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Sadhu—On the Pathway of Luxury Sustainable Circular Value Model

  • Sheetal JainEmail author
  • Sita Mishra
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Abstract

The concepts of ‘luxury’ and ‘sustainability’ are antithetical to each other. However, a paradigm shift is presently witnessed in luxury domain. Lately, sustainability is swiftly becoming a critical issue for both luxury brands as well as society as a whole. This case study focuses on the company—‘Natweave Textile Studio.’ It is a textile company founded by Indian textile designer Subhabrata Sadhu in 2009, with a yearning to conserve the rich heritage of rarest and finest cashmere by using the traditional skills of native Kashmiri artisans. The company specializes in producing high-end and exclusive Pashmina scarves and shawls with focus on entirely pure, handmade, and natural production process. Sadhu sources finest Pashmina fibers from Pashmina goats reared in its natural habitat in Changthang plateau in the Kashmir region. He strongly believes in protecting and preserving the rare art form and providing a platform to the Kashmiri craftsmen—custodians of this ancient skill, to showcase their culture to the world. He collaborates with Kashmiri weavers to create contemporary products and remodel ethnic weaves into timeless luxury items and works hard to combine traditional techniques with modern designs to build sustainable luxury products. This study aims to develop a luxury sustainable circular value (LSCV) model that integrates the values of four stakeholders—entrepreneur, organization, customers, and society. LSCV model is used as a tool to examine how ‘Natweave Textile Studio’ contributes toward creating sustainable circular value and thus adds to the sustainable development of the company and society.

Keywords

Circular economy Entrepreneurship India Kashmir Luxury Pashmina Sustainability Value chain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Luxe Analytics, IILMNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.MarketingInstitute of Management TechnologyGhaziabadIndia

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