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The life cycle of a garment

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is a Reader in Fashion Design at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is also co-author of Shaping sustainable fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...In this chapter, you will learn how to apply life cycle thinking to fashion design and production. The phases of a garment’s life cycle are discussed, as is how to identify the potential environmental and social impacts of the design...

Rethinking fashion design

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is a Reader in Fashion Design at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is also co-author of Shaping sustainable fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...This chapter introduces the key issues associated with the current fashion design and production process. It also discusses key developments in sustainable fashion and looks at the role of the fashion designer in making improvements.As...

Design

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is a Reader in Fashion Design at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is also co-author of Shaping sustainable fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...This chapter looks at the design phase as the starting point for addressing the negative environmental and ethical impacts associated with the phases of a garment’s life cycle. Typically, a designer creates a garment in response to a design...

End-of-life

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is a Reader in Fashion Design at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is also co-author of Shaping sustainable fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...Garments are thrown away for many reasons: they may be worn out or unfashionable, may no longer fit, or may just not look good. Although more textiles are being collected for recycling, clothing is still discarded alongside general...

Production

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is a Reader in Fashion Design at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is also co-author of Shaping sustainable fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...The methods used to produce a garment can vary greatly depending upon the size of the company and the market for which the garments are being produced. But whether it is a small-scale local designer label or a large international brand...

Distribution

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is a Reader in Fashion Design at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is also co-author of Shaping sustainable fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...As part of a globalized industry, fashion producers make use of distribution networks that enable them to buy and use resources and services from anywhere in the world. However, this system creates a variety of environmental and ethical...

Use

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is a Reader in Fashion Design at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is also co-author of Shaping sustainable fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...A garment’s use phase – where most of its environmental impacts are created – can be broken down into various activities: wearing, laundering, storing, repairing, adaption and alteration. By gathering information on how people use your...