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Carter’s®, Inc. and Organic Cotton

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kathy K. Mullet

Kathy K. Mullet is based at Oregon State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe a company’s target customer/market. Identify forecasting services a company might use to inform decisions around product development. Review advantages...

The Informant Trainee

Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify and articulate a fashion graduate’s personal moral, ethical, and professional beliefs and values in relation to a managerial decision to uncover...

Harris Tweed Authority: Assuring Brand Integrity of Harris Tweed®

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Discuss the history of Harris Tweed® and the legal definition of Harris Tweed® described in the 1993 Act of Parliament. Review and summarize the purpose...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Explain the state of the US textile and apparel industry and the key patterns of US textile and apparel trade. Evaluate the textile and apparel specific-rules...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of natural and synthetic dyes. Think critically from the perspective of a fashion designer whether natural...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify and prioritize the organization’s different stakeholder groups. Evaluate effectiveness of FABSCRAP’s current awareness and engagement efforts. Identify...

Revamping a Clothing Collection Program: UNIQLO

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe textile recycling initiatives such as retail take-back programs and their impact on reducing the amount of post-consumer textile waste being sent...

To Reuse or Not: Tablecloth Re-manufacturing Model

Connie Ulasewicz

Connie Ulasewicz is Professor at San Francisco State University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the reuse/remanufacturing of discarded textile products, such as tablecloths. Propose a solution...

G-Star RAW and Life Cycle Assessment of Cotton

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Define the purpose of product life cycle assessment for fashion brand companies. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of product life cycle assessments...

The Flannel Organic Fiber Fiasco

Connie Ulasewicz

Connie Ulasewicz is Professor at San Francisco State University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy J. Rabolt

Nancy J. Rabolt

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Judy K. Miler

Judy K. Miler

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify and apply FTC rules to apparel labelling. Describe potential problems with selling mislabelled garments. Evaluate options for the apparel company...