigms and takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question and suggest creative responses to issues of:
• Fashion in a post-growth society
• Fashion, diversity and equity
• Fashion, fluidity and balance across natural, social and economic systems

This handbook is a unique resource for a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities interested in sustainability and fashion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134083022
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/21/2014
Series: Routledge International Handbooks
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 324
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Kate Fletcher is Professor of Sustainability, Design, Fashion at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK.

Mathilda Tham is Professor of Design at Linnaeus University, Sweden, and metadesign researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I – Framing and expanding fashion and sustainability  1. Other Fashion Systems Kate Fletcher  2. Sustainability and Fashion Joanne Entwistle  3. Nature’s systems Louise St Pierre  4. A Whole New Cloth: Politics and the Fashion System John Thackara Part 2 – Sustainability and fashion as seen from other places and disciplines  5. The Real Challenge of Sustainability John Ehrenfeld  6. Economic Growth and the Shape of Sustainable Fashion: contextualizing fashion sustainability in terms of consumer-led economic growth  Ann Thorpe  7. Prospect, seed and activate - advancing design for sustainability in fashion Jonathan Chapman  8. Speed Carolyn Strauss  9. African Second-hand Clothes: Mima-te and the Development of Sustainable Fashion Amanda Ericsson and Andrew Brooks  10. Fashion And Sustainability In The Context Of Gender Mirjam Southwell  11. Spirituality and Ethics: theopraxy in the future of sustainability within the supply chain Sue Thomas  12. Consumption studies: the force of the ordinary Ingun Klepp and Kirsi Laitala  13. Accidentally sustainable?: ethnographic approaches to clothing practices Sophie Woodward  14. The world in a wardrobe: expressing notions of care in the economy and everyday life Joe Smith Part 3 – Perspectives on refining fashion from within 15. Establishing the History of Sustainability in Fashion Sasha Wallinger  16. Branding Sustainability, Business Models in Search of Clarity Simonetta Carbonaro and David Goldsmith  17.Towards fashion media for sustainability Else Skjold  18. The role of science and technology for sustainable fashion Greg Peters, Hjalmar Granber, Susanne Sweet  19.The New Synthetics: Could synthetic biology lead to sustainable textile manufacturing? Carole Collet  20. The fashion system through a lens of zero-waste fashion design Timo Rissanen  21.Fashion brands and workers’ rights Liz Parker Part 4 – Visions of sustainability from within the fashion space  22. Fashion as material Lynda Grose  23. Fashion Design Dilys Williams  24. Fashion and community Lizzie Harrison  25. Openness Amy Twigger Holroyd  26. Mending Jonnet Middleton  27. "A suit, of his own earning": Fashion Supremacy and Sustainable Fashion Activism Otto von Busch  28. The futures of futures studies in fashion Mathilda Tham  Conclusions


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