Fashion for the Common Good: Proceedings Global Fashion Conference November 16th - 18th 2023

Isabel Cantista (Editor), Elaine Ritch (Editor), Linda Shearer (Editor), Silvia Pérez-Bou (Editor), Sonika Soni Khar (Editor)

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The notion of the COMMON GOOD has its roots in the era of ancient Greek city-states, and has pointed toward the possibility that certain goods, such as security and justice, can be achieved only through citizenship, collective action, and active participation in the public sphere of social life. Indeed, the Greek philosopher Aristotle would argue that only matters of the common good are RIGHT; matters for the ruler’s good are wrong and therefore should not be protected or defended.

The sustainable development goals for 2030 have emerged in 2015, in the international context as a platform for understanding what the common good is.

The Fashion industry displays to the full all the good and bad that can be expected in political, social, economic, and technological terms in an industry, and that is why at its 10th edition the idea of common good and the underlying notion of citizenship were suggested for reflection and debate. Each one of us is a citizen, and wherever we are, there is something which we may do, can do, on an individual, or collective basis.

This book gathers examples of what has been done, work under development and suggests strategies for the future. They are contributions coming from different parts of the world. The research and projects presented come from academics with different backgrounds, we assume the pluridisciplinary approach is crucial for change. The book is organised according to the different perspectives taken by Authors: Design, Consumption, Retailing, Branding, Education, Collective Actions backed up by Politics, Fashion Law, and Regulations. Each work reflects possibilities of change.

We hope you will enjoy the reading!
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages349
ISBN (Electronic)9783031502521
ISBN (Print)9783031502514, 9783031502545
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024

Publication series

NameGFC: Global Fashion Conference
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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