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Key Issues in Slow Fashion: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

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Faculty of Management, University of Prešov, Konštantínova 16, Prešov 080 01, Slovakia
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Ted Rogers School of Retail Management, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2270; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072270
Received: 2 May 2018 / Revised: 31 May 2018 / Accepted: 26 June 2018 / Published: 2 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alliances and Network Organizations for Sustainable Development)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Slow Fashion; Fast Fashion; sustainability; creative industry; support of networks Slow Fashion; Fast Fashion; sustainability; creative industry; support of networks
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Štefko, R.; Steffek, V. Key Issues in Slow Fashion: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2270.

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