Feminist Perspectives on Digitally Enabled Sustainable Fashion Consumerism

Cheng Fan*, Jo Briggs

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Fast fashion is not only an issue apropos of environmental pollution and feminism (Maynard, 2021), but also an area where HCI can make a difference. Fashion – comprising garment or apparel design, its supply chains and retail, and associated cultural ecosystem of fashion-related digital communications (see Harris et al., 2021) – has supported the position of women, as a powerful visual tool and by promoting their innovation, self-expression and social change (McRobbie, 2020).
However, the relationship between fashion and feminism has recently become strained, due to ambiguity of claims that fashion promotes women’s empowerment, when fashion is also responsible for mass consumerism, further enabled by the rise of fintech
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Apr 2022
EventFeminist Voices about Ecological Issues in HCI: In association with CHI2022 - New Orleans and Online, New Orleans, United States
Duration: 19 Apr 202228 Apr 2022


WorkshopFeminist Voices about Ecological Issues in HCI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
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