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dc.contributor.authorSung, Kyungeunen
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Timen
dc.contributor.authorOehlmann, J.en
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Jagdeepen
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-30T14:35:41Z
dc.date.available2019-01-30T14:35:41Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-31
dc.identifier.citationSung, K., Cooper, T., Oehlmann, J. and Singh, J. (2018) Scaling up British fashion upcycling businesses: Multi-stakeholder perspectives. Global Fashion Conference 2018, London, 31 October - 1 November 2018.en
dc.identifier.isbn9789895426300
dc.identifier.urihttp://gfc-conference.eu/proceedings/
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/17494
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the URI link.en
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Fashion upcycling, the process of using waste clothing and textiles to create new products, is an alternative to business-as-usual practices which can effectively address concerns on excessive consumption of energy and material resources and use of chemicals in the fashion industry. Scaling up fashion upcycling businesses could enable the transition of the fashion industry towards sustainability. Past studies in fashion upcycling have paid attention to limited aspects of the businesses and comprehensive synthesis of viewpoints from diverse stakeholders involved in the business is lacking. This paper therefore aims to provide such a synthesis, focusing on the challenges and success factors for expanding (or scaling up) British upcycling businesses in fashion industry. Design/methodology/approach: This study used semi-structured interviews with 23 stakeholders of British fashion upcycling businesses (small- and medium-sized): 7 consumers and 16 practitioners including material suppliers, upcycling designers and makers, and retailers. All interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed by thematic analysis with QSR NVivo 10 software. Findings: Four different perspectives (by material suppliers, upcyclers, retailers and consumers) on challenges and success factors for scaling up upcycling businesses in the UK as well as suitable actors to take actions for positive change were identified. Common challenges and success factors across stakeholders were highlighted. Originality/value: The paper partially corroborated previous research and provided new information on perceived challenges and success factors for scaling up by extended stakeholders. The findings could be useful to interested direct and indirect stakeholders for their actions towards sustainability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGlobal Fashion Conference 2018en
dc.subjectdesignen
dc.subjectfashionen
dc.subjectscaling-upen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectsustainable businessen
dc.subjectsustainable consumptionen
dc.subjectsustainable productionen
dc.subjectupcyclingen
dc.titleScaling up British fashion upcycling businesses: Multi-stakeholder perspectivesen
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Art and Designen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNottingham Trent Universityen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2018-08-05en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Art and Designen


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