Special Issue "Sustainability in Fashion Brands"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 April 2020).
Interests: The interdependencies between supply chain and business models; Production planning; Supply chain design and management; Supply chain management-new product development coordination
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Interests: fashion and luxury brand management; sustainability; global marketing
Interests: luxury brands; sustainable brands; global marketing
Today’s society is faced with the challenge of reducing the impact of human activities on natural processes and the consumption of natural resources by manufacturing processes. The fashion industry is one of the most labour-intensive industries, and it significantly impacts both the environment and society. For example, 35% of material input at fashion supply chains ends up as waste, while only 1% of materials used to produce clothing is actually recycled (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2017). However, there is a growing request of customers for environmentally and socially responsible services and products. Fashion brands must therefore take action towards environmental and ethical considerations. To this aim, they must reshape their supply chains, from raw material producers to retailers, and find new ways to meet the needs of environmentally-conscious customers and provide sustainable products to increase customers’ attention towards sustainable-related issues. The fashion industry is slowly recognizing its social, environmental, and economic responsibilities as well as its opportunities to support sustainability policies in sourcing, manufacturing, and marketing. By implementing sustainable marketing policies, fashion companies can support good causes and improve their customer–brand relationships by reducing the consumption of natural resources and pursuing sustainable development.
With the aim of opening up the debate on how fashion brands can tackle these issues, in this Special Issue, we aim to publish state-of-the-art research concerning sustainability in fashion brands. We encourage submissions discussing the results of real-life applications of sustainable solutions into fashion companies to show the feasibility of sustainable approaches, and on (but not exclusively) as well as research on sustainable supply chain management in the fashion industry, the measurement of sustainable performance in fashion supply chains and fashion brands, the presence of a circular economy in the fashion industry, the alignment of design and sustainable supply chain management in fashion brands, the development of sustainable marketing policies, and the management of knowledge and innovation as drivers of economic, social, and environmental sustainability in fashion brands.
Prof. Dr. Margherita Pero
Prof. Dr. Elisa Arrigo
Prof. Dr. Antoinette Fionda-Douglas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainable supply chain management in fashion industry
- circular economy in fashion industry
- aligning design and sustainable supply chain management in fashion brands
- measuring sustainable performance in fashion supply chains
- sustainable business models in the fashion industry
- sustainability in fashion companies
- sustainability and marketing in fashion brands
- knowledge management for sustainability in fashion brands
- innovation management for sustainability in fashion brands
- ethical fashion management
- transparent fashion management
- sustainable design