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Ethical fashion supply chain management


Special issue call for papers from Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management

Co-Editors: Tsan-Ming Choi, Chris K. Y. Lo, Christina W.Y. Wong and Rachel W. Y. Yee
Business Division, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Introduction

Fashion is more than just beauty. Its significance goes beyond reflecting wearers’ status, but actually reflects their belief and identity. Consumers and fashion designers are increasingly showing their expectations and commitments on social sustainability in fashion
products. For example, an increasing number of luxury brands designers have replaced real fur by synthetic fur in their recent
collections to address the growing concern for animal rights from consumers. However, many consumers may not appreciate other
unethical issues in the corresponding fashion supply chain. For example, in terms of labour rights, many garment factory workers in
developing countries are working in a dirty and highly-polluted environment. Some of these workers are under-aged and work for over
16-18 hours every day for a low wage. In addition to the prominent environmental problems originating from pollution created in the
production process, a case has been reported that an inland sea turned into a desert because of a re-routeing of water to nearby cotton farmlands. Obviously, for our future generations as well as the sustainable development of the fashion industry, we must pay full attention to establishing an ethical fashion supply chain. In light of the importance of the topic, this special issue of Journal of
Fashion Marketing and Management is devoted to publishing the latest and significant research results on the ethical fashion supply chain. Manuscripts will be considered for publication with a focus on theoretical methodologies, empirical models, and case studies that make a significant contribution to the field.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Real cases on ethical fashion supply chain management.
  • Ethical production in the fashion industries.
  • Social sustainability and policy making for ethical fashion supply chains.
  • Environmental management for ethical fashion supply chains.
  • Ethical marketing and retailing in the fashion industries.
  • Ethical product design and development cycle.
  • Branding of ethical fashion products.
  • Climate change issues related to ethical fashion supply chain management.
  • Reverse logistics in fashion supply chains.
  • Closed-loop fashion supply chain management.

Manuscript preparation and submission

To prepare their manuscript, authors are asked to follow closely the ‘‘Instructions to Authors’’ of the journal. For further enquiries, please contact any Co-Editor.

Publication schedule

Manuscript submission: 31 March 2011
Reviewer reports: 31 July 2011
Revised paper submission: 31 October 2011
Final manuscript submissions to publisher: 31 March 2012

(Submissions after the 31 March will still be considered but at the sole discretion of the Guest Editors)

Special issue Co-Editors

Papers from the USA and Canada
Dr Tsan-Ming Choi, Associate Professor, Business Division,
Institute of Textiles and Clothing,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, KLN, Hong Kong
Tel: (852)-2766-6450
Fax: (852)-2773-1432
E-mail: [email protected]

Papers from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
Dr Chris K. Y. Lo, Assistant Professor, Business Division,
Institute of Textiles and Clothing,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, KLN, Hong Kong
Tel: (852)-2766-5609
Fax: (852)-2773-1432
E-mail: [email protected]

Papers from Europe
Dr Christina W.Y. Wong, Assistant Professor, Business Division,
Institute of Textiles and Clothing,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, KLN, Hong Kong
Tel: (852)-2766-6415
Fax: (852)-2773-1432
E-mail: [email protected]

Papers from Australia and the Rest of the World
Dr Rachel W. Y. Yee, Assistant Professor, Business Division,
Institute of Textiles and Clothing,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, KLN, Hong Kong
Tel: (852)-2766-5608
Fax: (852)-2773-1432
E-mail: [email protected]