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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Slow Fashion and Sustainability: The Luxury Impact
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Industrial economy
Information
Abstract
The fashion industry is contributing to today's sustainability challenge in a number of ways. Despite all the advantages of modernization, the pace of life is getting frantic and societal behaviour is in conflict with natural resources. Thus, an urgent need arises to ensure quality in production and improve social and environmental conditions. In this vein, slow fashion emerges as a revolutionary process, which is sensitive to the impact that production and distribution have on society and ecosystems. This chapter contributes an original discussion by exploring how luxury fashion could be valuable for long-term sustainability. While luxury fashion is growing fast, it is interesting to ask to what extent luxury fashion could have a positive impact on sustainability due to quality, heritage and artisan skills. This chapter looks deeply into (i) how luxury fashion could enhance sustainability through sustainable sourcing and local manufacturing, and (ii) how the slow fashion concept could be further endorsed through luxury.
International
Si
Book Edition
Book Publishing
ISBN
9781522501107
Series
Book title
Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising
From page
1
To page
13
Participants
  • Autor: Gustavo Morales Alonso (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Administración de Empresas
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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