Fashion Business Spirituality

This book speaks to the fashion industry, but it is not about collections, trends, or seasons.


Author: Farah Liz Pallaro

Publisher: Flp Srl

ISBN: 9791220033206


Page: 196

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This book speaks to the fashion industry, but it is not about collections, trends, or seasons. The message of this book centers around the human aspect of the industry, the awareness of the self, and the spirituality and self-development that comes with it.

Spirituality and Sustainability

more than US$40 billion per year, equivalent to more than 6% of the sector's revenue.9 The biggest sustainability challenges in the fashion industry are ...


Author: Satinder Dhiman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319342351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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This book aims to examine sustainability and spirituality philosophically with ethics as the balancing force. The goal is to reveal the important intersection between sustainability and spirituality by using spirituality as the invisible guiding hand in the quest for sustainability. The editors and contributors examine old social and economics dilemmas from a new perspective in order to provide alternative approaches to economic and social development. The enclosed contributions cover a broad range of topics such as sustainable development and human happiness, contemporary spirituality, environmental ethics and responsibility, and corporate social responsibility. In addition, the title features real-world case studies and discussion questions that inspire self-reflection and theoretical and empirical deliberation in academic courses and business seminars. Contemporary approaches to economic and social development have failed to address humankind's abiding need for spiritual growth. For material development to be sustainable, spiritual advancement must be seen as an integral part of the human development algorithm. While the policy makers and governments can play their respective role, each one of us has to consciously adopt spirituality and sustainability as a way of life. This book will rely on the spiritual power of individuals to heal themselves and the environment. Featuring interdisciplinary perspectives in areas such as science, marine biology, environmental policy, cultural studies, psychology, philosophy, ecological economics, and ethics, this book will provide extensive insights into the complimentary fields of spirituality, sustainability and ethics.

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

two different positions towards the fashion and of two different concepts of ... in the fashion industry show that the boundaries between religion, fashion, ...


Author: Laszlo Zsolnai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315445465

Category: Psychology

Page: 458

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Increasingly, it is being recognized that spirituality, defined here as "a multiform search for a transcendent meaning of life that connects them to all living beings and brings them in touch with God or ‘Ultimate Reality,’" is an aspect of almost every sphere and aspect of social life. It appears in humanity’s dealings with nature, home and community, healing, economics and business, knowledge, and education. The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions is a stimulating collection that summarizes the most important issues, frameworks, discussions, and problems relating to spiritually inspired activities in different fields of social life. The contributors explore how spirituality is a part of existence and present approaches and models for professionals working in diverse areas. Presented in seven parts, the book provides a full overview of current research and practice. Part II, "Facets of spirituality," explores topics including philosophy, psychology, theology, and culture. Part III, "Nature," looks at ecology, agriculture, cities, and tourism. Part IV, "Home and community," presents chapters on various life stages, disability, gender, and culture. Part V, "Healing," examines medicine, mental and physical health, and ill-health. In Part VI, "Economy, politics, and law," contributors discuss business, leadership and the workplace, peace, and policing. Part VII, "Knowledge and education," includes chapters on science, design, fashion, literature, and the arts. In the final part, "Way forward," the editors look to the future with a chapter on inter-spirituality and the renewal of social practices. Driven by contemporary research and new developments, this Handbook is an innovative and interdisciplinary collection that provides an essential overview of contemporary spirituality and society from an international selection of contributors. The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions offers accessible, diverse, and engaging international research, and its scope will appeal to academics and students of a wide range of subjects, including aging and addiction, psychology, theology, religious studies, sociology, business studies, and philosophy. It will also be an important work for professionals in medical and social services, the clergy, education, business, the arts, religious communities, and politics, and members of organizations looking at the links between spirituality, religion, and society.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

In addition, I should note that, in the chapter, 'spirituality' and 'religion' ... The argument may seem odd situated in the fashion industry, not famed for ...


Author: Kate Fletcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134082957

Category: Design

Page: 324

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The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the degradation of natural systems, with the associated environmental footprint of clothing high in comparison with other products. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion recognizes the complexity of aligning fashion with sustainability. It explores fashion and sustainability at the levels of products, processes, and paradigms and takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question and suggest creative responses to issues of: • Fashion in a post-growth society • Fashion, diversity and equity • Fashion, fluidity and balance across natural, social and economic systems This handbook is a unique resource for a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities interested in sustainability and fashion.

