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...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Understand the operations of the accessories market. Explore cross-functional collaboration in the fashion business and its contribution to developing design...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Understand the business operations of a French fashion start-up and brand. Identify, examine, assess, and analyze key elements of brand identity, values...

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...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Identify and understand the stages of product development that One Two Cosmetics completed in order to develop their signature product. Demonstrate an understanding...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Compare and contrast implementations of “local,” “light,” and “traceable” sourcing and production practices. Identify two to three fashion apparel sustainability...

Discarded Hotel Linens: An Overlooked Business Venture Opportunity

Aseel Binhajib

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Aseel Binhajib

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Rachel Eike

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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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Advanced business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Outline the advantages and disadvantages of transforming used linens into new textile products considering aspects of people, profit, and planet (the 3Ps...

The Confrontation

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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 causes of employee conflict between design and merchandising roles. Apply chain of command standards to employee conflict resolution. Explain...

Creative Kids Wear’s Short Run

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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Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify the changes that could be made in the planning and production process. Determine what could help improve the sample kit sales. Consider differences...
...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...

Kowtow: Adding a Unisex/Gender Neutral Collection

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: Evaluate, from a design perspective, the advantages and disadvantages of Kowtow adding a unisex/gender neutral collection. Evaluate, from a merchandising...