The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society

The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society

by Nikolay Anguelov


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498712224
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 585,070
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nikolay Anguelov is a professor of economic development in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He oversees the graduate certificate and concentration in Public Management for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program as well as service the research-intensive policy analysis curriculum for the department. Dr. Anguelov is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses on the adjacencies between economics, politics and diplomacy. His research focus is a product of his private sector experience in international trade. As an alumnus of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Dr. Anguelov started his career in the private sector of fashion and home product international commerce where he eventually started his own successful business. Those experiences define his attention to the role policy plays in creating economic incentives both domestically and internationally. Dr. Anguelov is also the author Policy and Political Theory In Trade Practice: Multinational Corporations and Global Governments (2014) and Economic Sanctions Vs. Soft Power: Lessons From Myanmar, North Korea and the Middle East (2015) both published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Table of Contents

From Fashion to Fast Fashion
A New Way to Create Trends
Teaching versus Listening to the Customer: Building the Foundations of Manipulation
Global Brand Proliferation
Fast-Fashion Retail

The Promotion of a Lifestyle
Advertising Behavior, Not Product
Global Branding
Global Taste and Preference Convergence

The Production Platforms of Modern Garment Manufacturing
Industry Agglomeration
Changing Supply Chains
Retailer-Driven Business Model

Regulatory Environment
Deregulating the International Trade in Clothes
Policy Winners and Losers
Recuperating Regulatory Losses Through Environmental Sourcing

The Carbon Footprint of Textile Manufacturing for Fast Fashion
The Ecological Impact of Fiber Production and Supply
King Cotton: The Economic Power of Cotton Producers
Exporting Cotton = Exporting Pollution
Existing in Isolation in the Production Chain?

The Direct and Social Costs of Low Prices
The Social Cost of Firm Profitability
Understanding Customer Utility
Theoretical Implications for Economic Analysis: Elastic
Choice but Inelastic Sales

The Economics, Demographics, and Ethics of the Low Price Quest
The Industrial Psychology of Impulses
The Moral Universe of Non–Wage Earners
The Elasticity of Dirty Consumption
Utility, Ethics, and the Quest for Sustainability in Fashion Commerce: Not While Prices Are Falling

Implications and Conclusions
The Economic Reasons for Ignoring Social Costs
Social Costs and Perverse Incentives in Fashion Economics
Telling the Hard Truth: Why Extant Solution Recommendations Are Ignored

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NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
Terrific information! A wide eye opener! I never realized this about clothing, except about the other resources, but I am so shocked and this book just taught me more than I ever even thought about. Such a great read and now I am warned about the fashion I wear and what it's doing to the environment.