Evolution of Faith and Religion

He is working with Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Company as Institutional ... a book on Fashion, and worked twenty years in family clothing business.


Author: Ajit Randhawa

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449000806

Category: Education

Page: 412

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Religion in Vogue

The modern fashion industry and celebrities, such as Madonna, made cross jewelry fashionable again by enlarging its size, associating it with designer ...


Author: Lynn S. Neal

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479892709

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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How the fashion industry has contributed to religious change From cross necklaces to fashion designs inspired by nuns’ habits, how have fashion sources interpreted Christianity? And how, in turn, have these interpretations shaped conceptions of religion in the United States? Religion in Vogue explores the intertwined history of Christianity and the fashion industry. Using a diverse range of fashion sources, including designs, jewelry, articles in fashion magazines, and advertisements, Lynn S. Neal demonstrates how in the second half of the twentieth century the modern fashion industry created an aestheticized Christianity, transforming it into a consumer product. The fashion industry socialized consumers to see religion as fashionable and as a beautiful lifestyle accessory—something to be displayed, consumed, and experienced as an expression of personal identity and taste. Religion was something to be embraced and shown off by those who were sophisticated and stylish, and not solely the domain of the politically conservative. Neal ultimately concludes that, through aestheticizing Christianity, the fashion industry has offered Americans a means of blending traditional elements of religion—such as ritual practice, miraculous events, and theological concepts—with modern culture, revealing a new dimension to the personal experience of religion.

Sustainability in Luxury Fashion Business

... out for the fashion industry to co-opt sustainability without imparting ... In S. Dhiman & J. Marques (Eds.), Spirituality and sustainability (pp.


Author: Chris K. Y. Lo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811088780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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This book explores new approaches and strategies that luxury fashion brands could adopt in their operations toward sustainability goals. It addresses the unique challenges faced by luxury fashion brands, given that concepts of luxury and sustainability may be conflicting. In doing so, it elaborates on how fashion brands need to manage their suppliers to comply with and improve social and environmental conditions, the pressure to fulfill the triple-bottom lines, consumer demands for transparency, and social media and its advantages in achieving sustainability goals. Exploring the notion that luxury fashion brands are in a better position to pursue superior sustainability performance, it presents research that highlights how the consequences of non-compliance could have more devastating effects on luxury brands than on mass-market brands. The book is a valuable resource for academics and practitioners in the field of business, sustainability, and fashion.

Circular Economy and Re Commerce in the Fashion Industry

For clarity, Quadruple bottom line (QBL) provides mechanism for addressing and assessing integration of culture, spirituality, and faith with responsibility ...


Author: Shrivastava, Archana

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799827290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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The apparel industry has the scale, reach, and technical expertise to deliver on-target sustainable development goals within the industry?s sphere of influence in its interconnected global and local value chains. From the farm to the consumer, the textile, retail, and apparel production industry has an array of economic, environmental, social, and governance impacts. In order to meet sustainable goals, the industry is challenged to buy and produce goods and services that do not harm the environment, society, and the economy. Circular Economy and Re-Commerce in the Fashion Industry is a pivotal reference source that explores and proposes solutions for best practices to meet sustainable development goals in the fashion industry and provides guidelines for assessing the technological landscape and modeling sustainable business practices. Highlighting a wide range of topics including digital marking, consumer behavior, and social and legal perspectives, this book is ideally designed for suppliers, brand managers, retailers, multinational investors, marketers, executives, designers, manufacturers, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Indian Business

He wanted to succeed in business while being spiritual. ... International in 1988 in the field of international business (exporting fashion garments).


Author: Pawan S. Budhwar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351975995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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The Indian economy is projected to become the world's fourth largest by 2020 and it is central to global economic performance. In a period of rapid change, understanding the business environment is a challenge. This book highlights the unique mix of challenges and opportunities for investors and organizations in India. Indian Business brings together a wide range of experts to present a comprehensive insight into doing business in India. It draws on research-based evidence and expert coverage of the emerging political, legal and social frameworks. It is divided into three parts: the Indian business context, conducting business in India, and emerging practices relevant for foreign investors. Each chapter outlines the context and justification for study, along with an analysis of the present situation and future options. Useful features include a case study with questions for analysis, and links to useful web resources. This book provides business practitioners and students with a thorough understanding of how to start and grow successful organizations in India.


Athletics, fashion, business, spirituality, psychology and all forms of social interaction, all are particularly nuanced within the community of People with ...


