An Exploratory Study of Swedish Charities to Develop a Model for the Reuse-Based Clothing Value Chain

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dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Helsinki en
dc.contributor.author Kumar Paras, Manoj
dc.contributor.author Ekwall, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Pal, Rudrajeet
dc.contributor.author Curteza, Antonela
dc.contributor.author Chen, Yan
dc.contributor.author Wang, Lichuan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-08T06:43:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-08T06:43:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Kumar Paras , M , Ekwall , D , Pal , R , Curteza , A , Chen , Y & Wang , L 2018 , ' An Exploratory Study of Swedish Charities to Develop a Model for the Reuse-Based Clothing Value Chain ' , Sustainability , vol. 10 , no. 4 , pp. 1-19 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041176 en
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.other PURE: 8868984
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 7ccda149-f95f-41c0-b93c-c476a280a3a2
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85045460468
dc.description.abstract The present paper aims to explore the current clothes reuse business in order to develop a charity-driven model for the reuse-based clothing value chain. An exploratory study was carried out in Sweden to understand the business flow of clothes reuse. This study builds on the insights gained from the multiple charities involved in the reuse-based clothing value chain. Semi-structured interviews along with direct and participatory observation were used for data collection. In the current study of Swedish charities, the founders and senior managers of the organizations were interviewed. This paper provides several insights in the form of propositions and a model related to different drivers of the reuse-based clothing value chain. In this model, business factors (system, legislation, and awareness), product factors (design, quality, and price), and consumer attitude as donor/buyer are found to be key drivers. Product design, quality, and price depend upon clothes brand, construction, and material, which are collectively important for the sale of used products. In the future, researchers are encouraged to test the present set of propositions and the proposed model across different cultural settings. The model can serve as a framework for practitioners and will be helpful for designing business strategies based on the different factors identified in this study en
dc.format.extent 19
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability
dc.rights en
dc.subject 512 Business and Management en
dc.subject reverse value chain en
dc.subject apparel supply chain en
dc.subject clothes reuse en
dc.subject closed loop en
dc.subject charity driven en
dc.subject KOTA2018 en
dc.subject PREM2018_06 en
dc.subject 1 - Open access publication channel en
dc.subject 1 - Self archived en
dc.subject 1- Minst en av författarna har en utländsk affiliation en
dc.subject 1- Publicerad utomlands en
dc.subject 0- Ingen affiliation med ett företag en
dc.title An Exploratory Study of Swedish Charities to Develop a Model for the Reuse-Based Clothing Value Chain en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041176
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