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ForewordKate FletcherIntroductionMiguel Angel Gardetti and Ana Laura TorresPart I: The systemic vision and the value chain in the textile and fashion industry1. Slow fashion: Tailoring a strategic approach for sustainabilityCarlotta Cataldi, Crystal Grover and Maureen Dickson, Co-founders, Slow Fashion Forward2. Wisdoms from the fashion trenchesLynda Grose, Fashion Design for Sustainability, California College of the Arts, USA3. From principle to practice: Embedding sustainability in clothing supply chain strategiesAlison Ashby, Melanie Hudson Smith and Rory Shand, Plymouth Business School, UK4. Managing chemical risk information: The case of Swedish retailers and Chinese suppliers in textile supply chainsKristin Fransson, Birgit Brunklaus and Sverker Molander, Chalmers University of Technology, SwedenYuntao Zhang, The Fourth Research and Design Engineering Corporation of CNNC, China5. Innovation power of fashion focal companies and participation in sustainability activities in their supply networkHarrie W.M. van Bommel, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands6. Sustainable colour forecasting: The benefits of creating a better colour trend forecasting system for consumers, the fashion industry and the environmentTracy Diane Cassidy, University of Leeds, UK7. Fashioning use: A polemic to provoke pro-environmental garment maintenanceTullia Jack, The University of Melbourne, Australia8. Fashion design education for sustainability practice: Reflections on undergraduate level teachingLynda Grose, California College of the Arts, USA9. Upcycling fashion for mass productionTracy Diane Cassidy, University of Leeds, UKSara Li-Chou Han, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK10. Creating new from that which is discarded: The collaborative San Francisco Tablecloth Repurposing ProjectConnie Ulasewicz and Gail Baugh, San Francisco State University, USAPart II: Marketing, brands and regulatory aspects in the textile and fashion industry11. Sustainable consumption and production patterns in the clothing sector: Is green the new black?Ines Weller, University of Bremen, Germany12. Redefining "Made in Australia": A "fair go" for people and planetCameron Neil and Kirsten Simpson, Net Balance, AustraliaEloise Bishop, Ethical Clothing, Australia13. "Sustainability isn't sexy": An exploratory study into luxury fashionIain A. Davies and Carla-Maria Streit, University of Bath, School of Management, UK14. Ethical fashion in Western Europe: A survey of the status quo through the digital communications lensIlaria Pasquinelli and Pamela Ravasio, texSture, UK15. Effectiveness of standard initiatives: Rules and effectiveimplementation of transnational standard initiatives (TSI) in the apparel industry: An empirical examinationClaude Meier, University of Zurich and University of Applied Sciences Zurich (HWZ), SwitzerlandPart III: The practice in textiles and fashion16. Corporate responsibility in the garment industry: Towards shared valueAnna Larsson, U&We, SwedenKatarina Buhr, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Linkoeping University, SwedenCecilia Mark-Herbert, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden17. Zigzag or interlock? The case of the Sustainable Apparel CoalitionKim Poldner, University of St Gallen, Switzerland18. Garments without guilt? A case study of sustainable garment sourcing in Sri LankaPatsy Perry, George Davies Centre for Retail Excellence, Heriot-Watt University, UK19. Next one, please: Integrating sustainability criteria in the procurement of operating-room textiles: The case of GermanyEdeltraud Gunther, Technische Universitat Dresden, GermanyHolger Hoppe, SCHOTT Solar, GermanyGabriel Weber, ENT Environment & Management, SpainJulia Hillmann, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany20. Development and the garment industry: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsSarah E. Heidebrecht, Alumna, Kansas State University, USAJoy M. Kozar, Kansas State University, USAPart IV: Consumer: purchase, identity, use and care of clothing and textiles21. Young academic women's clothing practice: Interactions between fast fashion and social expectations in DenmarkCharlotte Louise Jensen and Michael Sogaard Jorgensen, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark22. Connecting meanings and materials: Identity dynamics in sustainable fashionFernando F. Fachin, HEC Montreal, Canada23. Consumers' attitudes towards sustainable fashion: Clothing usage and disposalHelen Goworek and Alex Hiller, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UKTom Fisher, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, UKTim Cooper, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, UKSophie Woodward, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UKIndex

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This significant and wide-ranging book explores the different dimensions of the textile, clothing and fashion industry.

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MIGUEL ANGEL GARDETTI is founder of the Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury, Argentina. ANA LAURA TORRES collaborated in the development of the Sustainable Textile Center, Argentina.


This significant and wide-ranging book explores the different dimensions of the textile, clothing and fashion industry.

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