Towards Sustainable Labour Costing in UK Fashion Retail

  title={Towards Sustainable Labour Costing in UK Fashion Retail},
  author={Doug Miller},
  journal={ERN: Other IO: Theory (Topic)},
  • Doug Miller
  • Published 2013
  • Business
  • ERN: Other IO: Theory (Topic)
Abstract This paper focuses on a specific feature of buying behaviour in the UK fashion retail industry: the negotiation of a manufacturing price (cut-make-trim, CMT, cost) with suppliers that does not separately itemize labour cost. This practice, tacitly supported by both buyers and suppliers, is examined against the backdrop of ongoing wage defaulting and import price deflation in the global apparel industry. While wage non-compliance cannot be explained solely by this buying practice, since… Expand
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