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Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management : From Sourcing to Retailing

Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management : From Sourcing to Retailing
Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management
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From Sourcing to Retailing
  • This handbook is a compilation of comprehensive reference sources that provide state-of-the-art findings on both theoretical and applied research on sustainable fashion supply chain management. It contains three parts, organized under the headings of "Reviews and Discussions," "Analytical Research," and "Empirical Research," featuring peer-reviewed papers contributed by researchers from Asia, Europe, and the US. This book is the first to focus on sustainable supply chain management in the fashion industry and is therefore a pioneering text on this topic. In the fashion industry, disposable fashion under the fast fashion concept has become a trend. In this trend, fashion supply chains must be highly responsive to market changes and able to produce fashion products in very small quantities to satisfy changing consumer needs. As a result, new styles will appear in the market within a very short time and fashion brands such as Zara can reduce the whole process cycle from conceptual design to a final ready-to-sell "well-produced and packaged" product on the retail sales floor within a few weeks. From the supply chain's perspective, the fast fashion concept helps to match supply and demand and lowers inventory. Moreover, since many fast fashion companies, e.g., Zara, H&M, and Topshop, adopt a local sourcing approach and obtain supply from local manufacturers (to cut lead time), the corresponding carbon footprint is much reduced. Thus, this local sourcing scheme under fast fashion would enhance the level of environmental friendliness compared with the more traditional offshore sourcing. Furthermore, since the fashion supply chain is notorious for generating high volumes of pollutants, involving hazardous materials in the production processes, and producing products by companies with low social responsibility, new management principles and theories,
  • especially those that take into account consumer behaviours and preferences, need to be developed to address many of these issues in order to achieve the goal of sustainable fashion supply chain management. 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
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  • Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- Part I Reviews and Discussions -- Chapter 1 Reverse Logistics of US Carpet Recycling -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Reverse Logistics -- 1.2.1 Reasons for Product Returns and Motivations for Company Involvement -- 1.2.2 Activities Comprising the Reverse Supply Chain -- 1.2.3 Types of Recovered Items and Product Characteristics -- 1.2.4 Entities Involved -- 1.2.5 Types of Reverse Networks -- 1.2.6 Channel Structure, Coordination, and Leadership -- 1.3 Current State of Carpet Recycling in the USA -- 1.3.1 Organizational and Legislation Issues -- 1.3.2 Recovery Options for Post-consumer Carpet -- 1.3.3 Reverse Supply Chain of Carpet -- 1.4 Reverse Logistics Network Design -- 1.4.1 Literature Overview -- 1.4.2 Reverse Logistics Network Design for Carpet Recycling -- 1.5 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 2 Green Brand Strategies in the Fashion Industry: Leveraging Connections of the Consumer, Brand, and Environmental Sustainability -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Conceptual Background -- 2.3 Leveraging the Connection Between Environmental Sustainability and the Consumer -- 2.4 Leveraging the Relationship Between Environmental Sustainability and the Brand -- 2.5 Leveraging the Relationship Between the Consumer and the Brand -- 2.6 Summary and Industry Implications for Green Branding -- References -- Chapter 3 Impacts of Social Media Mediated Electronic Words of Mouth on Young Consumers' Disposal of Fashion Apparel: A Review and Proposed Model -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Literature Review -- 3.2.1 Consumer Disposal Behaviors of Apparel -- 3.2.2 Social Media -- 3.3 Consumer Behaviors and Social Media Mediated E-WOM -- 3.4 Conceptual Empirical Research Model -- 3.5 Concluding Remarks -- References -- Part II Analytical Modeling Studies -- Chapter 4 Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Ecolabeling
  • 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 The Fashion Supply Chain Network Model with Ecolabeling -- 4.2.1 An Illustrative Example and Variant -- 4.3 The Algorithm and Case Study -- 4.4 Summary and Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 5 Reverse Logistics as a Sustainable Supply Chain Practice for the Fashion Industry: An Analysis of Drivers and the Brazilian Case -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Theoretical Background -- 5.2.1 Reverse Logistics Practices -- 5.2.2 RL in Developing Countries and in Brazil -- 5.2.3 RL in the Apparel Market -- 5.2.4 Reverse Logistics Drivers -- 5.3 Framework of the Study -- 5.3.1 Solution Methodology -- 5.4 Results and Discussion -- 5.4.1 The Studied Companies -- 5.4.2 Selected Reverse Logistics Drivers -- 5.4.3 Ranking of Key Reverse Logistics Drivers -- 5.5 Discussion -- 5.6 Conclusions and Future Research Directions -- References -- Part III Empirical Studies -- Chapter 6 Apparel Manufacturers' Path to World Class Corporate Social Responsibility: Perspectives of CSR Professionals -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Review of Literature -- 6.2.1 Total Responsibility Management -- 6.2.2 Path to Corporate Responsibility -- 6.2.3 Empirical Research on Apparel Manufacturers and CSR -- 6.3 Methods -- 6.4 Results -- 6.4.1 The Practices of World Class CSR -- Inspiration -- Integration -- Innovation -- 6.4.2 Relationships Between Inspiration, Integration, and Innovation -- 6.4.3 Profile of Apparel Manufacturers Practicing World Class CSR -- 6.4.4 Business Benefits and Competitive Advantage for World Class CSR -- 6.4.5 Role of Buying Companies in Expanding World Class CSR -- 6.5 Discussion -- 6.5.1 World Class CSR -- 6.5.2 Encouraging and Supporting Broader Engagement with CSR -- 6.5.3 A Proposed Path to World Class CSR -- 6.6 Future Research and Conclusion -- References
  • Chapter 7 Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Slow-Fashion Industry -- 7.1 Setting the Scene: Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Fashion, and Micro-Organisations -- 7.2 The Rise of Sustainability in the Slow Fashion Industry -- 7.3 SSCM ---A Brief Overview -- 7.4 The Seven-R Framework -- 7.5 The UK Micro-organisation Case Studies: Organisations 1, 2, 3, and 4 -- 7.6 Seven-R Framework Applied to Slow Fashion Micro-organisations -- 7.7 So What?---Discussion of Findings -- 7.8 Further Investigations -- 7.9 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8 Mass Market Second-Hand Clothing Retail Operations in Hong Kong: A Case Study -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Literature Review -- 8.3 Case Study -- 8.3.1 Company Background and Operations -- 8.3.2 Analysis -- 8.4 Conclusion and Future Research -- References -- Chapter 9 Constraints and Drivers of Growth in the Ethical Fashion Sector: The Case of France -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Literature Review -- 9.2.1 Responsible Consumption: Obstacles and Incentives -- 9.2.2 Ethical Issues in the Fashion Sector -- 9.3 Method -- 9.4 Results -- 9.4.1 Main Barriers to Ethical Fashion Consumption -- 9.4.2 Impact of Sociodemographic Variables on Ethical Fashion Consumption -- 9.5 Discussion -- 9.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10 Effects of Used Garment Collection Programs in Fast-Fashion Brands -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Literature Review -- 10.2.1 Fast Fashion and Environmental Sustainability -- 10.2.2 Brand Awareness and Brand Image -- 10.2.3 Generation Y Consumers -- 10.2.4 Branding and Sustainability -- 10.3 Development of Hypotheses -- 10.4 Research Methodology -- 10.5 Data Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, and Discussions -- 10.5.1 Statistical Testing -- 10.5.2 Discussions -- 10.6 Conclusion, Implications, and Research Limitations -- References -- Index
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