A study of sustainable development practices within the Australian textile and clothing industry

Emerson, G and Cowlishaw, K 2013, 'A study of sustainable development practices within the Australian textile and clothing industry', The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 121-132.


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Title A study of sustainable development practices within the Australian textile and clothing industry
Author(s) Emerson, G
Cowlishaw, K
Year 2013
Journal name The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 121
End page 132
Total pages 12
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Abstract The term-industry sustainability has been discussed for many years, but what is the level of industry understanding and practice? Contemporary research indicates that many industries are confused not only from a definition point of view but also on how to identify and implement sustainable objectives. What should educationalists be delivering to its industry sector which will add value to their sustainable development strategies? To answer this question one needs to establish what industry practitioners understand of sustainability and to what extent are they developing sound sustainable business development strategies? A study of the Australian Textile and Clothing industry explores the primary drivers for incorporating sustainable concepts within enterprise operations. This study, gathered information on the extent to which Australian fashion and textile companies adopt an informed 'sustainable' strategy, across all aspects of their business. The research identifies and evaluates to what extent critical strategic issues such as product life cycle analysis, raw material usage, supply chain management, cost reduction, consumer demand and needs, government legislation and environmental impact are being addressed at enterprise level.
Subject Environment and Resource Economics
Keyword(s) Industry
Sustainability
Textile and Clothing
Sustainable Business Development Strategies
Sustainable Education for Industry
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