Slow Fashion Accompanies Digital Towards a Sustainable Future: From Quantity to Quality. Reflections on the New Paradigm of Sustainable Fashion

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Elena Pucci, Margherita Tufarelli, Leonardo Giliberti
Series: DESIGN
Institution: University of Florence, Italy
Section: Design for Sustainability
Page(s): 1091-1098
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


The negative social and environmental impacts of the fashion industry refer to a global industry, with its ubiquitous supply chains driven by big brands that determine what to produce, where to produce, and at what prices to sell. Do we want to continue to keep fashion as a beautiful artifact? If so, we need to consider how resources are deployed. Accelerating climate change is looming, portending an uncertain and damaging future. Can fashion be sustainable? Why is sustainability in fashion seen as an oxymoron? Can a return to slow fashion accompany digital towards a sustainable future?

Keywords: sustainable design, innovation, industry 4.0, fashion design, slow fashion consumers

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