COMING BACK? Capability and Precarity in UK Textiles and Apparel

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report considers the prospects for the UK textiles and apparel sector at a time when, as the current Green Paper on Industrial Strategy demonstrates, there is growing interest in whether a renewed industrial policy can help to rebalance the economy. In this context, the report addresses the question of how to understand the potential and limits of re-shoring and rebuilding a textile and apparel industry which is sustainable, because it pays decent wages and offers owners a moderate reward.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change
Commissioning bodyBritish Cotton Growers’ Association Work People’s Collection Fund
Number of pages137
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • Textiles
  • Apparel industry
  • Mundane consumption
  • Regional development


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