Author: Stephen Parks

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815651567

Category: Education

Page: 219

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In Gravyland, Parks chronicles the history of an urban university writing program and its attempt to develop politically progressive literacy partnerships with the surrounding community while having to work within and against a traditional educational and cultural landscape. He details the experience of the New City Writing program at Temple University from its beginning as a small institute with one program at a local public school to a multi-faceted organization, raising millions of dollars, and establishing partnerships across the diverse neighborhoods of Philadelphia. In doing so, the author describes classrooms where the community takes a seat and becomes part of the conversation—a conversation which is recorded and shared through a selection of writing produced. While Parks celebrates classroom success in generating knowledge through dialog with the larger community, he also highlights many of the obstacles the organizers of the New City Writing program faced. The author shows that writing alliances between universities and communities are possible but they must take into account the institutional, economic, and political pressures that accompany such partnerships. Blending the theoretical and practical lessons learned, Parks details New City Writing’s effort to offer a new model of education, one in which the voice of the professor must share space with the voices of the community, and one in which students come to understand that the right to sit in a classroom is not just the result of war, but of peaceful civil disobedience, of community struggles to gain self-recognition, and of collective efforts to seek social justice.

Spirituality in Business

Business, religion and spirituality: A new synthesis. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of ... Management gurus and management fashion: A dramatistic inquiry.


Author: J. Biberman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230611887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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An innovative look at some of the latest research on the intersection of spirituality and business.

Spirituality and Business

... be 'truly happy' until they satisfy their spiritual desire and live in a sober and ascetic fashion, curtailing their desires for material objects.


Author: Sharda S. Nandram

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642026613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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We, Sharda and Margot, feel very honored to be able to write and edit such a book. Our spiritual journey has led to the passion of bringing together and sharing the thoughts we ourselves have come across in our lives by meeting gurus, swamis, like-minded seekers, managers, teachers, entrepreneurs, academics, students, and by reading books and practicing spiritual techniques. We also have gained much spiritual inspiration from the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother to whom we are grateful. The thoughts presented in this book already exist in the East and West. Integr- ing them into the way we do business, can help us to regain trust and respect in business even in the current economic crisis. We aim to convince others of our deep belief that spiritual practices and a spiritual orientation help make life more enjoyable and makes us better human beings through helping us to live in line with our karma in every context of life, in our roles as employees, entrepreneurs, managers, leaders, mothers, or fathers, etc.

The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business

In this way, Christians collaborate in a certain fashion with Jesus, the Son of God, in his redemptive work. There are other values and principles proposed ...


Author: Luk Bouckaert

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230238312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

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A summary of the most important issues, approaches and models in the field of spirituality in business, economics and society. The Handbook of Business and Spirituality presents a comprehensive pluralistic view covering all the major religious and spiritual traditions.

Spirituality and Business A Christian Viewpoint

These would be realised in a co-operative fashion rather than one of competition and would allow major international public interest initiatives to be ...


Author: Philippe de Woot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351276146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

View: 599

Are the demands placed on 21st-century business leaders compatible with Christian values? Is it possible to act ethically and be socially responsible within a global system driven by economic demands? This important book explores the current conflict between spirituality and corporate leadership and asks challenging questions of business leaders and decision-makers.

A Sociology of Spirituality

What is untested is whether this is merely fashion, or is it evolving into a new work ethic incorporating spirituality. In the UK, articles in business ...


Author: Peter C. Jupp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317186632

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

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The emergence of spirituality in contemporary culture in holistic forms suggests that organised religions have failed. This thesis is explored and disputed in this book in ways that mark important critical divisions. This is the first collection of essays to assess the significance of spirituality in the sociology of religion. The authors explore the relationship of spirituality to the visual, individualism, gender, identity politics, education and cultural capital. The relationship between secularisation and spirituality is examined and consideration is given to the significance of Simmel in relation to a sociology of spirituality. Problems of defining spirituality are debated with reference to its expression in the UK, the USA, France and Holland. This timely, original and well structured volume provides undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with a scholarly appraisal of a phenomenon that can only increase in sociological significance.

Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace

The person who can resist these temptations and conduct business in an honest fashion, though, has truly lived according to the highest standard.


