Sustainable Fashion: From Trend to Paradigm?

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Obregón, Carolina 2012-12-14T11:13:32Z 2012-12-14T11:13:32Z 2012
dc.description.abstract The fashion industry is one of today’s most unsustainable global businesses. This thesis asks the question of how fashion designers can contribute to change the current paradigm. To answer this question I have studied the most recent research on sustainable fashion design and business. In addition, I have interviewed a broad range of successful sustainable fashion designers in order to get their perspectives on the trends that are occurring, their potential for contributing to radical change, and their views for the future. I first conclude that these small design-driven practices are insufficient for the radical change that the literature says must occur. I also conclude that the basis for a more extensive change to occur starts with fashion design education and consciousness. I add a proposal for a fashion design syllabus as an example of how education could become a pivotal marker for a paradigm shift. In sum, my research shows that society must change radically and collectively, with educators, fashion designers and business leaders working in unison to become part of the solution and not continue to be part of the problem. en
dc.format.extent 122
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.other Fashion and Clothing design en
dc.title Sustainable Fashion: From Trend to Paradigm? en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword sustainable fashion en
dc.subject.keyword problematique en
dc.subject.keyword trend en
dc.subject.keyword paradigm en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201211133359
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Härkäsalmi, Tiina
dc.programme Degree Programme in Fashion and Clothing Design en
dc.programme Vaatetussuunnittelun ja pukutaiteen koulutusohjelma fi

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