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Conclusion: Creative Solutions to the Dangers of Fashion

Elena E. Karpova

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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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...A matrix developed based on all the dangers presented in the manuscript is introduced. It presents all the dangers by the level of impact: (a) personal, (b) organizational or company level, (c) community or society level, and (d) global...

Social Responsibility and Innovation in the Sewn Products Industry

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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Sustainable Fashion What’s Next? : A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...CONNIE ULASEWICZ, PHD, is an international consultant focusing on issues of socially responsible manufacturing practices and product reuse. She engages with students as a professor at San Francisco State University and with industry...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the characteristics of fast fashion. Evaluate the impact of fast fashion on the environment. Analyze strategies used by a fast-fashion company...

As American as Blue Jeans: American Giant: The Fashion Brand Bringing Manufacturing Back to the United States

Mary Elliott

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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 study, students will be able to: Identify business strategies that contributed to American Giant’s success. Provide examples of sustainable and ethical practices built into American Giant...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Michael P. Londrigan

Michael P. Londrigan is Vice President for Academic Affairs at LIM College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jacqueline M. Jenkins

Jacqueline M. Jenkins is Acting Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at the Fashion Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Supply Chain Management

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:Describe corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.Summarize the current philanthropic philosophy of CSR and the sustainable business practices in the fashion industry.List...

Fashion Advocacy and Film

Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Explain the motives and practice of contemporary social and digital marketing. Describe the role that fashion film plays as part of a wider digital strategy...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify ethical, sustainable, and fair trade fashion marketing tactics, as each relates to the marketing message. Analyze the differences among buzzwords and how...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Appreciate the complex relationship between consumerism and sustainability, identifying such complexities with respect to brands as cultural and economic entities...

Positioning Fashion Companies to Meet Today’s Consumer Demands

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

Book chapter

...Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:Define the role consumers play in decisions made by fashion companiesAppraise various perspectives, related to ethics, that customers consider in their decision-making processesIdentify...

Ethics in Fashion

Andrew Reilly

Andrew Reilly, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at University of Hawaii, Manoa, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Meanings of Dress

Fairchild Books, 2019

Book chapter

...After you have read this chapter, you will understand: The complex relationships between ethics and the fashion industry Some specific types of ethical dilemmas in the fashion industry...