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Three reasons why now, is a good time for fashion brands to undergo a supply chain transformation.

Three reasons why now, is a good time for fashion brands to undergo a supply chain transformation.

Are you too busy with other more pressing issues than a supply chain transformation? Covid-19 has seen many brands drop into survival mode, asking themselves, how will our business survive this crisis?  It has seen many brandishing the role of fire-fighter to get more sales, developing a lounge wear range, deciding what to do with …

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How can we be sustainable? An introduction for SME’s, plus a tangible example on Climate Change

What does sustainable mean? The definition of sustainability is for me the stewardship of natural, human and productive capital for global prosperity during our lifetime and without indebting future generations. We must put back what we use, treat humans and animals with respect and make, buy, sell and re-use products equitably & without excess, that are built to last and that satisfy …

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How to make Fashion supply chains more transparent

A recent Drapers article dated February 2021, highlighted the fact that the UK Government is taking a stricter stance to combat exploitation in fashion supply chains, requiring brands to disclose their suppliers and financially penalising those who cannot demonstrate compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 [1]. The article talks about how some brands have taken …

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What makes a Supply Chain Sustainable?

Simply put, a sustainable supply chain is able to balance the use of natural, human and productive capital without indebting future generations. Since the industrial revolution there has been a huge imbalance as companies have generally sought to maximise productive capital with little regard for natural and human capital.   Born from logistics strategies in times …

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Why Supply Chain Management Should Play a Strategic Role in Saving the Planet

Sustainability is not just about switching existing materials to more sustainable materials or getting certification.  It goes deeper than that.  At a brand level, it is about purpose over profit to solve problems in society, rather than be the cause of them.  At an operational level sustainability is about embedding the brand strategy & purpose into the organisations’ …

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Why Fashion Brands Must Embrace Supply Chain Maturity to Make Their Business More Sustainable

In the report “A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future” by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Circular Fibres Initiative, a compelling vision of a new textiles economy is outlined, based on the principles of a circular economy.  The idea is to keep clothes, textiles and fibres at their highest value during use and to …

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A Simple Insight Into Why Businesses Must Change Their Philosophy of Products and Services

Sustainable Future Summit November 2019 – Brussels Last week, I was in Brussels for a very interesting and inspiring Sustainable Future Summit 2019 organised Politico. The summit brought together policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and consumers to debate the hunt for sustainable growth. There were many interesting discussions and debates about the urgency of …

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