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Slow Fashion: Tailoring a Strategic Approach towards Sustainability
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This research explores one avenue for achieving sustainability within the fashion industry; which as it exists today is unsustainable. The Slow Fashion movement has an existing foundation in the larger fashion industry and is already making strides towards sustainability. The authors used this opportunity to examine a strategic approach, as its current approach is ad hoc. First, the authors assessed the Slow Fashion movement using the 5 level Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. To analyze the Slow Fashion movement further, the concept of Leverage Points was used to provide a focused lens to assist the author’s in navigating through the fashion industry’s complex system. Findings were synthesized into thirty strategic recommendations that target various players in the Slow Fashion movement. Three key recommendations will provide the most leverage in strengthening the Slow Fashion movement: 1) Co-create Slow Fashion Principles to represent the values of the movement and a shared definition of sustainability 2) Establish an overarching global network and local chapters for the Slow Fashion movement 3) Harmonize global garment and textile labelling initiatives under a Slow Fashion label.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Slow Fashion, Sustainable fashion, Strategic Sustainable Development, Slow Fashion Principles, Leverage Points, Slow Movements
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5405Local ID: diva2:832785
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2010-06-24 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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