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The Flourish Approach Rethinks the Classic Supply Chain System

 - Feb 2, 2012
References: theflourishapproach & psfk
The Flourish Approach is a business model that is changing the status quo when it comes to sourcing and production in the knitwear industry. The concept, founded by Sarah Dixon and Danielle Sponder, is based on creating fashion products in ways that are good for society and the environment by completely re-imagining the way the traditional supply chain operates.

The Flourish Approach sources materials and components from textile designers located around the world, and then assembles the components in one central location. The model brings together the unique skillsets and talents of local producers -- for example, the decorative lace in Catalonia and folk knitting in the Andes -- to create modular components that are interchangeable. These components are then assembled and customized into different products and styles, which allows multiple stages of production to be combined and thus minimizes costs, describes PSFK. Watch the video here to learn more about this innovative fashion business model.