Special Issue "Sustainability in Fashion Business Operations"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Tsan-Ming Choi
Fashion Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Website: http://www.acad.polyu.edu.hk/~tcjason/
E-Mail: jason.choi@polyu.edu.hk
Interests: sustainable supply chain management; carbon footprints; operations risk analysis

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yongjian Li
Department Chair, Business School, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P.R. China
Website: http://ibs.nankai.edu.cn/en/liyongjian
E-Mail: liyongjian@nankai.edu.cn
Interests: sustainable supply chain management; reverse logistics; closed-loop supply chains; supply chain disruptions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In light of the global trend toward sustainability, many fashion companies have had to reshape their operational strategies. For example, over the past few years, we have witnessed many fashion companies going green by re-engineering their business processes and establishing formal sustainability programs; these companies aimed to achieve the 5 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle, re-design, and re-image). In this Special Issue, we aim to publish state-of-the-art research concerning sustainability in fashion business operations. The research methodology can be qualitative or quantitative in nature and may follow any standard business study research methodology (e.g., analytical modeling, statistical-based empirical analysis or case studies). We invite interested authors to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting technical research and comprehensive review articles.

Dr. Tsan-Ming Choi
Prof. Dr. Yongjian Li
Guest Editors


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  • sustainable fashion operations
  • sustainable supply chain management
  • reduce, reuse, recycle, re-design, re-image
  • green operations management
  • sustainable fashion industry
  • sustainable design

Published Papers (2 papers)

by ,  and
Sustainability 2014, 6(7), 4339-4354; doi:10.3390/su6074339
Received: 24 March 2014; in revised form: 1 July 2014 / Accepted: 8 July 2014 / Published: 14 July 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(5), 2832-2875; doi:10.3390/su6052832
Received: 1 April 2014; in revised form: 26 April 2014 / Accepted: 8 May 2014 / Published: 13 May 2014
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Last update: 19 February 2014

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