Tag: Fashion

Quartz: A Clothing Designer Explains the Cost of Clothes

In case you missed it, Quartz had a good piece on the garment cost structure of U.S.. fashion label Elizabeth Suzann. It’s well worth a read to understand the elements of the garment value chain. Some excerpts: Pape’s story offers a justification of her company’s pricing, of course, and not every business making expensive clothes operates like

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Fashion Supply Chains: It’s Time to Change the Model Once and For All

A NY Times article yesterday once again she light on the systemic problems across the supply chains that produce most of the world’s clothing. The article, by Jim Yardley, notes that almost a year after the horrors of the Rana Plaza disaster, the industry has done little to address the real risks that are endemic

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WSJ: Bangladesh Garment Factories Often Evade Monitoring

A recent WSJ piece highlights why current approach to social risk in fashion is not the right answer: The company regularly keeps many of its 4,500 workers late—sometimes until 5 a.m.—to meet production targets set by retailers like Gap, VF Corp.and Tommy Hilfiger. The workers themselves sometimes welcome the extra pay, but the practice apparently conflicts with

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