Faculty Advisor

Stroe, Izabela RC

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2019-08-30

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

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