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Will Clothing Be Sustainable? Clarifying Sustainable Fashion
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Swerea, Swerea IVF.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7949-2268
RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, SP Hållbar Samhällsbyggnad.
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2016 (English)In: Textiles and Clothing Sustainability: Implications in Textiles and Fashion / [ed] Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016, 1-45 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Mistra Future Fashion research programme (2011–2019) is a large Swedish investment aimed at reducing the environmental impact of clothing consumption. Midway into the programme, research results and insights were reviewed with the intent to see what picture appears from this interdisciplinary consortium, developed to address the multiple sustainability challenges in clothing consumption and the tools for intervention. Such tools comprise product design, consumer behaviour changes, policy development, business models, technical development, recycling, life cycle assessment (LCA) and social life cycle assessment (SLCA). This chapter quantifies the extent of the sustainability challenge for the apparel sector, via an analysis of five garment archetypes. It also considers to what extent different interventions for impact reduction can contribute in society’s endeavour towards sustainability, in terms of staying within an “environmentally safe and socially just operating space”, inspired by the planetary boundaries approach. In particular, the results show whether commonly proposed interventions are sufficient or not in relation to the impact reduction necessary according to the planetary boundaries. Also, the results clarify which sustainability aspects that the clothing industry are likely to manage sufficiently if the proposed interventions are realised and which sustainability aspects that will require more radical interventions in order to reach the targets.

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Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016. 1-45 p.
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Textile Science and Clothing Technology, ISSN 2197-9863
Keyword [en]
Fashion, Textiles, Sustainability, Life cycle assessment (LCA), Social life cycle assessment (SLCA), Planetary boundaries
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Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-28172DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2182-4_1ISBN: 978-981-10-2182-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-28172DiVA: diva2:1073980
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Mistra Future Fashion
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Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2017-02-14 Created: 2017-02-14 Last updated: 2017-08-02Bibliographically approved

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