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Sustainability 2017, 9(7), 1266; doi:10.3390/su9071266

Sustainable Retailing in the Fashion Industry: A Systematic Literature Review

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Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University, Shanghai 200051, China
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School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
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Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
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Received: 15 April 2017 / Revised: 12 July 2017 / Accepted: 17 July 2017 / Published: 19 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability Issues in the Textile and Apparel Supply Chains)
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Abstract

Although sustainability in the fashion industry has gained prominence from both business practices and academic research, retailing, a vital part of the supply chain, has not yet been fairly explored in academia. The interest in this area has increased lately, mainly due to the growing complexity within this dynamic context. Therefore, it is meaningful to conduct a systematic review of the relevant published literature in this field. This study aims to identify the main perspectives of research on sustainable retailing in the fashion industry. The content analysis results indicate that the most prominent areas in the field are sustainable retailing in disposable fashion, fast fashion, slow fashion, green branding and eco-labeling; retailing of secondhand fashion; reverse logistics in fashion retailing; and emerging retailing opportunities in e-commerce. The results from this review also indicate that there is a lack of research on sustainable retailing in the fashion industry in the developing market. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable retailing; fashion industry; systematic literature review; developing country sustainable retailing; fashion industry; systematic literature review; developing country
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Yang, S.; Song, Y.; Tong, S. Sustainable Retailing in the Fashion Industry: A Systematic Literature Review. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1266.

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