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School: Kent State University
Department: Fashion
Course: Sustainability in Fashion
Professor: Noel Palomo-Lovinski
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: sustainability, Fashion, and fabrics
Name: Week 10: Manufacturing
Description: These are for Sustainability in fashion notes
Uploaded: 10/30/2018
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background image Manufacturing Week 10 Manufacturing OXFAM released a report that 8 men are the wealthiest people in the 
world in 2015 and retain the wealth equal to 3.6 billion people OR ½ of 
the world’s population.
In the US corporations can buy back shares to keep money tighter 
within the company. The idea was that those shareholders would 
reinvest in the company. Instead the $1.1 trillion went to shareholders 
in 2017 and was not reinvested in companies and not benefitting 
workers
1960s shareholders took about 1.7% of national GDP 2017 
shareholders took 3% of national GDP or $567 billion a year
3% of GDP is enough to give every working adult a nearly $3,500 
bonus
3 years of this would wipe out all student debt Developing countries It is a fact that labor intensive industries like fashion and textiles 
provide better economies to countries
Problem is that the enormously complex supply chain, it is very difficult
to make sure everything is safe for the people who work in the 
factories. There are often many factories spread over many different 
countries
Many of the workers are 15-25 year old women who do not feel able to 
defend themselves
Many companies have corporate codes of conduct but at the same 
time there is an expectation of complex tasks done quickly and 
cheaply. To stay in business manufacturers must cheat by cutting costs
in any way that they can.
OXFAM reports that while 400 million people have moved out of 
poverty since the mid 70’s, there are still today 1.1 billion struggling on
less than $1 – the same number as in the mid-80’s (when general cost 
of living was lower)
Steps in manufacturing Fabric (is not included) Pattern making and grading Cutting: lay planning, spreading, marking Sewing Post sewing operation/process Value added process What is glocal?
background image Manufacturing Week 10 The tension or opportunity between being in a global community and 
simultaneously a local community
What is our responsibility to others in the world? How do we ensure that cultures are respected, not homogenized but 
also shared and experienced?
Think globally act locally Consumers must assume a sense of responsibility to the rest of the 
world as well as the community they live in the purchases they make
Can be about a local approach to making globally available clothing o Manufacturing locally to distribute globally
o Global brand that manufactures locally
o Brand referencing local cultural traditions and practices – a 
contemporary search for authenticity Issues or problems with local labor Having the availability and diversity that would compete with a global 
chain
Importation of supplies- cost effective? Carbon footprint? Consistent labor, standard of labor, price of labor, standard of living, 
real estate
Enough quality designers and merchandising professional that want to 
be local?
Ethical Fashion Initiative Simone Cipriani is the founder and head of the Ethical Fashion Initiative
a program from the International Trade Center a joint venture of the 
United Nations and World Trade Organization
The Ethical Fashion Initiative connects artisans from the developing 
world to international fashion. Designers like Vivienne Westwood, Suno 
and others to create product for designers or with designers. 
Additionally, the Ethical Fashion Initiative works with a rising 
generation of African designers. All use sustainable methods.
Fabric must come from the place that the object is being manufactured
but is transformed into something that is created by the designer so 
that it fits a Western aesthetic.
They have strict oversight from an independent body to be sure there 
is no exploitation
Using nature as inspiration for manufacturing Looking to nature as a source of inspiration (bio-mimicry) can be 
extremely complex since most successful solutions in nature have 

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School: Kent State University
Department: Fashion
Course: Sustainability in Fashion
Professor: Noel Palomo-Lovinski
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: sustainability, Fashion, and fabrics
Name: Week 10: Manufacturing
Description: These are for Sustainability in fashion notes
Uploaded: 10/30/2018
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