Sustainable Fashion

Empowering African Women Entrepreneurs in the Fashion Industry

  • Carme Moreno-Gavara
  • Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco

Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Carme Moreno-Gavara, Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco
    Pages 1-4
  3. Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco, Carme Moreno-Gavara, Jean Claude Stone Njomkap
    Pages 37-76
  4. Miriam Aziz, Charbel Salloum, Laurice Alexandre-Leclair
    Pages 77-97
  5. Carme Moreno-Gavara, Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco, Sheriff A. O. Alabi
    Pages 115-145
  6. Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo, Sorbarikor Lebura, Nejla Yacoub, Laurice Alexandre-Leclair
    Pages 147-181
  7. Carme Moreno-Gavara, Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco
    Pages 183-194
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-199

About this book


This book analyzes female entrepreneurship in the textile sector in Africa as a phenomenon that favors the social integration and economic development of women in certain geographical areas. It identifies entrepreneurship as an avenue through which women can escape the feeling of being trapped in the home and assert their independence while providing for their families. In the field of fashion, female entrepreneurs in resource-rich Africa have significant opportunities through knowledge of natural resources and cultural traditions, as the use of natural fabrics and original designs is one of the latest trends. This book provides a framework for how African women can develop sustainable fashion enterprises, offering an original and lasting contribution to the field of entrepreneurship.


Sustainability Eco-Fashion Innovation sustainability in african business textile and clothing women entrepreneurship social entrepreneurship international fashion

Editors and affiliations

  • Carme Moreno-Gavara
    • 1
  • Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco
    • 2
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityDallasUSA
  2. 2.Open University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91264-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91265-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-1169
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-1177
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking