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Management, Supervision, and Workplace Issues

V. Ann Paulins

V. Ann Paulins is director and associate professor of retail merchandising at Ohio State Universitys School of Human and Consumer Sciences. She publishes regularly in academic journals,such as the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, and presents her findings on consumer behavior at industry conferences. Her research interests include internship development, ethics and customer service quality, as well as examining the social psychology of consumption decisions. The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) presented her with the New Achiever award in 1997. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie L. Hillery

Julie L. Hillery is associate professor of textiles, apparel and merchandising at Northern Illinois University. In 2003, she was awarded a professorship with Kohls, a large clothing retailer based in Wisconsin, for her work as an internship coordinator between NIU students and the company. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ethics in the Fashion Industry

Fairchild Books, 2020

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...Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:Identify a variety of ethical workplace issues relevant to the fashion and retailing industryConsider the realm of ethical decisions that affect workplace positivity Discuss the variety...

Manufacturers, Factory Layouts, and Production Systems for Assembly

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Apparel manufacturing is the process of cutting and sewing garments from purchased fabrics, or the combination of mill and production functions. Manufacturers An apparel or textile production facility or factory, owned and operated by one...

‘Your Clothes Are Materials of War’

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

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...In 1942, in the fourth year of the Second World War in Britain, Hugh Dalton, President of the British Board of Trade (BoT) wrote in an open letter to the women’s voluntary organizations.If every single garment now in the homes of Britain...

Patterns of Respectability

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is Professor in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

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...Edwin Pugh, a writer of the ‘cockney school’ of literary social realism, more used to describing the brash and greasy exterior fug of London street markets and music halls, provided a highly suggestive evocation of humble interior space...

Fashion Industry

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The fashion industry is unique from other fields of manufacturing in that it is ruled largely by the same intention as its end product: change.What defines the fashion industry is largely based on the functions of the individuals who...

Seamstresses

Barbara Burman

Barbara Burman Winchester School of Art Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Seamstresses formed the main labor force, outside tailoring, which fueled the expansion of clothing production and related trades from the seventeenth century onward. This expansion was not dependent initially on technological developments...

‘The Lady’s Economical Assistant’ of 1808

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...Home dressmaking seems to have been confined to very simple garments, in particular those in the category of plain sewing, such as shirts, smocks, caps and baby clothes, until well into the nineteenth century. The reason...

Textile and Apparel Supply Matrix

Elena E. Karpova

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Elena E. Karpova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality management at Iowa State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grace I. Kunz

Grace I. Kunz is Professor Emerita at Iowa State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Myrna B. Garner

Myrna B. Garner is Professor Emerita at Illinois State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Going Global : The Textile and Apparel Industry

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...Each year, over 2 billion T-shirts are sold worldwide and 520 million pairs of jeans are sold in the United States.Production of one T-shirt takes 700 gallons of water and one pair of jeans takes 1,500 gallons. (Wallander, 2012)Upon...

The Dangers in the Fashion Supply Chain: Offshore vs. Domestic Sourcing

The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Have you ever thought about where your clothes come from and how they are made? Almost 98% of apparel sold in the U.S. market is made overseas. Making apparel is a lot more complicated than just sketching and sewing it. Environmental...

Sharing, Communication and Output

Robert Hume

Robert Hume is a design professional and has taught both in industry and in higher education, principally at Norwich University of the Arts and at Central Saint Martins, London, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop and Illustrator : Professional Creative Practice

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...If you have Photoshop and Illustrator designs ready to transform into textiles and garments how do you manage this process professionally? User-Friendly Formats As talked about in Project Nineteen, it is good practice when you want...