Key Aspects of Sustainability in Fashion Retail

  • Jochen SträhleEmail author
  • Viola Müller
Part of the Springer Series in Fashion Business book series (SSFB)


The purpose of this paper is to explain the key aspects and growing relevance of sustainability in fashion retail and to evaluate the possibilities of fashion retailers to act sustainable in supply chain management as well as carving out the challenges they have to deal with. The research methodology applied for this purpose is a critical literature review examining books and articles. The findings demonstrate the rising importance of sustainability in fashion retail. In this regard, fashion retailers play a key role and responsibility for sustainability in the fashion supply chain, from the beginning up to the end. This paper mainly analyzes sustainability in the fashion supply chain. It does not analyze topics like second-hand shopping or social media sustainability.


Sustainability Fashion retail Supply chain management Five-R analysis green washing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Textiles and DesignReutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany

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