Sustainable fashion : empowering African women entrepreneurs in the fashion industrySeries: Palgrave studies of entrepreneurship in AfricaPublisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: xi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmISBN:
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Carme Moreno-Gavara and Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco -- Fashion sector outsourcing to African countries : taking advantage of low-cost labor? / Renato Botti -- Sustainability in global value-chain management : the source of competitive advantage in the fashion sector / Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco, Carme Moreno-Gavara and Jean Claude Stone Njomkap -- The fashion industry in Africa : a global vision of the sector / Miriam Aziz, Charbel Salloum and Laurice Alexandre-Leclair -- Female entrepreneurship in the African fashion industry : a review of its determinants and characteristics / Hashim Sabo Bello -- Challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs / Carme Moreno-Gavara, Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco and Sheriff A. O. Alabi -- Case studies from Africa / Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo, Sorbarikor Lebura, Nejla Yacoub and Laurice Alexandre-Leclair -- Discussion, conclusion, and recommendations / Carme Moreno-Gavara and Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco.
"This book analyzes female entrepreneurship in the textile sector in Africa as a phenomenon that favors the social integration and economic development of women in certain geographical areas. It identifies entrepreneurship as an avenue through which women can escape the feeling of being trapped in the home and assert their independence while providing for their families. In the field of fashion, female entrepreneurs in resource-rich Africa have significant opportunities through knowledge of natural resources and cultural traditions, as the use of natural fabrics and original designs is one of the latest trends. This book provides a framework for how African women can develop sustainable fashion enterprises, offering an original and lasting contribution to the field of entrepreneurship"-- Provided by publisher.