Environment

How to ‘close the loop’ in fashion?

Closing the loop on take, make, waste: Investigating circular economy practices in the Swedish fashion industry Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Taylor Brydges The global fashion and apparel industry has a longstanding, ongoing, and growing, reputation for exploitation and waste. Drawing on the Swedish fashion industry, this paper shows how interventions to curb environmental impact must …

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On Canada’s commitments to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

How is Canada doing when it comes to meeting global standards set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Peer-reviewed research:  Dr Tracy Smith-Carrier and Jacqueline On In 2021, Canada launched its Canadian Indicator Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals. In this article, the author’s show how Canada has committed to no more than ‘business as …

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COVID-19 and sustainable fashion?

Will COVID-19 support the transition to a more sustainable fashion industry? Peer-reviewed research article: Dr Taylor Brydges, Dr Monique Retamal & Dr Mary Hanlon COVID-19 has had a massive impact on global supply chains, and the fashion industry is no exception. In this article, the author’s unpack key tensions to consider whether COVID-19 has worked …

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COVID-19 and children’s rights in Scotland

COVID-19 saw widescale disruptions to the social, cultural, political and economic fabric of everyday life for countless individuals the world over. New research from MacLachlan, McMellon and Inchley (2022) draw attention to the toll the pandemic has played on children’s rights, in the context of mental health. There is a need to shift away from …

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