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Miguel Angel Gardetti - Author

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Books by Miguel Angel Gardetti

The UN Sustainable Development Goals for the Textile and Fashion Industry

The UN Sustainable Development Goals for the Textile and Fashion Industry

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

This book highlights the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These universally agreed-upon aspirational goals for people, the planet, prosperity, and peace will not be achieved without all global and local actors - governments, the private sector, and civil society - playing their part. The SDGs offer a unique opportunity to align existing sustainability initiatives through a common framework and accelerate the industry's efforts to address important challenges in the global textile value chain. Future sourcing models will largely be redefined by how this sector addresses the underlying themes as sourcing countries prioritize the goals and integrate them into their national plans. Stimulating discussion and exploring the many different ways in which the textile and clothing industry can implement the UN SDGs, this informative book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the topic, and presents various approaches, including reflexive, empirical, hands-on or applied theoretical.

Sustainable Luxury Cases on Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship

Sustainable Luxury Cases on Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2019

This book highlights ten cases of entrepreneurship that - in the context of circular economy - have redefined the paradigm of luxury and the notion of exclusivity that it requires. It shows how, by using technology and a new consumption model, the ten companies have created novel business models for luxury, and more intelligent forms of use better-suited to modern times.

Sustainable Luxury, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

Sustainable Luxury, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2019

This book highlights different roles in entrepreneurship and innovation, based on the act of setting up a new venture in the area of sustainable luxury and fashion, which also involves cognitive and motivational characteristics. It also discusses the fact that many sustainability-promoting innovations require substantial technological advances.

Organic Cotton Is it a Sustainable Solution?

Organic Cotton Is it a Sustainable Solution?

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2018

This book highlights the traditional boundaries of the textile industry and discusses to what extent organic cotton is sustainable. It also examines the domestic and international influences of agricultural practices on cotton. Sustainability issues in the textile and fashion sectors require the influences that arise from beyond the boundaries of the conventional textile industry to be taken into account. These external influences-from (international or domestic) agricultural practices and energy policies to consumption patterns and levels of ecological notions of the society-have a significant impact on the sustainability of the textile and fashion sectors as a whole. Ecological and social concerns go far beyond individual companies and industries; therefore, in order to become more sustainable, the textile (and fashion) industry needs to address these concerns appropriately and connect with other disciplines, industries, communities, and international groups.

Organic Cotton Is it a Sustainable Solution?

Organic Cotton Is it a Sustainable Solution?

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2018

This book highlights the traditional boundaries of the textile industry and discusses to what extent organic cotton is sustainable. It also examines the domestic and international influences of agricultural practices on cotton. Sustainability issues in the textile and fashion sectors require the influences that arise from beyond the boundaries of the conventional textile industry to be taken into account. These external influences-from (international or domestic) agricultural practices and energy policies to consumption patterns and levels of ecological notions of the society-have a significant impact on the sustainability of the textile and fashion sectors as a whole. Ecological and social concerns go far beyond individual companies and industries; therefore, in order to become more sustainable, the textile (and fashion) industry needs to address these concerns appropriately and connect with other disciplines, industries, communities, and international groups.

Sustainable Management of Luxury

Sustainable Management of Luxury

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2018

As this book is the first book worldwide in the sustainable management of luxury area, it highlights key aspects in the sustainable management of luxury based on presentations using different approaches, whether reflexive, empirical, hands-on or applied theory and cases.

Sustainable Luxury Cases on Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship

Sustainable Luxury Cases on Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

This book highlights ten cases of entrepreneurship that - in the context of circular economy - have redefined the paradigm of luxury and the notion of exclusivity that it requires. It shows how, by using technology and a new consumption model, the ten companies have created novel business models for luxury, and more intelligent forms of use better-suited to modern times.

Ethnic Fashion

Ethnic Fashion

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2018

This is the first book to introduce readers to the crux of ethnic fashion. Covering all aspects, it addresses the significance of sustainability (including culture) and ethnic fashion in the apparel industry. It also highlights concepts and case studies pertaining to ethnic fashion.

Sustainable Luxury, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

Sustainable Luxury, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2017

This book highlights different roles in entrepreneurship and innovation, based on the act of setting up a new venture in the area of sustainable luxury and fashion, which also involves cognitive and motivational characteristics. It also discusses the fact that many sustainability-promoting innovations require substantial technological advances.

