Over 95% of today's textile and apparel products are globally sourced, making sourcing one of the most important business functions in the industry. Includes step-by-step global sourcing procedures and explores the theoretical, political, economic, social, and environmental implications of global sourcing decisions with an emphasis on sustainability.
This informative, full-color text takes students step-by-step through the decision-making involved in the pre-production processes of apparel product development---planning, forecasting, fabricating, line development, technical design, pricing, sourcing, and distribution.
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The topics covered include Reverse Logistics of US Carpet Recycling; Green Brand Strategies in the Fashion Industry; Impacts of Social Media on Consumers' Disposals of Apparel; Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Eco-labelling; Reverse Logistics as a Sustainable Supply Chain Practice for the Fashion Industry; Apparel Manufacturers' Path to World-class Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Slow-Fashion Industry; Mass Market Second-hand Clothing Retail Operations in Hong Kong; Constraints and Drivers of Growth in the Ethical Fashion Sector: The case of France; and Effects of Used Garment Collection Programmes in Fast Fashion Brands.
Apparel supply chains are becoming more prone to both controllable and uncontrollable risks. This phenomenon may be attributed to many causes but not limited to less vertical integration, fragmentation of supply chain ownership, short product life cycle, ever-changing customer expectations, increasing level of competition, environmental regulations, rapid technology obsolescence, etc.
IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management. Jun 2014
The paper analyses a case of innovation in the native wool produced in Italy (Tuscany) as a driver of a sustainable fashion supply chain; the aim is to investigate the resulting concept of sustainability and its relations with luxury.
Journal of Corporate Citizenship. Dec 2013