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Sustainable Luxury

Cases on Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship

  • Miguel Angel Gardetti
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu


  • Highlights how consumers contribute to a more conscious, responsible, and flourishing economy

  • Presents case studies written by entrepreneurs who have initiated a silent, powerful, and smart revolution in the field

  • Discusses positive impacts (reduce, reuse, recycle) and negative impact in terms of stimulus for more consumption


About this book


This book highlights ten cases of entrepreneurship that – in the context of circular economy – have redefined the paradigm of luxury and the notion of exclusivity that it requires. It shows how, by using technology and a new consumption model, the ten companies have created novel business models for luxury, and more intelligent forms of use better-suited to modern times.


Luxury goods Smart recycling Sustainable luxury Fashion and Textiles Smart reuse Sustainable consumption Online renting Reusable goods Conscious economy Smart sharing

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Angel Gardetti
    • 1
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Studies on Sustainable LuxuryBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.SGS Hong Kong LimitedHong KongHong Kong

About the editors

Dr. Miguel Angel Gardetti, Ph.D., has been the head of the Center for Study of Corporate Sustainability (IESC) since its foundation in 2002. He is head professor in MBA and master’s programs in Argentina and abroad. Within the frameworks of executive education and in-house programs, he has provided training to CEOs and corporate managers from both domestic and multinational companies in Argentina and Latin America. In the field of sustainable luxury, he founded the Centre for Study of Sustainable Luxury, first initiative of its kind in the world with an academic/research profile. He was co-editor of several books in this arena. He is the founder and director of the “Award for Sustainability in the Universe of Luxury in Latin America” at a regional level. For his contributions in this field, he was granted the “Sustainable Leadership Award,” in February, 2015 in Mumbai (India). Miguel was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Promoting Group in Argentina and a member of its governance body—the Board of the Argentine Chapter of The Global Compact—for two consecutive terms. He was a co-founder of the Global Compact Chair in Argentina, and he was also part of the task force that developed the "Management Responsible Education Principles" of the United Nations Global Compact.

Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is currently working for SGS as Environmental Services Manager-Asia, based at Hong Kong. He gained his diploma, bachelors and masters in Textile Technology from premier institutes of India. He was awarded doctorate from The Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his dissertation entitled, ”Eco-functional Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags”. He also has more than seven years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, textile testing and sustainability evaluation of various materials. He was an outstanding student throughout his studies and bagged numerous awards and medals including many gold medals in his study period. He has more than 80 academic publications in various textiles and environmental journals to his credit. Additionally he has 2 patents, 15 books of chapter and over 55 scientific books and numerous conference publications. He is acting as an editor, editorial board member and reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals of textiles and environmental science disciplines.

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