Author: Judi Neal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461452331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 769

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While the field of management has developed as a research discipline over the last century, until the early 1990s there was essentially no acknowledgement that the human spirit plays an important role in the workplace. Over the past twenty years, the tide has begun to turn, as evidenced by the growing number of courses in academia and in corporate training, and an exponential increase in the publications emerging through creative interaction of scholars and practitioners in organizational behaviour, workplace diversity, sustainability, innovation, corporate governance, leadership, and corporate wellness, as well as contributions by psychotherapists, theologians, anthropologists, educators, philosophers, and artists. This Handbook is the most comprehensive collection to date of essays by the preeminent researchers and practitioners in faith and spirituality in the workplace, featuring not only the most current research and case examples, but visions of what will be, or should be, emerging over the horizon. It includes essays by the people who helped to pioneer the field as well as essays by up and coming young scholars. Among the questions and issues addressed: · What does it mean to be a “spiritual” organization? How does this perspective challenge traditional approaches to the firm as a purely rational, profit-maximizing enterprise? · Is faith and spirituality in the workplace a passing fad, or is there a substantial shift occurring in the business paradigm? · How does this field inform emerging management disciplines such as sustainability, diversity, and social responsibility? · In what ways are faith and spirituality in the workplace similar to progressive and innovative human resource practices. Does faith and spirituality in the workplace bring something additional to the conversation, and if so, what? The aim of The Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace is to provide researchers, faculty, students, and practitioners with a broad overview of the field from a research perspective, while keeping an eye on building a bridge between scholarship and practice.

Spiritual Values in the Workplace

Gilbert Shaw Spiritual Warfare The movie Brazil brilliantly and comically ... They conducted business in a clipped Fashion, never seeming able to take ...


Author: Cary G. Weldy

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452539081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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From his energy-based approach to interior design and his appearances on HGTV, readers familiar with Cary Weldy will appreciate this new offering, in which Weldy speaks to the business community. Businesses have often run under the assumption that efficiency and productivity automatically equal success, measured solely in terms of profit. In this competitive paradigm, values must take second place, leading to the stereotype of the corporation as a soulless place. In this ground-breaking book, Cary Weldy moves beyond “synergy” to a model of business that focuses on the whole person. Take care of people, unleash their creativity, and innovation will follow. A new corporate mindset, one that is socially and environmentally conscious, now takes root around the world, leading to a better working environment, and, ultimately, a better world. Weldy takes readers on a journey through this change in consciousness, discussing the theory and the practice of bringing spiritual values into business. The book discusses the spiritual evolution we are witnessing on the planet, and how it is affecting companies, both large and small. It discusses the importance of embodying spiritual values in a workplace setting, and how the profits will follow. A reader will learn how to move from fear to love, the power of simplicity, how to use intuition for guidance, and the importance of moving from goals into flow and process. Cary also discusses the challenges and importance of diversity, and a new paradigm for leadership, providing examples of the template for our new emerging leaders. Readers can also learn many practical ways that some companies are already doing to create a new workplace environment geared for truly taking care of its employees, including offering massage therapy services, meditation classes, and the use of aromatherapy to increase productivity.

Spiritual Bypassing

When we are deeply immersed in spirituality, we are not time-bound, even as we take care of business in a timely fashion. The only spiritual shortcut is ...


Author: Robert Augustus Masters, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583942925

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Spiritual bypassing—the use of spiritual beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs—is so pervasive that it goes largely unnoticed. The spiritual ideals of any tradition, whether Christian commandments or Buddhist precepts, can provide easy justification for practitioners to duck uncomfortable feelings in favor of more seemingly enlightened activity. When split off from fundamental psychological needs, such actions often do much more harm than good. While other authors have touched on the subject, this is the first book fully devoted to spiritual bypassing. In the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa’s landmark Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Spiritual Bypassing provides an in-depth look at the unresolved or ignored psychological issues often masked as spirituality, including self-judgment, excessive niceness, and emotional dissociation. A longtime psychotherapist with an engaging writing style, Masters furthers the body of psychological insight into how we use (and abuse) religion in often unconscious ways. This book will hold particular appeal for those who grew up with an unstructured new-age spirituality now looking for a more mature spiritual practice, and for anyone seeking increased self-awareness and a more robust relationship with themselves and others.


JOANNA JEPSON, Chaplain at the London College of Fashion, plots a course ... while venturing into pioneering ministry as a chaplain in the fashion industry.






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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.

Business and Religion

Harold B. Jones, Jr. Since the Conference on Ethics and Spirituality in ... client work and taking care of other responsibilities in a more orderly fashion.


Author: Nicholas Capaldi

Publisher: M & M Scrivener Press

ISBN: 0980209404

Category: Religion

Page: 442

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