1st Edition

Technology, Sustainability and the Fashion Industry Can Fashion Save the World?

Edited By Annick Schramme, Nathalie Verboven Copyright 2024
    314 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    There is widespread rhetorical agreement that the fashion industry must get itself onto a more sustainable footing. What does this mean in practice, and how can sustainability be achieved in different regions around the world?

    This book brings together expert scholars and reflective practitioners via a network of dialogue and exchange to help drive forward a sustainable future for the fashion industry. With a focus on technological innovation, the contributions to this book provide a range of case studies from design thinking, through digital clothing and inclusive fashion.

    This book will be of interest to researchers and scholars in the fields of circular business and the fashion industry, and provides a unique resource for readers seeking to understand more about the need for responsible fashion and how technology might be able to help.

    List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Introduction. Chapter 1: Digital Clothes and the Future of Fashion. Chapter 2: Digitisation of Fashion Design Education: Covid-19 and the Digital Shift. Chapter 3: Technology and the Future of the Fashion Designer. Chapter 4: Fashion Resilience. Chapter 5: The Future of Fashion Events: The Case of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. Chapter 6: Digital Tools in the Fashion Industry: fish skin garments and Ainu fish skin traditions. Chapter 7: Intergenerational Workforces in the Fashion Industry. Chapter 8: Ecological Crisis and Fashion Design Education: A Plant Metaphor. Chapter 9: Future-focussed Sustainable Fashion Design Thinking in Education. Chapter 10: Case Studies for Sustainable Creative Fashion Design Education. Chapter 11: Idealised Body Image and Fashion Design Education. Chapter 12: Haunting Alternative Fashion Futures. Chapter 13: Analysing Distributed Sartorial Networks. Chapter 14: Collaborative and Fair Trade Models in the Fashion Industry: The Case of Peruvian Connection. Chapter 15: Inclusive Fashion and Traditional Jewellery. Chapter 16: Nationalist Politics versus Global Inclusivity: The Case of Indian Fashion Magazines. Chapter 17: Breast Reconstruction, 'Going-Flat’’, Femininity and the Fashion Industry. 


    Annick Schramme is Professor and Academic Director of the Master Cultural Management and the Master Responsible Fashion Management at the University of Antwerp/Antwerp Management School, Belgium.

    Nathalie Verboven is a Researcher and Teaching Assistant in Cultural Management and supports the Summer School on Responsible Fashion Management at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.