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Djibouti

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The country of Djibouti, formerly French Somaliland and, in 1967, the French Territory of the Afars and Issas, achieved independence in 1977. It has around half a million inhabitants. Djibouti is made up of the Issa, a Somali clan...

Eritrea

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Nine ethnic groups live in the mountain and lowland regions of Eritrea and identify equally as Orthodox Christian and Sunni Muslim. Eritrean inhabitants speak both Cushitic and Semitic languages. The Tigrinya and Tigre peoples...

More than Costume History: Dress in Somali Culture

Heather Marie Akou

Associate Professor of Fashion Design, Indiana University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

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...In the twenty-first century, immigration has become a major concern around the world. What happens when a country like Iraq or Somalia breaks down? Who should be able to migrate from one place to another? Does the West need to take in every...

Ethiopia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The array of dress styles in Ethiopia is vast. Often dress is meaningful on several levels and may indicate age, status, political membership, religious belief, and ethnic affiliation. Each culture within Ethiopia has its own unique style...

Sudan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Republic of the Sudan is the largest country in Africa, encompassing nearly a million square miles, with great diversity of both environment and population. Its landscapes range from desert in the north to rainforests in the south, and,...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify how small companies in developing countries can build and successfully develop an eco-friendly and socially responsible business. Analyze the challenges...

Somalia

Heather Marie Akou

Associate Professor of Fashion Design, Indiana University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Somalia is located in the Horn of Africa. The northern coast is less than one hundred miles from the Arabian Peninsula and shares a great deal of history and dress with that region. In the cities, houses are built with thick walls to keep...

Theoretical Perspective of Global Sourcing

Jung E. Ha-Brookshire

Jung Ha-Brookshire, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management at the University of Missouri, USA. She is a Fulbright Scholar who teaches and researches global sourcing after 8 years of apparel sourcing industry experience in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...Why do companies source their components or final products from other companies in foreign countries? Why wouldn’t they just make everything on their own? These same questions have been raised by many people before us, and several theories...

Harari Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In the early twenty-first century, Muslim Harari women dress in sumptuous embroidered silk dresses and headscarves in purple, pink, and scarlet for special occasions. One particular dress can be worn inside out if in mourning or attending...

The Empress’s Old Clothes: Biographies of African Dress at the Victoria And Albert Museum

Dress History : New Directions in Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...As recently as 2009 the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) explicitly excluded historic artefacts from most of Africa. The V&A Collections Management Policy defined the geographical boundaries of the collection thus: ‘Objects are collected...