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Understanding a sustainable fashion supply chain to enhance the operations of a fashion company in Ghana
EC: Edgerton Center
Safi House Dzifa Anagblah (email@example.com)
Safi label is a sustainable and ethical women’s wear and lifestyle brand that produces apparel, footwear, accessories, and home goods by a team of talented artisans in Ghana. We focus on bringing high quality, timeless designs, and craftsmanship that empower artisans in low-income communities and provide a sustainable income and livelihood. The brand focuses on craftsmanship, ingenuity, sustainability, and empowerment of local artisans to increase the integrity of our fashion choices. When a fashion brand aims to promote sustainability, the main linkage is to develop a sustainable supply chain. A sustainable fashion supply chain involves providing safety training, monitoring sustainable manufacturing, usage of eco-materials, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting eco-fashion. We are looking for a student to lead research efforts in assessing and understanding the structure of a sustainable fashion supply chain. The student will develop a model for a sustainable fashion supply chain and will provide a good framework on how Safi House can develop a sustainable supply chain and promote sustainable practices in Ghana. This project will • Identify and examine the structure of a sustainable fashion supply chain as a strategy to promote and enhance the Safi House supply chain to improve its responsibility to the society and environment and gain a competitive advantage. • Explore how other fashion brands are promoting sustainability and implementing a sustainable fashion supply chain. • Recommend sustainable practices or programs that Safi can adopt to promote a sustainable supply chain. Relevant URL: https://www.thegeniusworks.com/2018/10/sustainable-fashion-eileen-fisher-has-become-a-leader-in-clothing-with-a-conscience/ https://www.eileenfisher.com/mapping-our-supply-chain-from-farm-to-factory Expected Working Hours: 6-15 hours in a week. Please note that this UROP is part of a three-year program, New Entrepreneurs Xchange for Transformation, which was co-created by MIT D-Lab and Ashesi University in Ghana. It includes an incubator for social ventures. Safi House is one of the enterprises in the incubator.
Applicants should have an interest in sustainable fashion, fashion activism, circular economy, responsible consumption, and production. Applicants should have a background in supply chains.