Gender and Innovation in the South African Clothing Industry
- Diane Flaherty (University of Massachusetts)
- B. Lynn Salinger (AIRD)
Traditional manufactures like clothing and footwear historically have been engines of growth for manufacturing development in poor countries. These sectors are labor intensive, employing mainly women and sparing of skills and capital. Unfortunately, in this era of global competition such a path to manufacturing development has become more difficult. Production for domestic use is no longer protected and imports penetrate all but the most successful domestic markets.
How to Cite:
Flaherty, D. & Salinger, B. L., (1998) “Gender and Innovation in the South African Clothing Industry”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 1999(1).