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Circular Economy for Clothes Using Web and Mobile Technologies—A Systematic Review and a Taxonomy Proposal

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Department of Computer Science, Universidade da Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Department of Computer Science, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal
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FibEnTech R&D Unit, Universidade da Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Faculty of Informatics and Computing, Singidunum University, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss.Cyril and Methodius University, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
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Information 2020, 11(3), 161; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11030161
Received: 5 February 2020 / Revised: 9 March 2020 / Accepted: 14 March 2020 / Published: 17 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Transformation in Economy, Business, Society and Technology)
Nowadays, it is possible to buy clothing using online platforms, either by accessing online brand stores, general online stores or circular economy platforms. This paper presents a study on mobile applications that support online commerce for clothing, focusing on the review of the mobile applications with features that are characteristic of the circular economy paradigm. Findings include the fact that almost all the mobile applications analysed have pictures illustrative of the clothes and accessories that are available for trading as well as their brief description. Furthermore, this paper presents a study of various scientific articles about the circular economy of clothes and how it can be beneficial to the future of the environment. It is a junction with a Web platform for its growth and its disclosure. The paper builds conclusions upon the assumption that the circular economy is a growing business that is part of a sustainable development where the main goal is to reduce the environmental impact. The paper proposes the analysis of an innovative taxonomy of mobile applications about the circular economy. View Full-Text
Keywords: clothes; circular economy; exchange; textile; mobile application; web platform clothes; circular economy; exchange; textile; mobile application; web platform
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Faria, R.; Lopes, I.; Pires, I.M.; Marques, G.; Fernandes, S.; Garcia, N.M.; Lucas, J.; Jevremović, A.; Zdravevski, E.; Trajkovik, V. Circular Economy for Clothes Using Web and Mobile Technologies—A Systematic Review and a Taxonomy Proposal. Information 2020, 11, 161.

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