Shifting Towards a More Sustainable Fashion Future

Meri-Maaria Frig, Pia Polsa, Finola Kerrigan

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The fashion industry is one of the most harmful industries in the world and continuesto grow despite widespread awareness of its environmental and social impacts (Boström and Micheletti 2016; Hvass 2013; Niinimäki et al. 2020; Indvik 2020). It functions mostly in a linear way, contributing to a take-make-waste economy (Ellen MacArthur Foundation 2017). Drawing together the extensive research on aspects of this topic, this chapter establishes how fashion is unsustainable and identifies different ways the unsustainability of fashion could be reduced and the key stakeholders who can instigate such change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability in Art, Fashion and Wine : Critical Perspectives
EditorsAnnamma Joy
Place of PublicationBerlin, Boston
PublisherDe Gruyter
Publication date2024
ISBN (Print)978-3-11-078389-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-078393-3, 978-3-11-078397-1
Publication statusPublished - 2024
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter


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