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International Journal of Sustainable Design

International Journal of Sustainable Design (IJSDes)

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International Journal of Sustainable Design (4 papers in press)

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  • Eco-Fashion Design   Order a copy of this article
    by Marzie Hatef Jalil  
    Abstract: Eco-fashion literature ranges across topics such as the design process, sustainability, and various relevant indicators in fashion and apparel studies, such as the life cycle concept. However, no attempt has been made to merge these findings or investigate the relationship between sustainable design and the eco-fashion life cycle. This paper aims to provide an overview of eco-fashion design and several relevant factors to identify opportunities for further research in contemporary apparel design linked to sustainability. A systematic literature review was conducted, from the initial appearance of the eco-fashion design process and clothing life cycle up to articles published in December 2020, resulting in 163 papers. The study’s main contribution is to clarify the relationship between the eco-fashion design process model and three influential sustainability factors, including social, economic, and environmental.
    Keywords: apparel design model; clothing waste; clothing life cycle; consumer behaviour; designer behaviour; eco-fashion; eco-friendly techniques; sustainable design; sustainable development; zero-waste design.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSDES.2022.10044704
  • Perceiving and Believing The Subjective Persuasiveness of Graphical and Material Eco-Friendly Packaging Design Elements Depending on Individual Environmental Consciousness   Order a copy of this article
    by Carmen Grebmer, Sarah Diefenbach 
    Abstract: To foster environmentally responsible consumption, it is essential to understand how packaging elements guide consumers in evaluating the environmental-friendliness of a product, particularly information from non-verbal, executional packaging design elements that are elusive and not related to the product’s actual environmental-friendliness. We used a 2
    Keywords: environmentally responsible consumption; packaging design elements; environmental consciousness; packaging communication; eco-friendly packaging.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSDES.2022.10046946
  • Sustainable product design through fire themes: A case study of concepts of the Japan Design Foundation   Order a copy of this article
    by Edilson Ueda 
    Abstract: Responding to the lack of academic literature about natural resources and design that encourages it, this research focuses on the concept based on the fire theme by Japan Design Foundation. The designers’ perceptions of the fire theme are studied from social, cultural, and environmental perspectives. According to the results, the concepts based on the fire theme were interpreted by designers from different viewpoints as either positive or negative in our lives, as shown in the design fields related to lighting, cooking, safety-emergency, and energy production. These designs had different level approaches as individual and public, local and global. From an environmental perspective, the concepts of energy production fields characterise the use of renewable energy through sunlight. Important topics found led us to propose a mapping of the concept of the fire theme, and its effectiveness was illustrated through a case study entitled Mobile eco-robot.
    Keywords: fire; natural resources; sustainability; eco-design strategies; design concepts; product design; industrial design; social; cultural; environmental.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSDES.2022.10046947
  • A systematic literature review of sustainability indicators in sustainability reporting   Order a copy of this article
    by Manish Kumar, Parikshit Joshi 
    Abstract: In the past decade studies related to sustainability indicators (SI), as a measure of sustainable development (SD), have steeply risen across several domains. Therefore, a systematic literature review (SLR) is required to assess the current state of studies on SIs. The current SLR identifies, evaluates, and synthesises the available literature on SIs published between 1994
    Keywords: sustainability indicators; systematic literature review; SLR; economic sustainability; environmental sustainability; social sustainability; sustainability indicator themes.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSDES.2022.10049118