As Corporate Social Responsibility measures have failed to implement significant changes in the fashion supply chain, businesses must understand the need to invest in more radical innovations (Hasan et al., 2017; Yuan et al., 2020). Global clothing consumption and production, as well as the resulting social exclusion and environmental degradation, are going to continue to rise with the current growth model (Roth et al., 2019; Clean Clothes Campaign, 2019; Bryher, 2019) Therefore, alternative business models that focus on developing a sustainable, economical foundation are imperative to advance systemic change.

This research sets out to delve into the experience of certified B Corporations in the fashion industry. It depicts how they relate to the certification process, the impact on the S&E mission, offers insights into internal processes, and represents opportunities and challenges of the B Corp certification to advance systemic change.

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