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Fibreshed: A positive alternative for the fashion industry, consumers, and the planet

Format: Maps & Exhibits, Mapping Mondays, RSD12, RSD12 Maps & Exhibits, Topic: Socioecological Design

Peter Jones and Pranay Arun Kumar

Design brief by Isaac Mbaziira, James Law, Jocelyne Copeland, June Paik, and Kirby Harriman

The global systems driving fast fashion are unsustainable; with destructive environmental, economic, and cultural impacts, unfair labour practices, and globalised retail and supply chains, people are seeing sustainable alternatives. Values-driven consumers want unique and durable fashion for comfort and self-expression that honour the source. Can we shift demand with entirely new, ecological business models?

The South West England Fibreshed is an emerging innovation for ecologically-designed clothing, localised natural sources and styles, and high craft style. This synthesis map shows the shift needed to transition from fast fashion to a novel sustainable model. The Fibreshed aims to build a whole system value for a positive alternative for the fashion industry, consumers, and the planet.

Designed 2021 for Bounce Beyond and the BLC/Fibreshed.

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Citation Data

Author(s): Peter Jones and Pranay Arun Kumar
Year: 2023
Title: Fibreshed: A positive alternative for the fashion industry, consumers, and the planet
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD12
Article No.: pre-release
URL: https://rsdsymposium.org/fibreshed
Host: Georgetown University
Location: ONLINE
Symposium Dates: February 26–May 6, 2024
First published: 30 December 2023
Last update: February 01, 2024
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404
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