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Sustainability is a core focus of the new ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) and is central to all subject areas within the technology sphere. Within the field of fashion and textiles research, however, the term 'sustainability' is so over-used that it has become almost ubiquitous (Brown, 2010; Black, 2009; Fletcher, 2008, Fraser & Farrer, 2011, Clark, 2008). Carefully considered, sustainability lends itself to multiple subtle applications, so it is timely that we consider how its terminology operates in relation to both technology and textiles.

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