Textile management

Textile Management is also a multidisciplinary area anchored in social science research in business administration, industrial engineering and management, fashion studies, customer behaviour, general management, and related areas that address phenomena important for the textile and fashion industry from the perspectives of customers, industry, and society.

Textile Management can be described as the study of practices and phenomena relevant to the textile and fashion system, including the relations to different industrial consequences and the effects on the surrounding society. Practices and phenomena are studied from different perspectives and theoretical lenses, from social sciences such as business administration, management, industrial engineering and management, and fashion and cultural studies. Areas of focus are, for example, textile materials and production knowledge, business models and strategic management, fashion retail marketing and consumer behaviour, trends and fashion dynamics, and sustainable supply chain management in the garment and textile industries.

Textile Management understands the flow of fashion and textiles both related to broader socio-cultural trends and tangible value and supply chains.

Researchers in Textile Management have different backgrounds and this diversity mirrors the many perspectives taken. Textile Management is thus a multi- and interdisciplinary research area; that is, a cluster of fields, which takes different theoretical lenses and uses them in an applied environment or applied relevance.

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