Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles
Book Launch
25th September 2023
16:00 –17:00 GMT (17.00 – 18.00 CET)
Online via Zoom

Webinar Video Recording

Wicked Problem

The issue of sustainability is characterised as a ‘wicked problem’ in the fashion, clothing and textiles sector and is now coming into increased focus due to growing consumer, business and policy pressures. This in-depth volume presents a comprehensive overview of the challenges and emerging opportunities faced by the sector and provides strategic solutions as to how the sector can accelerate sustainability.

‘One-stop Shop’

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles is a thirty-four chapter book that collates leading-edge research and industry best practice to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ exploring the complex and interconnected issues surrounding sustainability in fashion, clothing and textiles. The practical and digestible chapters include innovative examples and perspectives from different regions of the globe, addressing topics from policies to supply chain issues and materials innovation. Five unique case studies of sustainable businesses provide detailed examples of pioneering practice. The book’s holistic approach brings together both academic and industry perspectives on the critical areas that require immediate action to move towards a more sustainable fashion, clothing and textile sector.

Invaluable Resource

This is an invaluable resource for those working in the industry, policymakers and for those in business or academia with an interest in sustainability in fashion, clothing, textiles and related sectors worldwide. It is also relevant to professionals and students in the areas of sustainability, innovation, supply chains, design and development, consultancy, education and training.

The Editors

Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing and Textiles is edited by three professionals with long-standing knowledge and expertise, the book takes a global perspective with examples that illustrate the scale and breadth of topics and regions in the scope of sustainability. Professor Martin Charter, Dr Bernice Pan, and Professor Sandy Black will present and discuss the ground-breaking book with feedback and discussion encouraged.


16.00 Welcome


16.05 Book Overview

Professor Martin Charter

16.10 Presentations


16.40 Discussion


17.00 Close

* Schedule may be open to change


The event is free of charge, but you need to register via by sending your name, job title, and organisation. On receipt, you will be sent instructions to join the webinar.

Further information

Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ® 
Business School for the Creative Industries
University for the Creative Arts