Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world ‘map’ of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity?
Chapter 21: 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
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, ...