Fashion Theory Volume 12 Issue 4
The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture
Special Issue: Ecofashion
Ecofashion brings together new perspectives for the field of fashion studies, asking a compelling set of research questions related to consumption practices and sustainability at a time of environmental crisis. The volume begins with a discussion of keywords used by theorists and the industry to address ecologically oriented fashion practices, including the rationale behind the usage of 'ecofashion.' Articles address natural looks that emerged in the 1960s, the rise of 'green as the new black' at the beginning of the twenty-first century, recycling and the appeal of 'slow fashion,' and the science that informs the making of environmentally conscious garments. Other articles show how these concepts are linked to mass-market trends underway in the globalized political economy, offering especially important connections for scholars who seek to bridge fashion theory to issues of concern in environmental and global studies.
Indexed by the IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Sciences); the DAAI (Design and Applied Arts Index); ARTbibliographies Modern; Abstracts in Anthropology; the Anthropological Index Online (AIO) of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland; Sociological abstracts; ISI Web of Science/Arts & Humanities Citation Index and ISI Current Contents Connect/Arts & Humanities (THOMSON); K.G. Saur Verlag's IBR (International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature and Social Sciences) and K.G. Verlag's IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on Humanities and Social Sciences)
Regina A. Root is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and a core faculty member of the Environmental Science and Policy and the Global Studies programs at the College of William and Mary. She is the editor of The Latin American Fashion Reader (Berg Publishers, 2005) and author of Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Political Culture in Postcolonial Argentina (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2009).
* Letter from the Editor
* SLOW FASHION-an Oxymoron-or a Promise for the Future…?
* The Branding of Ethical Fashion and the Consumer: A Luxury Niche or Mass-market Reality?
Nathaniel Dafydd Beard
* Eco-tech Fashion: Rationalizing Technology in Sustainable Fashion
* The Natural Look: American Style in the 1970s
* "Green Is the New Black": Celebrity Chic and the "Green" Commodity Fetish
Theresa M. Winge
* From "Green Blur" to Ecofashion: Fashioning an Eco-lexicon
* "Liberation through Limitations": Andrea Zittel's smockshop
* Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
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