Fashion Justice


This special issue brings together scholars who have identified justice issues throughout the fashion system, encompassing how fashion is produced, consumed and discarded. While fashion systems have long been the focus of deep and varied perspectives on sustainability, from the environmental to social and cultural, we argue that characterising fashion justice as an environmental justice issue can usefully account for the multiple and intersecting ways in which fashion systems impact both human and more-than-human capabilities (Bick et al. 2018). Against the backdrop of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG 12 in particular, which calls for sustainable consumption and production patterns, it is timely and appropriate to consider fashion systems as a broader global environmental justice concern.

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Published: 2022-06-03
Pages:i to ix
Section:Guest Editorial: Fashion Justice
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How to Cite
Payne, A. ., Maguire, R. . and Kennedy, A. (2022) “Fashion Justice”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 11(2), p. i-ix. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.2421.

Author Biographies

Queensland University of Technology

Dr Alice Payne is an Associate Professor in Fashion in the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology. Her research focuses on environmental and social sustainability issues throughout the life cycle of clothing.  She is author of the book Designing Fashion’s Future, co-editor of Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion, and is an award-winning designer and educator.

Queensland University of Technology

Dr Rowena Maguire is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at QUT and the Program Leader of the Environmental and Social Governance Research Group at QUT.  Rowena’s research interests, publications and projects focus on climate and environmental regulation with a particular focus on equitable design and implementation informed by feminist and regulatory theory.  Rowena is currently working on two research programs: one stream focuses on climate and disaster governance and examines the structural injustices arising in the implementation of the Paris Agreement funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the Centre for Justice, QUT.  The second programme of work focuses on the social and environmental issues associated with the fashion industry with projects funded by the Cotton Research Development Corporation, Australian Retailers Association and the Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment.     

Queensland University of Technology

Amanda Kennedy (PhD), Lawyer (NSW) joined the Queensland University of Technology as a Professor of Law in 2019. Amanda’s research interests fall predominantly within the area of agri-environmental law, and include: environmental justice, land use law and conflict, effective systems for natural resource governance, and food systems governance. She has conducted funded research on these issues under Australian Research Council and other industry grants.