Dr. Sarah Portway, a new assistant professor in Fashion and Textiles, has published a case study in the first Bloomsbury Fashion Business Case Collection. The new collection offers classroom-ready case studies for fashion or business majors. Each case includes clearly stated learning objectives, teaching materials, evaluation guidelines, and recommended resources.
Portway’s case is titled Sustainability at Better Sweater: Knitwear Size Customization and the Triple Bottom Line. The case introduces the triple-bottom-line definition of sustainability, describes a business dilemma in narrative form, and asks students to make a thoughtful and well-researched recommendation. Throughout the narrative, students also learn about a high-tech 3D knitting process that creates custom-sized sweaters on-demand in the USA using wool from local fiber farms.
Portway, S., & Ashdown, S. (2018). Sustainability at Better Sweater: Knitwear size customization and the triple bottom line. Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases, New York, NY, USA.
The Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases can be accessed here.