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Fashion Industry Supply Chain Public

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Most people take into account the appearance of the garments that they purchase, as appearance is important to them. However, small designers offering high quality garments are pushed out of the market in place of lower quality, ready-to-wear garments. An analysis of the textile supply chain is done to unearth the specific problems the designers face. Designers on average reported their suppliers as mediocre. Suppliers have difficulty producing small lots of high-quality materials for small designers. The designers struggled buying the desired quality and quantity of their suppliers’ products. Small designers being able to gain bargaining power by unionizing would allow them to request the quality that they prefer, while also allowing the supplier to maintain their current business model.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • E-project-083019-111105
  • 2019
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  • 2019-08-30
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