While global fashion weeks gear up to unveil the latest and trendiest offerings this September, the issue of sustainability is now more closely scrutinised than ever before. This encompasses everything from the environmental ramifications of materials and fashion waste to the social consequences of the industry's sourcing and production practices. It's evident that all stakeholders, including brands and businesses, governments and institutions, households, and individuals, bear a collective responsibility in transforming our approach to fashion.
Leading the charge in the fashion reformation movement with her advocacy and proven track record in 360 Sustainability, Dr. Bernice Pan, the Founder of DEPLOY and an award-winning sustainable entrepreneur, proudly announces the forthcoming publication of Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing & Textiles, set to be released by Routledge on September 25, 2023.
Co-edited alongside Professor Martin Charter, the Director and Founder of the Sustainable Innovation Centre at the University for Creative Arts (UCA), and Sandy Black, an accomplished author and Research Professor at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion (LCF), this groundbreaking book stands as the first comprehensive resource that addresses all facets of the fashion industry's complex sustainability challenges and opportunities.
Opening with Fashion’s ‘Wicked Problem’, Dr. Bernice Pan penned the poignant chapter dissecting the systemic issues in the contexts of global consumption and climate change with expert insights and tangible recommendations for structural change.
Drawing upon a wide perspective across the hemispheres, the ensuing chapters navigate the intricacies of the interconnected issues spanning from policy and standards to supply chain and business models, materials and innovation, governments and communities, circularity and waste, to technology and education. The solutions-oriented title draws upon the latest industry developments and academic research, including a compelling case study on DEPLOY's 360 Sustainability business model and other noteworthy tried and tested best practices.
In a powerful call to action, Accelerating Sustainability offers implementation strategies and roadmaps whilst urging brands and businesses, public and private sectors, fashion professionals and sustainability enthusiasts alike to truly expedite sustainability in fashion, clothing, and textiles both professionally and personally, starting from this new season’s global Fashion Week.
Praise for Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing & Textiles:
"To change the impact of the fashion industry on people and nature, we must revolutionise all that we consider to be normal. This book scopes ideas for immediate action to tackle this wicked problem with creativity and commitment, so we can wear clothes that fit our principles."
— Orsola de Castro | Author & Co-Founder, Fashion Revolution
Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing & Textiles will be available from 25 September 2023. Order your copy online today.