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Corporate Social Responsibility Influencing Sustainability within the Fashion Industry. A Systematic Review

Höfundar: Þórey S. Þórisdóttir, Lára Jóhannsdóttir


The fashion industry, one of the largest industries in the world, is a complicated phe nomenon driven by aspirations of a symbolic lifestyle and the creativity of architecture and design. It pushes the use of natural resources to its limits through mass production and a low-cost structure that motivates consumerism at large. This study explores corpo rate social responsibility and how it influences sustainability within the fashion industry. A systematic literature review was carried out. This encompassed the academic publications available in two scientific databases focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability, and fashion, covering the period from 2003 to 2019. The findings indi cate that the CSR approach taken by managers within the fashion industry is focused on sustainability, business models, and/or supply chain innovation, with commitments un dertaken concerning the economy, environment, and/or society, wherein the production of eco-friendly products and workers’ safety are emphasized. Actions that tie CSR and sustainability with companies’ actions are presented in a micro-meso-macro framework, where brand equity, culture, supply chain management, activism, and human rights are evident. The study findings are relevant for academia, practitioners, and policymakers, as they provide insight into the operations and impacts of domestic and multinational fashion companies, outlining the most relevant studies on the topic by highlighting research trends and gaps in the field.

Efnisorð: Fashion industry, Corporate social responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainable fashion