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Communications at congresses:
How Can Local Manufacturing Improve Economic Sustainability? Saint Brissant: a case study of local manufacturing in Spain
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Humanities,
  • Company
Information
Abstract
Fast-fashion retailers and mass production dominate the fashion and apparel industry. Increased globalization, labor intensity and outsourcing to developing countries are fostering the interest in sustainability within the industry. There is a growth of a new movement attempting to offset the demand for fast fashion, ''Slow Fashion'' movement. Slow fashion is not time-based but quality-based approach in which designers, buyers, retailers and consumers are more aware of the impacts on workers, communities and ecosystems (Fletcher 2007). European Union has also some critical targets to reach by 2020. Spain, specifically, has to meet some requirements in terms of economy and sustainability. This exploratory study analyzed how slow fashion concept, precisely manufacturing locally, could improve economic development. Local manufacturing, its impact on economic development and the challenges of Spanish market are illustrated through a case study of one Spanish fashion brand, Saint Brissant.
International
Si
Congress
Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
960
Place
Málaga, España
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
2280-787X
Start Date
22/07/2014
End Date
25/07/2014
From page
1
To page
26
Actas del congreso CIO 2014
Participants
  • Autor: Hakan Karaosman (UPM)
  • Autor: Gustavo Morales Alonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Mercedes Grijalvo Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Vargas Perez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Administración de Empresas
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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