Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Apparel Industry: The Case of Manomama

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Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Apparel Industry : The Case of Manomama. / Plieth, Hanna; Bullinger, Angelika C.; Hansen, Erik G.

In: The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, No. 45, 2012, p. 121-134.

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title = "Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Apparel Industry: The Case of Manomama",
abstract = "During the last decade, pressure on companies to transcend the focus on economic success and technological innovation in order to address more ecologically and socially desirable outcomes has increased. Commitment to sustainability-oriented innovation is still rare in the textile and apparel industry, but there exist first case examples of highly eco-innovative companies. This article presents an in-depth case study of the sustainable company manomama which manufactures individualised clothes for women, men and children in Southern Germany. Ecologically harmless and thereof mostly organic material is procured only regionally and highly experienced workers from the ancient textile region have been provided with secure, full- and part-time jobs. The article discusses the major challenges of manomama when entering business (knowledge and experience, site and machinery, sup-pliers, staff and supporters) and presents the innovative solutions the founder identified to address these. In addition, the article derives implications for traditional companies.",
keywords = "Sustainability sciences, Management & Economics, Sustainability-oriented innovation, sustainable fashion, apparel industry, regional sourcing, Sustainable entrepreneurship, business model innovation, Small and medium sized enterprises, Social Business, age-diversity, Entrepreneurship",
author = "Hanna Plieth and Bullinger, {Angelika C.} and Hansen, {Erik G.}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.9774/GLEAF.4700.2012.sp.00009",
language = "English",
pages = "121--134",
journal = "The Journal of Corporate Citizenship",
issn = "1470-5001",
publisher = "Greenleaf Publishing",
number = "45",

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KW - business model innovation

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KW - Social Business

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