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Fashion Ethics

By: Thomas, Sue [author.]Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resourceISBN: 9780415531054; 9781315109367; 1315109360Subject(s): Ethics Philosophy | Fashion | Fashion DesignGenre/Form: Electronic books.Online resources: Click here to view e-Book
Contents:
Introduction; Looking away; This book; Location of ethics; It's not about sustainability; Themes; Leadership; Leadership location; Personal-professional mismatch; The state of the industry; Media and NGOs; Brand loyalty; What would I do?; Motivations; Brand damage; Conclusion; 2. Design, ethics and the designer; Introduction; Myth busting; The lone designer myth; Ownership, intellectual property and copyright: myth and reality; Designer as artist myth. How do designers work?Ethical impact of a designer; Intellectual copyright/property; When is a knock off, a knock off?; Ethical ownership; Cultural copyright; Environmental impact; Customer role; Animal (sentient) rights; Speciesism; Deep ecology; Ageism in market selection; Sizeism (sampling and production); Racism; Conclusion; 3. Production; Introduction; Valuing life; Start of production; Labour; Freedom of association; Child labour; Trafficking; Forced labour; Sweatshops; Health and safety; Outworkers and homeworkers; Social justice and enterprise; Local versus global.
Scope and content: "Fashion Ethics is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ethical issues in the fashion industry: from collection design concept to upcycling and closed loop production. This book answers an urgent need for a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental ethics of the fashion industry. Sue Thomas goes beyond the usual contentious issues of environmental impact and human rights taking the reader deeper to the endemic issues including sizeism, ageism, animal rights, lack of diversity in models and media. The book lays out the significant ethical issues within the fashion supply chain by mapping the lifecycle of a garment and exploring key topics such as deep ecology, cultural copyright speciesism, the role of the customer, and technology in future ethics. It also features current international industry information and industry relevant case studies from brands, media and mobile technology and NGOs including Oxfam (UK), Redress (Hong Kong), Nimany, Labor Link (US), People Tree (UK) and Peppermint (Australia). Fashion Ethics provides much needed information for fashion students, industry professionals, and customers."--Provided by publisher.
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Introduction; Looking away; This book; Location of ethics; It's not about sustainability; Themes; Leadership; Leadership location; Personal-professional mismatch; The state of the industry; Media and NGOs; Brand loyalty; What would I do?; Motivations; Brand damage; Conclusion; 2. Design, ethics and the designer; Introduction; Myth busting; The lone designer myth; Ownership, intellectual property and copyright: myth and reality; Designer as artist myth. How do designers work?Ethical impact of a designer; Intellectual copyright/property; When is a knock off, a knock off?; Ethical ownership; Cultural copyright; Environmental impact; Customer role; Animal (sentient) rights; Speciesism; Deep ecology; Ageism in market selection; Sizeism (sampling and production); Racism; Conclusion; 3. Production; Introduction; Valuing life; Start of production; Labour; Freedom of association; Child labour; Trafficking; Forced labour; Sweatshops; Health and safety; Outworkers and homeworkers; Social justice and enterprise; Local versus global.

Degrees of separationBribery and corruption; What if? -- Risk analysis; Environmental impact; Waste from manufacturing; Information is power; Activists/advocates; Logistics; Technology; Managing compliance; Conclusion; 4. Marketing; Introduction; Inclusion; Ageism (reality and inclusion); Emergence of the teenager; Baby/grey/gray boomers; Sizeism (reality, health and inclusion); Sexism; The influence of pornography; Modest fashion; A machinist's perspective; Inclusion and exclusion; Customers' perspective; Environmental impact; But there is hope; Conclusion; 5. Wear; Introduction. Environmental impact of wear (and care)Wear and tear; Mending; Designed obsolescence; Aesthetics of wear; Impact of laundering; Labelling; Water; Time-poor and space-starved?; Knowledge and politics of the wearer; Clothes hangers in air-drying; Airing; Alternatives to traditional laundering; Science to the rescue?; Role of education; Conclusion; 6. Disposal and reincarnation; Introduction; Fast fashion: conceptualisation and manufacture; Environmental consequences; Notion of waste; How to dispose; Donation as disposal; Who owns disposal; Decomposition; the forensics of disposal.

Designers' perspectiveRecycling, downcycling and upcycling; Designing for deconstruction/design for disassembly; Designing services; Collaborative solutions; Conclusion; 7. Future ethics; Introduction; Futuring ethics; Worse case scenarios -- what if?; Empathetic response; Best practice; Corporate affairs and imagining the future; Legislation; Animals; Speciesism; The living wage?; Sourcing ethics; Media explosion(s); Empathy as a prediction tool; Social entrepreneurism; Global artisan; Philanthropreneurism; Recruitment and retention; Activist organisations; Strident charities.

"Fashion Ethics is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ethical issues in the fashion industry: from collection design concept to upcycling and closed loop production. This book answers an urgent need for a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental ethics of the fashion industry. Sue Thomas goes beyond the usual contentious issues of environmental impact and human rights taking the reader deeper to the endemic issues including sizeism, ageism, animal rights, lack of diversity in models and media. The book lays out the significant ethical issues within the fashion supply chain by mapping the lifecycle of a garment and exploring key topics such as deep ecology, cultural copyright speciesism, the role of the customer, and technology in future ethics. It also features current international industry information and industry relevant case studies from brands, media and mobile technology and NGOs including Oxfam (UK), Redress (Hong Kong), Nimany, Labor Link (US), People Tree (UK) and Peppermint (Australia). Fashion Ethics provides much needed information for fashion students, industry professionals, and customers."--Provided by publisher.

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