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A Consumer Perspective on Clothing Care: The Economic, Environmental, and Social Costs

The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Clothing consumption has been defined as encompassing three main stages: acquisition, use, and disposal. The second stage includes clothing inventory, use, and maintenance. The maintenance, or care, of clothing involves activities...

‘新三年,旧三年,缝缝补补又三年’

Styling Shanghai

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Clothing Frugality and the Narrative of the Ordinary, 1960–76 Against the context of a century or more of economic, social and political developments in China, fashion or clothing has acted as a representational and symbolic illustration...

Confronting fashion’s death drive: conservation, ghost labor, and the material turn within fashion curation

Fashion Curating : Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction In spring 2016, Andrew Bolton, the new Curator-in-Charge for the Costume Institute in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, opened the exhibition Manus x Machina as an homage to the hand and machine continuum present throughout...

Women’s Invisible Labor in Dress Practices: Care

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion consumption hides a great deal of invisible labor; changes in this labor have influenced and silently but effectively reoriented the fashion world. This invisible labor is the work done in everyday life to buy, clean, iron, and mend...

Historical Evidence: Japan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In no other civilization has historical dress been so carefully preserved and documented as in Japan. This unique approach stems from its ancient tradition of above-ground storage. The earliest, most important costumes surviving above...

Historical Evidence: Tibet

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...There is evidence of human habitation in Tibet since Neolithic times. Despite geographical isolation, Tibetans had links with ancient Eastern and European cultures. Chinese records from the seventh to tenth centuries, while emphasizing...

Making and Looking After Clothes

Geraldine Howell

Geraldine Howell currently lectures on dress history at the University of Westminster, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women in Wartime : Dress Studies from Picture Post 1938–1945

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...This chapter looks at Picture Post stories that addressed how individuals could manage and maintain their own clothing. It explores home sewing before clothes rationing as a way of creating good clothes at reasonable prices and after...

Perfumed Dress and Textiles

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Perfumed dress and textiles are standard in every culture, yet virtually none have been preserved. Fragrances were once considered to be the souls of objects and therefore sacred. Incense, used worldwide in religious ceremonies, is often...

Longevity of Use

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

Book chapter

...Describe the fashion process and forms of obsolescence and their relationship to fashion design and merchandising for longevity of use.Describe the characteristics of fashion brand companies that use the slow fashion philosophy...

Patterns of Choice

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...Changing choices of dress are increasingly of interest to dress, design, social and economic historians. However, it is rare to find a museum collection which enables such choices to be studied directly. The Wallis Archive in York Castle...