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Slow fashion: an invitation for systems change

Fletcher, Kate (2010) Slow fashion: an invitation for systems change. Fashion Practice: Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry , 2 (2). pp. 259-266. ISSN 17569370/17569389 [Creative Arts and Design > Design Practice]
Creators:Fletcher, Kate

In some circles, ‘fast’ has become a proxy for a type of fashion that epitomizes ideas of unsustainability; yet high speed is not in itself a descriptor of unethical and/or environmentally damaging practices but a tool that is used to increase sales and deliver economic growth with attendant ecological and social effects. Questions about speed probe deeply into the economic systems, business models and value sets that underpin the fashion sector today and which profoundly shape its sustainability potential. In this paper, ideas and practices of the lexicographical opposite to ‘fast’, i.e. slow culture, are framed as an opportunity to begin to better engage with systems-level questions in the fashion sector in order to build deeper and longer-lasting change towards sustainability.

Official Website:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/berg/fpcj/2010/00000002/00000002/art00007
Type of Research:Article
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:fashion and sustainability, systems change
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > London College of Fashion
Research Centres/Networks > Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Date:November 2010
Digital Object Identifier:10.2752/175693810X12774625387594
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:2860
Deposited By:Katelyn Toth-Fejel
Deposited On:01 Feb 2012 16:11
Last Modified:13 Jun 2013 11:09
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