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The Global Scope of Apparel Production

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 products are manufactured all around the world. Global sourcing trends show continuous growth in apparel production among developing countries and those that are evolving. The Global Supply Chain Apparel production...

Kickstarting a Brand

Fashion Business Cases : A Student Guide to Learning with Case Studies

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After splitting with his long-time business partner, John Grimes is seeking a new entrepreneurial venture. He is unsure of the direction to take in terms of product development but is confident his entrepreneurial mindset will lead him...

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...

Conclusion

Alice Payne

Alice Payne is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include the fashion design process and the problem of design for sustainability within the fashion context. Alice is also an award-winning designer, investigating design for sustainability in fashion via practice-led research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Fashion’s Future : Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...One of my colleagues once told me no one reads the conclusion to academic books. But if you read any chapter, read this one. Here I’ll try to keep the promise of the book: ways to design fashion’s future. A key aim of this book...

Global Production Sourcing and Costing

Andrea Kennedy

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Andrea Kennedy is founder of Fashiondex.com and an Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising at LIM College. As a designer, she has worked with many labels, including Bob Mackie, Sunny Leigh, Calvin Klein, and Ann Taylor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrea Reyes

Andrea Reyes is an Adjunct Professor at LIM College, The Fashion Institute of Technology, Baruch College, USA. She is also the Chair of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition a network of ethical business owners and advocates as well as co-founder of A. Bernadette, a sustainable lifestyle brand which hosts educational sustainable travel retreats Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Francesco Venezia

Francesco Venezia is an Adjunct Professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology, Baruch College of Continuing and Professional Studies and LIM College in New York City. He has worked in the fashion industry merchandising at Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Costing

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Introduction Today over 90 percent of garments sold in the United States are made elsewhere around the globe. Fibers are grown and textiles are produced worldwide, as well as all trims and notions are manufactured globally. The textile...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the tenets of merchandise exclusivity in a retail trading area. Explain how specialty stores can meet competition without exclusivity of a label...

Sample Worksheets

Julie Cole

Julie Cole has taught at William Rainey Harper College, International Academy of Design and Technology and Mount Mary College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sharon Czachor

Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sample Workbook to Accompany Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

Fairchild Books (UK), 2014

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Sourcing

Michele M. Granger

Michele M. Granger is a full professor in the Fashion and Interior Design Department, College of Business Administration, at Missouri State University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sheryl A. Farnan

Sheryl A. Farnan is Professor at Metropolitan Community College, USA, where she teaches merchandising, business and marketing courses. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fashion Industry and Its Careers

Fairchild Books, 2020

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...If you have ever taken a clothing construction class, you have a head start into the world of sourcing. You likely worked with interfacing, elastic, zippers, and buttons. As a result, you probably have an idea of how many components go...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the advantages and disadvantages of centralized and decentralized retail buying processes. Determine the costs and savings from hiring a centralized...

Supply Chain Assurance and Transparency

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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Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2019

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...Discuss issues in the global fashion industry supply chain that introduce risks for fashion brand companies.Define and explain supply chain management strategies associated with supply chain assurance, traceability...