Vivienne Westwood and the ethics of consuming fashion

Clarke, J.S. and Holt, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-0610-4049, 2016. Vivienne Westwood and the ethics of consuming fashion. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25 (2), pp. 199-213. ISSN 1056-4926

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Abstract

Our paper examines ethical consumption using the case study of Vivienne Westwood, the fashion designer, and her eponymous firm, and shows how consumers of fashion might be considered ethical. The fashion industry has figured prominently in ethical debates, notably its role in encouraging overconsumption of resources and promoting an idealised lifestyle that is often neither materially nor psychically sustainable for consumers (Buchholz, 1998). We acknowledge this, yet suggest the purchase and use of clothing carries with it the potential to be ethical insofar as customers find themselves personally implicated with and caring for a designers' work.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Management Inquiry
Creators: Clarke, J.S. and Holt, R.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 1 April 2016
Volume: 25
Number: 2
ISSN: 1056-4926
Identifiers:
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10.1177/1056492615592969DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 05 Sep 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 14:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31539

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