Buying Practices in the Textile and Fashion Industry: Past, Present and Future

Koep, Lisa, Morris, Jonathan, Dembski, Nina and Guenther, Edeltraud, "Buying Practices in the Textile and Fashion Industry: Past, Present and Future" in Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains: Drivers, Concepts, Theories and Solutions ed. Matthes, André, Beyer, Katja, Cebulla, Holger and Arnold, Marlen Gabriele (Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2021), 55-73.

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  • Author Koep, Lisa
    Morris, Jonathan
    Dembski, Nina
    Guenther, Edeltraud
    Book Editor Matthes, André
    Beyer, Katja
    Cebulla, Holger
    Arnold, Marlen Gabriele
    Chapter Title Buying Practices in the Textile and Fashion Industry: Past, Present and Future
    Book Title Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains: Drivers, Concepts, Theories and Solutions
    Publication Date 2021
    Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
    Publisher Springer Nature
    Start page 55
    End page 73
    Language eng
    Abstract The textile and fashion industry is characterized by complex structures, multiple actors and globally interlinked supply chains. Increasing competitive pressures associated with the fast fashion business model have led to unsustainable practices along the supply chains resulting in negative ecological and social impacts. In recent years, pressure has been mounting on the industry, specifically on retailers and clothing brands, to address these issues. Consequently, sustainable procurement practices have gained importance in addressing these sustainability issues, and buyers at multinational retailers are now not only taking price, delivery time, and quality into account but are also increasingly required to consider social and environmental aspects in their decision-making. In this section, we provide an overview of traditional, as well as sustainable buying practices in the textile and garment industry, as well as delineating suggestions on which additional elements to consider, calling for a more comprehensive approach to sustainable procurement in the textile industry.
    Keyword Sustainable purchasing
    Textile and garment industry
    Sustainable supply chain management
    Environmental and social impacts of garments
    Copyright Holder Springer Nature Switzerland AG
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783030220174
    DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-22018-1_5
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