That’s so trashy – artification in the luxury fashion industry

Claudia Henninger, Taylor Brydges, Celina Jones, Aurelie Le Normand

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As the fashion industry continues to struggle with the challenge of how to become more sustainable, a key concern facing the industry is the reduction of waste. The realm of luxury fashion is not immune from these challenges, whether that be related to increasingly obfuscated supply chains, natural resource depletion, and overproduction. These issues raise questions of just how sustainable this segment of the industry really is. In this chapter, we explore a novel response to this challenge: the artification of waste and the different ways in which luxury fashion can be used once it has fulfilled its intended purpose. We explore whether the artification of fashion products, once they are seen as being at the end of their life and thus ‘trash’, can enhance sustainable practices and/or sustainable thinking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture of Luxury
Subtitle of host publicationSustainability and Artification
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 10 Nov 2021


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