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Multifarious Approaches to Attain Sustainable Fashion
2012 (English)In: Nordic Textile Journal, ISSN 1404-2487, Vol. 1, 31-37 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development
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Abstract [en]

Fashion is a huge industry and affects environmental, economic and social system in many ways. Exploitation of resources for ever changing trends in fashion is immense and providing these demands put enormous pressure on the environment. In such a situation sustainable practices in every human activity has become important and fashion is not less affected by this drive. Fashion professionals have to play major role to inculcate the concept of sustainable fashion with responsibility in their product line. It is important that while designing, designer should understand the benefits of sustainable operation starting with concept development level. In this paper design solutions for sustainable fashion are inferred in a design school scenario. The main idea to do so is to develop more sensible and responsible designs, which can be better solutions for sustainable fashion. The sustainable fashion was achieved to a certain extent by using available materials to its ultimate usage, using waste material, recycling of the products, planning second life for the fashion product, slowing down the fashion etc.

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The Textile Research Centre: Swedish School of Textiles , 2012. Vol. 1, 31-37 p.
Keyword [en]
slow fashion, sustainability, fashion design, haute couture, textile re-use, functional design
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Other Humanities
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1574Local ID: 2320/12346OAI: diva2:869632
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