A study of the trend in sustainable fashion research based on the previous research achievements of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion

영국 지속가능한 패션연구센터(CSF)의 연구사례를 통한 지속가능 패션연구 동향

  • Lee, Hyerim (Dept. of Fashion Accessories Design, Graduate School of Fashion, Hongik University) ;
  • Ma, Jin Joo (Graduate School of Fashion, Hongik University)
  • 이혜림 (홍익대학교 패션대학원 패션액세서리 디자인전공) ;
  • 마진주 (홍익대학교 패션대학원)
  • Received : 2020.08.13
  • Accepted : 2020.10.27
  • Published : 2020.10.31


The purpose of this study was to analyze trends in sustainable fashion research and to guide its the development by examining previous research projects conducted by the UK Centre for Sustainable Fashion. A literature review and case studies were conducted from which the following results were identified. It was shown that the CSF has cooperated with fashion, arts and technology businesses and other external organizations. The CSF has contributed to improving the economic durability of the fashion industry, the convergence of both local and the international fashion communities, and the development of cultural sustainability. Moreover, it incorporates various academic fields into its research and has developed advanced researching methods for sustainable fashion. The CSF has embraced the new perspectives by utilizing student ideas for the development of sustainable fashion. The conclusions of this study are as follows. First, the CSF studied the sustainability of fashion from a more organic perspective through multidisciplinary research. Second, it has expanded the possibility of sustainable fashion research through research formats, research fields and research operations. Finally, it has evoked values and responsibilities that the fashion industry should pursue in modern society and has become an exemplary case of sustainable fashion research, providing creative studies for sustainable fashion research in the future.


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