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Dorte Mindegaard

In this third blog post in the four-part series about sustainable transition of the fashion industry, we will strive to design a different transition strategy compared to the last blog post in order to facilitate a change to happen. As explained previously, a sustainable transition within the fashion industry needs to happen. Several previous socio-technical transitions in our society, which has been involved in the creation of modern industry and consumption, have obviously not been sustainable [1], which is only another incentive for encouraging for a transition. In the previous

Late is never to late – but I have just watched the film “The True Cost” – a film I would recommend for everyone to watch and afterwards tell everyone they know, to watch. The fast fashion industry is outrageous and some of these aspects are portrayed very well in the movie. Clips of people going shopping-crazy when Black Friday hits the stores, just after have watched a women leaving her child behind, to work under conditions where making demands for human rights gets awarded with beating and abuse, just

In this first post of the four-part series about sustainable transition of the fashion industry, we will open up the discussion by analysing which transition challenges the fashion industry have. Additionally, we will try to elaborate the roles of engineers in the development of technological systems. In order to do this, we will use the theoretical framework known as the multi-level perspective presented by Geel (2005) [1]. By using this theory, we will  identify and explain what challenges there are  for a transition to happen, since the theory will help

The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world where quality of apparel is lacking and ethical production conditions are overlooked. It is mainly driven by the fast fashion designers, which is known for low cost clothing based on high-cost trends that encourages consumers, with at least 16 collections per year, to buy the latest look. The environmental impacts of this industry is alarming and a transition of the fashion industry have to happen. This post represents the first post in a four-part series regarding sustainable transition