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Sweatshops

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Sweatshops are workplaces run by unscrupulous employers who pay low wages to workers for long hours under unsafe and unhealthy conditions. For example, in a clothing sweatshop in California in the early 2000s, Asian women sewed for ten...

Manufacturing and Sourcing Fashion Products in a Global Industry

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:Articulate the relationship between design and manufacturing in a global fashion industryDescribe a variety of manufacturing and sourcing issues presenting ethical dilemmas in the fashion...

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Unravelling the Rag Trade : Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Seven World Cities

Berg Publishers, 2002

Book chapter

...The fieldwork of this research was supported by two Vassar College summer research grants (1996, 1998), two Ford Scholarships for undergraduate research assistants (1996, 1998), and a planning grant from the International Migration Program...

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...

Overview of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion

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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...Describe environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability issues in the global fashion industry.Compare the business frameworks fashion brand companies have adopted to address these issues and challenges.Explain issues...

Stealing Designs: Fashion Piracy and Counterfeiting

Sara B. Marcketti

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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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Jean L. Parsons

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Hallie Erdahl

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The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Different from counterfeiting, when objects are fraudulently branded with a designer’s name or logo, design piracy is the unauthorized copying or “knocking off” of another manufacturer’s or designer’s styles. Both piracy and counterfeiting...

Production and Manufacture

The End of Fashion : Clothing and Dress in the Age of Globalization

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction The crisis of the fast-fashion model has received important media attention in recent years. Labor rights and ecological effects represent major challenges for the fashion industry. Forecasts indicate that the British...

Employment Law Issues in Fashion

Fashion Law : A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys

Fairchild Publications, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction This chapter presents an overview of employment law with a focus on particular concerns in the fashion sector. Topics include employment discrimination, wage and hour laws, overtime requirements, uniforms, sweatshop and human...

Ethics in Everyday Life

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:Identify and explain the concept of ethicsDescribe the history of ethics and recall major philosophers’ contributions to ethical theoryAnalyze various approaches that can be used...

London and New York: Clothing the City

Cheryl Buckley

Cheryl Buckley is Professor of Fashion and Design History at the University of Brighton, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hazel Clark

Hazel Clark is Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies, and Research Chair of Fashion, at Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Everyday Life : London and New York

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction London At the end of the nineteenth century, London was the capital city of an empire that extended over a quarter of the land surface of the globe and it comprised 20 per cent of the population of England and Wales.Francis...