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Abstract

Ethical and sustainable business practices have become some of the most significant concerns in the highly globalized fashion industry. Firms in this multi-billion dollar industry are taking these concerns seriously, and are carefully monitoring and responding to consumers’ actions that can range from expressing displeasure via social media to holding protests or even calling for boycotts of certain brands and firms. In this paper, the first output from a larger project on ethics of fashion, we review the extant literature on the ethical aspects of the global fashion system; and set the stage for further empirical and conceptual work.

Author Bio

Lena Cavusoglu is a PhD student in Business Administration at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey, from which she received a B.A. degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She received a master's degree in Strategic Design from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2011 and an MBA degree from Georgia State University, USA, in 2013. Her research interest concentrates on consumer behavior especially fashion studies and social media.

Dr. Mourad Dakhli is associate professor of International Business at Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and visiting professor at Shanghai Business School, China. He holds a Ph.D. from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. His research centers on the value-generating processes of human and social capital across different cultural and institutional settings and the implications on learning and innovation.

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