Is sustainable fashion a contradiction in terms? This special issue explores the challenges of developing a more sustainable textile industry – an industry that generated around US$1 trillion of world consumer spending in 2000; an industry that is diverse and heterogeneous; and significant parts of which are dominated by developing countries, particularly in Asia, and above all by China.
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Table of Contents Editorial: Tied into a Single Garment of DestinyDavid Cooperrider and Ronald Fry, Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, Case Western Reserve University, USA IntroductionMiguel Angel Gardetti and Ana Laura Torres, The Sustainable Textile Centre, Argentina Environmental Impacts in the Fashion Industry: A Life-cycle and Stakeholder FrameworkAnika Kozlowski, Michal Bardecki and Cory Searcy, Ryerson University, Canada Stakeholder Expectations for Environmental Performance within the Apparel Industry: The Urgency of Business ResponseMarsha A. Dickson, Yazbehl Waters and Dilia López-Gydosh, University of Delaware, USA American Seams: An Exploration of Hybrid Fast Fashion and Domestic Manufacturing Models in Relocalised Apparel ProductionAnuj Desai, Nedal Nassar and Marian Chertow, Yale University, USA How to Earn Money by Doing Good! Shared Value in the Apparel IndustryJulia Schmitt and Uta Renken, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany An Investigation into the Financial Return on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Apparel IndustryLynda L. Moore, Indrani de Silva and Sara Hartmann, Simmons School of Management, USA Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Apparel Industry: The Case of manomamaHanna Plieth, HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany; Angelika C. Bullinger, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, and University of Pennsylvania, USA; Erik G. Hansen, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany