Case Analysis of New Zealand Fashion Industry: Supply chain practices

Read the case ‘New Zealand Fashion Industry: Supply Chain Practices’.

Drawing on two or more ethical theories introduced in Reading 1.1

(Lawton et al., 2013, Ch. 2: Ethical theory), answer the following


  1. Do you agree with the view that New Zealand fashion retailers, such

as Trelise Cooper, should identify and publicly disclose information

on all their suppliers? Why or why not?

  1. Discuss whether or not New Zealand fashion retailers should be held

responsible for ethical lapses (such as the use of child labour or

wastewater contamination) in their supply chains?

  1. Do you think consumers should be expected to consider the ethical

track record of New Zealand fashion retailers when making purchases?

Why or why not?

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