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Mo Tomaney & Julie Thomas

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Chapter 21: Fashion and Ethics: Reinventing Models of Consumption and Creativity in a Global Industry

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Fashion and Ethics: Reinventing Models of Consumption and Creativity in a Global Industry
Fashion and ethics: Reinventing models of consumption and creativity in a global industry
MoTomaney and JulieThomas

In this chapter, contemporary ethical debates relating to the production and consumption of fashion and textiles are discussed in the context of fashion as a global creative industry, and the possibilities of new models for creative practice and fashion consumption are investigated in terms of craftsmanship, ‘slow fashion’, recycling, the second-hand clothing trade, and the clothing industry

Fashion, by its nature and definition, gives clothing a status that represents more than just protection from the elements or modesty; rather fashion is a vehicle for self-definition, a sophisticated form of self-expression that touches most people, while at its most expressive, ...

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