International Journal of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles (Journal)

ISSN 2754026X , ONLINE ISSN 27540278

International Journal of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles is a-peer reviewed academic publication and the world’s first ongoing subscription journal dedicated to the area of sustainability and ethics in the fashion and textiles industry. Its principal objectives are to provide a platform for the advancement of sustainable fashion and textiles innovation, raise awareness of the environmental and social issues and disseminate how sustainable solutions can be implemented.



Principal Editor

Debbie Moorhouse
University of Huddersfield, UK
D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Corinna Budnarowska
Bournemouth University, UK

Kelly Burton
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Ruth Marciniak
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
London College of Fashion, UK

Graham H. Roberts
Université Paris Nanterre, France

International Journal of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles is a peer reviewed industry publication and the world’s first ongoing subscription journal dedicated to the area of sustainability and ethics in the fashion  and textiles  industry. Its principal aim is to provide a platform for the advancement of sustainable fashion and textiles innovation, raise awareness of the issues and disseminate how sustainable solutions can be implemented. 

The subject is approached from a range of perspectives, publishing a variety of conceptual, theoretical and practice based work from around the world. Submissions are invited from both industry and academics on all aspects of ethical and sustainable fashion and textiles which address the key themes of sustainable materials, design, ethical production, distribution, retail and consumption, and education.

The journal will seek to stimulate ongoing research in these, and other, areas, not only from scholars researching in these areas, but also from practitioners, museum curators, NGOs, and others traditionally excluded from academic debate. The journal will thus encourage interdisciplinary research that crosses – and indeed challenges – the boundaries between the humanities and the social sciences, in an aim to unite and enlarge an increasingly global community of researchers and practitioners working in this extremely topical area.

How can the fashion industry embrace sustainable design thinking to create innovative and strategic solutions which address social and environmental exploitation through products and markets that support empowerment? We welcome article contributions on all aspects of social, environmental and economic sustainability in fashion. Topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Sustainable Design: The value of design in social and environmental innovation including textiles, clothing and accessories. 
  1. Ethically Made: Addressing the issues of supply chain exploitation through fair employment, innovation, sustainable materials, low waste production and eco-friendly manufacturing.
  1. Retail & Consumption: The impact of consumer behaviour and decision making in relation to ethics and sustainability. Responsible advertising and cause related marketing. The role of retailers in product lifecycle and circular economy initiatives. 
  1. Education: Reframing pedagogical approaches within fashion education to ensure a sustainable future for the fashion industry.

The mission ofInternational Journal of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles is to unite industry, education and organizations worldwide to raise awareness of the issues and create positive change. Our aim is to present a truly global perspective on a critical issue and this journal has been established to act as a repository for published research within the field of fashion sustainability and ethics connecting industry and academia.

Through International Journal of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles our goal is to not only publish the most current information and engaging content on all aspects of sustainability in fashion and textiles, but also to showcase practical tools that can be adopted by the industry, create solutions to the current challenges and have a genuine impact. 

 


Principal Editor

Debbie Moorhouse
University of Huddersfield, UK
D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Corinna Budnarowska
Bournemouth University, UK

Kelly Burton
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Ruth Marciniak
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
London College of Fashion, UK

Graham H. Roberts
Université Paris Nanterre, France

Principal Editor

Debbie Moorhouse
University of Huddersfield, UK
D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Corinna Budnarowska
Bournemouth University, UK

Kelly Burton
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Ruth Marciniak
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
London College of Fashion, UK

Graham H. Roberts
Université Paris Nanterre, France

Principal Editor

Debbie Moorhouse
University of Huddersfield, UK
D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Corinna Budnarowska
Bournemouth University, UK

Kelly Burton
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Ruth Marciniak
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
London College of Fashion, UK

Graham H. Roberts
Université Paris Nanterre, France

Notes for Contributors Download

Call for Papers: Volume 1 Issue 1 Download


The International Journal of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles (SFT) is a peer-reviewed academic publication and the world’s first ongoing subscription journal dedicated to the area of sustainability and ethics in the fashion and textiles industry. Its principal objectives are to provide a platform for the advancement of sustainable fashion and textiles innovation, raise awareness of the environmental and social issues and disseminate how sustainable solutions can be implemented. The journal aims to approach the broad subject of sustainability from both an academic and industry perspective, inviting stakeholders from all areas of the fashion and textile industry to submit innovative research which will inform future sustainable developments. The subject is approached from a range of perspectives, publishing a variety of conceptual, theoretical and practice-based work from around the world. The journal will encourage interdisciplinary research that crosses – and indeed challenges – the boundaries between the humanities and the social sciences, in an aim to unite and enlarge an increasingly global community of researchers and practitioners working in this extremely topical area. 

