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Fashion for a Finite Planet: Sustainable Consumption in the Garment Industry

Dempsey, Laura (2015) Fashion for a Finite Planet: Sustainable Consumption in the Garment Industry. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Dempsey, Laura
Abstract:

Fashion and dress have the power to tell deeply human stories about who we are and who we aspire to be, and their intrinsically social natures can facilitate our search for self-expression and belonging. In tandem with larger global paradigms of economic growth and consumer capitalism, however, what we wear has become increasingly commoditized and destructive to both people and the planet. Using Andrew Curry and Anthony Hodgson’s hree Horizons model as
an analytical framework, this project aims to understand how change might happen in the garment industry. It begins by uncovering the deeper systems structures and narratives that deine the status quo. Next, light is shed on the many proposed visions for what the industry could become. Finally, this project imagines potential pathways for pragmatically bridging the gap between the current paradigm and a more hopeful and sustainable future for the garment industry.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fashion, Sustainability, Garment Industry, Consumer
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:51
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/247

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