Sustainable Management of Luxury

Sustainable Management of Luxury

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2017

As this book is the first book worldwide in the sustainable management of luxury area, it highlights key aspects in the sustainable management of luxury based on presentations using different approaches, whether reflexive, empirical, hands-on or applied theory and cases.

Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion Volume 1

Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion Volume 1

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2016

The first volume of this handbook explores different aspects of sustainable luxury textiles and fashion, broadly based on the following topics: Sustainability and business management, Value chain management, Use of materials and Sustainable production processes.

Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion Volume 2

Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion Volume 2

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2016

The second volume of handbook explores different dimensions of the sustainable luxury textiles and fashion, broadly based on the following topics: Sustainable luxury Luxury and consumption Luxury, innovation and design potential Luxury and entrepreneurship Sustainable Luxury Management

Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship Volume II More Stories from the Pioneers

Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship Volume II More Stories from the Pioneers

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2016

Luxury products are now seen by a growing number of global consumers as an important and more widely available way of expressing personal aspirations and values. Most consumers of luxury products and services use them as status symbols and symbols of success. However, the definition of success - and the way it is perceived by others - is changing. Many of these successful consumers now want the brands they use to reflect their concerns and aspirations. Such products come with a heavy social and environmental cost. Sustainable luxury is about rediscovering the old meaning of luxury - a considered purchase of a beautifully crafted object with built-in social and environmental value.The social entrepreneurs documented in this book highlight the relationship between personal values and sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation in developing and marketing luxury products. The pioneers outline how they have developed inclusive supply chains with poor and vulnerable communities. Their stories prove that luxury need not be a destructive force. Instead, this book opens a window on a world where entrepreneurial pioneers can change the rules of the game.

Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship Volume II More Stories from the Pioneers

Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship Volume II More Stories from the Pioneers

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2016

Luxury products are now seen by a growing number of global consumers as an important and more widely available way of expressing personal aspirations and values. Most consumers of luxury products and services use them as status symbols and symbols of success. However, the definition of success - and the way it is perceived by others - is changing. Many of these successful consumers now want the brands they use to reflect their concerns and aspirations. Such products come with a heavy social and environmental cost. Sustainable luxury is about rediscovering the old meaning of luxury - a considered purchase of a beautifully crafted object with built-in social and environmental value.The social entrepreneurs documented in this book highlight the relationship between personal values and sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation in developing and marketing luxury products. The pioneers outline how they have developed inclusive supply chains with poor and vulnerable communities. Their stories prove that luxury need not be a destructive force. Instead, this book opens a window on a world where entrepreneurial pioneers can change the rules of the game.

Ethnic Fashion

Ethnic Fashion

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2016

This is the first book to introduce readers to the crux of ethnic fashion. Covering all aspects, it addresses the significance of sustainability (including culture) and ethnic fashion in the apparel industry. It also highlights concepts and case studies pertaining to ethnic fashion.

Sustainability in Hospitality How Innovative Hotels are Transforming the Industry

Sustainability in Hospitality How Innovative Hotels are Transforming the Industry

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2015

This ground-breaking research represents the most complete collection yet on how the hospitality industry is addressing sustainability and ethical issues. Covering supply chain management, innovative sustainability initiatives, CSR programmes, biologically-respectful tourism and Value Creation, Sustainability in Hospitality: How Innovative Hotels are Transforming the Industry presents valuable global viewpoints on embedding sustainability into all aspects of the hospitality industry, and the impact this could have on transforming the sector into an advocate for more sustainable, eco-conscious tourism.The chapters in this edited collection span organizational governance, human rights and labour practices, environment and climate change, fair operating practices, stakeholder engagement, CSR and strategic management. The global reach of the collection brings case studies from China, the US, the UK, Mexico and Italy, while company case studies include Fairmont Luxury Hotels and Sextantio.Sustainability in Hospitality: How Innovative Hotels are Transforming the Industry will be an essential read for academics researching the development of ethically-conscious and sustainable hospitality, and for hotel managers and group CEOs who want to know how sustainability and CSR can be embedded in their day-to-day operations.