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Global Apparel Research Programme (GARP)
The Global Apparel Research Programme in the Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London aims to understand the dramatic reconfiguration of the global garment and clothing industry and its impact on the societies and communities involved.

The programme of research is directed by Professor Adrian Smith

The Research Issues
Information about the issues that inform this programme of research – ranging from global neo-liberalism to cultures of economy in local production systems.

The Geographical Consequences of the End of Quota Constrained Trade in the Global Apparel Industry
This project examines the global consequences in the apparel industry resulting from the liberalisation of quota-constrained trade in 2005 and the emerging forms of re-regulation, new geographies of production and new actors.

Reconfiguring Economies, Communities, and Regions in Post-Socialist Europe: A Study of the Apparel Industry
This project examines the dramatic reconfiguration of the Central and East European apparel sector within the context of global liberalisation and European integration.

Manufacturing London: Globalization and Industrial Upgrading in the Metropolitan Clothing Sector
This project examines the responses of clothing firms in London to the competitive pressures experienced from globalization and the relocation of production.

Outputs and Publications
Information about publications from the Global Apparel Research Programme.

Contact:
Professor Adrian Smith

 
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