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Local Buttons: Sustainable Fashion & Social Entrepreneurship in Haiti

The Local Buttons case is set during December 2012 through January 2013 as the co-founders are examining the beginning of their second year as a fashion startup. The case presents the main issues that are influential in the co-founders’ decision to expand their business to U.S. consumers and seek an alternative manufacturing solution for their planned expansion. Local Buttons had relied on contracting their apparel production with a Haitian non-profit and while this arrangement aligned with the ethical and sustainable mission of their business, they were constantly presented with larger infrastructure issues associated with Haiti’s apparel manufacturing sector. Read More
September 21, 2017

Saving Annalee: Transforming a Family-Owned Doll Company into Modern, Sustainable Business through Effective Change Management

Created by Deborah Streeter.
The case is ideal for courses focused on Organizational Behavior, Change Management, Family and/or Small Business Management, Leadership, Strategy, and Marketing. Although the text version of the case stands on its own, this enhanced version, including video clips of the key leader, is powerful. Read More
July 9, 2014