Wellbeing Wardrobe: A wellbeing economy for the fashion and textile sector – Summary

Categories: Circular Economy
Types: Report
Published: 22 March 2022
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In ‘Wellbeing Wardrobe: A wellbeing economy for the fashion and textile sector’, a team of researchers led by the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, make the case for moving fashion beyond growth towards a system where human and ecological health come first.

The report, commissioned by the European Environmental Bureau, uses the concept of the ‘wellbeing economy’ – an umbrella term to describe growth-alternative economic concepts – to identify guiding principles for building a post-growth direction for the fashion sector so that it works in the interest of the common good.

1. Establishing limits to reduce how much is produced and consumed in line with planetary boundaries
2. Promoting fairness to ensure social justice globally
3. Creating healthy and just governance to make sure the transition is inclusive and participatory
4. Embracing new exchange systems where clothing and textiles are provided in ways that do not depend on overproduction and overconsumption