Call for papers: Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

Special Issue on Sustainable Fashion in Action

Sustainability has increasingly become an important aspect of fashion and textiles and has been approached from many diverse perspectives. Recent research in design practice has seen the creative reuse of vintage or abandoned textiles/garments to produce new garments. Another area of research has investigated the balance between fashion design versus reduced consumption. This relationship between fashion and consumption has had a great impact on the exploration of modern sustainability in the fashion and textiles fields. These various concepts or ideas of sustainable fashion, ranging from design practice, manufacturing, production, and/or consumption…etc., have led toa range of different conclusions, however, many focus on a common goal, to generate a more eco-friendly environment that finds a balance between consumption and production.

The RJTA in this special issue thereby aims to provide a unique platform that focuses specifically on design and consumption oriented areas in sustainable fashion. Submissions that are considered as theoretical or have practical applications are encouraged to join this special forum. Related areas of research, but not entirely limited to, are listed as follows: Design practice, Waste reduction, Consumerism, Education, New Visions.

Submission of original papers: May/June 2011

Reviewer’s feedback and evaluation: June/November 2011

Notification of acceptance: December 2011

Tentative publication time: February 2012

Submission Instructions:

Electronic Material: Papers should be submitted to the Research Journal of Textile and Apparel through the RJTA paper submission system at

(In the “Author Preferred Editors”, please select <Chen, Jocelyn>.)

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