Exploring the influence of social media on sustainable fashion consumption: A systematic literature review and future research agenda

K. Vladimirova, C. E. Henninger, S. I. Alosaimi, T. Brydges, H. Choopani, M. Hanlon, S. Iran, H. McCormick, S. Zhou

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Abstract

Growing in popularity, social media and related channels (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok) are utilised as sources for sharing information with the power to influence consumers and drive social change. This has become critical for the fashion industry, as fashion/textile consumption has recently been recognized for its devastating social and environmental impacts. This structured, systematic literature review explores who and in which ways can influence consumers on social media to engage with more sustainable fashion consumption practices. Based on an analysis of 69 research studies, the analysis findings indicate that most studies examined how brands can influence consumers via social media marketing strategies. Fewer studies have also addressed sustainable fashion discourse on social media more broadly, including promoting sustainable fashion consumption practices that are not related to brands’ marketing strategies and the role of social media as a tool for activism. Based on the review’s findings, the article outlines areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Global Fashion Marketing
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • fashion industry
  • Influence
  • influencer
  • social media
  • sustainable fashion consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Strategy and Management
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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