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Oleg V. Kashcheev

Svetlana P. Usyk

Aleksandra I. Vingert

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Oleg V. Kashcheev — PhD in Psychology, Professor, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Sadovnicheskaya St., 33, bldg. 1, 115035 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6024-1488. E-mail: kasheev-ov@rguk.ru

Svetlana P. Usyk — PhD in Economics, Assistant Professor, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Sadovnicheskaya St., 33, bldg. 1, 115035 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1360-6119. E-mail: usik-sp@rguk.ru

Aleksandra I. Vingert — Bachelor, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Sadovnicheskaya St., 33, bldg. 1, 115035 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3323-3498. E-mail: 84818@stud.rguk.ru


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 61


pp. 127–135


April 24, 2021

Date of publication

September 28, 2021



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Index BBK



The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals have had a significant impact on fashion brands, most of which have begun to actively integrate the concept of responsible consumption into their business strategies. There are basic principles of responsible consumption, including sustainability, ethics, sociality and economy. They are increasingly affecting communication and marketing initiatives, responding to the cultural values of new consumers. The concept comes into open confrontation with a theory of mass consumption and mass culture and forms a new culture of modern society. Slow fashion is actively developing in terms of responsible production and consumption, which generates preconditions for major changes in the fashion industry. To identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the implementing of the concept of responsible consumption, paper addresses leading players in the fashion industry, whose activities generally comply with basic principles of responsible consumption. An empirical study of the application of this concept using a SWOT analysis led to the conclusion that strengths outweigh weaknesses, while opportunities and threats are practically balanced. The results of empirical research have shown that the concept of responsible consumption and production is becoming a part of the culture of modern society, corresponding to value orientations of an active part of the population. Sustainable development forms a new paradigm of the culture of modern society — now that the consumer behavior of members of the post-industrial society is changing, the era of mass consumption is replaced by the era of responsible consumption and production. 


sustainable development, responsible consumption, responsible production, formation of culture, culture of individual, culture of modern society, culture of consumption, fashion industry, responsible fashion, slow fashion, fast fashion.


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