InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleThe dimensions of sustainability: concepts and strategies in the textile and clothing supply chain in Brazil.
Primary AuthorBruna Bertotto, PGDesign/UFRGS (Brazil)
Other Author(s) Mariana Pohlmann; Fabio Silva
Pages 218 - 229
Article ID sdm14-029
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractCurrently, one of the biggest sectors in the market is the fashion industry. This is due not only to the high volume of sales and quick succession of trends, but also to the number of people and companies involved with these products from their conception to distribution. This high production has a significant impact on the environment. The textile industry is considered one of the main causes of the world’s industrial pollution, since several stages of textile processing are potentially causing environmental degradation on various levels. Thus, sustainability and all of its dimensions can be a tool for changing this scenario in which the fashion industry is a major polluter. In order to understand this phenomenon, we conducted a field study with companies from the textile and clothing supply chain to identify the perceptions and sustainability strategies within these companies The data collected reveal a positive scenario: businesses that are aware of the need for change and are looking for sustainable modes of production, as well as actions already being implemented that are changing this situation and serving as an example to companies in other areas.
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