Submissions are invited from both industry professionals and academics on all aspects of ethical and sustainable fashion and textiles which address the key themes of sustainable materials, design, ethical production, distribution, retail and consumption, and education. 

Contributions are welcomed on all aspects of social, environmental and economic sustainability in fashion and textiles. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable design
  • Low waste production
  • Ethical manufacturing
  • Circular economy initiatives
  • Social and environmental innovation including textiles, clothing and accessories
  • Supply chain and LCA in relation to ethics and sustainability
  • Sustainable materials
  • Consumer behaviour in relation to ethics and sustainability
  • Social innovation
  • Education: Reframing pedagogical approaches to sustainability
  • Responsible advertising and cause-related marketing / branding
  • Textile recycling initiatives
  • Sustainable fashion practices such as recycling, upcycling, remanufacture
  • Textile cycle of manufacture, circulation, consumption and disposal
  • Fashion and textile impact on the world’s natural assets, resources and environments 

SFT invites contributions of the following:

Research Articles: 6000–8000 words

Book/Event/Conference/Exhibition Reviews: 1000–2000 words

Interviews: 1500–2000 words

Industry Reports: 5000 words maximum

Case Studies: 1500–2000 

 

Submission guidelines

Please e-mail contributions to the editor, Debbie Moorhouse, D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk. Book Reviews should be sent to the Book Reviews Editor, Corinna Budnarowska, cbud@bournemouth.ac.uk. 

Abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length, and must include a title, keywords, your full name, affiliation, contact details and a short biography of around 150 words. The submission should be an anonymized Word document attachment. The editors will aim to let prospective authors know their final decision as soon as possible. The deadline for full manuscripts for peer-review is 1 September 2021.

All submissions must follow Intellect’s house style. It is the author’s responsibility to clear the usage rights for all images to be published in the manuscript. 

Abstracts should be submitted before 30 June 2021

Full papers to be submitted by 1 September 2021

Peer review process to be completed by 31 October 2021

Full paper deadline (if accepted): 31 December 2021

 

Principal Editor

Debbie Moorhouse
University of Huddersfield, UK
D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Corinna Budnarowska
Bournemouth University, UK

Kelly Burton
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Ruth Marciniak
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
London College of Fashion, UK

Graham H. Roberts
Université Paris Nanterre, France

Editorial Board

Taylor Brydges
Stockholm University, Sweden

Sarah Gilligan
Northumbria University, UK

Helen Goworek
Durham University, UK

Alison Gwilt
UNSW Sydney, Australia

Mary Hanlon
Okanagan College, Canada

Claudia Henninger
University of Manchester, UK

Janet Hethorn
Central Michigan University, USA

Alana James
Northumbria University, UK

Banhi Jha
National Institute of Fashion Technology, India

Danielle Moorhouse
International Society for Sustainable Fashion, UK

Kirsi Niinimäki
Aalto University, Finland

Alice Payne
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Susan Postlethwaite
Royal College of Art, London, UK

Ellen Sampson
Northumbria University, UK

Desiree Smal
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Constance B. Ulasewicz
San Francisco State University, USA

Katya Vladimirova
Université de Genève, Switzerland

Jennifer Whitty
Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA

Christina Wong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Principal Editor

Debbie Moorhouse
University of Huddersfield, UK
D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Corinna Budnarowska
Bournemouth University, UK

Kelly Burton
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Ruth Marciniak
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
London College of Fashion, UK

Graham H. Roberts
Université Paris Nanterre, France

Principal Editor

Debbie Moorhouse
University of Huddersfield, UK
D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Corinna Budnarowska
Bournemouth University, UK

Kelly Burton
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Ruth Marciniak
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
London College of Fashion, UK

Graham H. Roberts
Université Paris Nanterre, France

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