Contributions of social manufacturing to sustainable apparel industry

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussavertaisarvioitu



  • Stanford University
  • State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems
  • CAS - Institute of Automation


The global apparel and textile market has been changed considerably during the recent years. At the one hand, new trends and consumer preferences for different styles and fashion products emerge continuously, thus the apparel industry becomes more mass customized. On the other hand, attention to social and environmental sustainability has been dramatically increased in the entire industry. However, the current fast-changing fashion trends result to significant environmental and resource depletion problems in the textile lifecycle. As a result, the apparel industry should consider sustainable manufacturing strategies. The current options such as organic fibers and environmentally safe dyes seem promising. Nonetheless, there are significant challenges for apparel manufacturers and retailers to capitalize sustainability. To address these problems, in this paper, we develop a conceptual model of Social Manufacturing for the apparel industry. We study the current value chain of the apparel industry and identify its challenges from the sustainability's view. Then, we propose a new model to improve the sustainability throughout the value chain of the apparel industry.


OtsikkoProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, SOLI 2016
TilaJulkaistu - 24 elokuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics - Beijing, Kiina
Kesto: 10 heinäkuuta 201612 heinäkuuta 2016


ConferenceInternational Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics

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