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Issues Raised for Sustainability Through Remanufactured Fashion

  • Pammi SinhaEmail author
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Geetha Dissanayake
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Part of the Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes book series (EFEPP)

Abstract

Determining origin and sustainability credentials of raw materials and stock are key challenges, affecting transparency and the ability to effectively manage impacts across the supply chain. We have examined the remanufacture process for the fashion company within a mass market environment. Research from WRAP noted that although 81 % of a sample of 4000 men and women had bought at least one item of second-hand clothing, issues that prevented them from buying more regularly were concerns over quality of the garment, a lack of guarantee and lack of durability. (WRAP in Study into consumer second-hand shopping behaviour to identify the reuse displacement effect, 2015). This chapter examines issues regarding the retailing of remanufactured fashion and certification for proof of remanufacture.

Keywords

Eco-labels Certification Consumer Retailing Proof of remanufacture Niche market 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pammi Sinha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 2
  • Geetha Dissanayake
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.SGS Hong Kong LimitedHong KongHong Kong
  3. 3.University of MoratuwaMoratuwaSri Lanka

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