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Key Issues in Slow Fashion: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

Róbert Štefko () and Vladimira Steffek ()
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Róbert Štefko: Faculty of Management, University of Prešov, Konštantínova 16, Prešov 080 01, Slovakia
Vladimira Steffek: Faculty of Management, University of Prešov, Konštantínova 16, Prešov 080 01, Slovakia

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 7, 1-11

Abstract: The study seeks to explore and synthesize current issues in Slow Fashion and discuss potential future directions of the industry. While there are multiple definitions of the term, Slow Fashion typically describes long-lasting, locally manufactured clothing, primarily made from sustainably sourced fair-trade fabrics. It affords latitude to individual style, fosters education about clothing and emphasizes durability. While several challenges regarding the implementation of Slow Fashion principles in current society remain, the study offers an overview of the current state, and presents a fashion matrix-based framework for outlining the position of the Slow Fashion movement within industry-specific fashion segments and uses the matrix to present current knowledge and review future challenges. The support of networks serves as an indispensable tool for Slow Fashion designers, keeping them abreast of the competition.

Keywords: Slow Fashion; Fast Fashion; sustainability; creative industry; support of networks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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