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Nga Aho Tipuna (Ancestral Threads)

Clothing as Material Culture

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...Cloaks hand-woven from the fibres of harakeke (New Zealand flax or Phormium tenax) (Fig. 7.1) have been made and worn by Maori since after their ancestors arrived in New Zealand from Eastern Polynesia between AD 900 and 1200. Early...

Resources for the Study of European Dress and Fashion in New Zealand

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The historical factors of settler life inevitably influenced the reasons why clothing has been saved. Much emphasis was placed on fashionable, quality clothing of women, although there have been other kinds of dress acquired and ideas about...

The Swanndri in New Zealand

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Since its invention in the early twentieth century, the Swanndri, a woolen bush shirt, has become synonymous with New Zealand’s outdoor lifestyle. It started life as farmers’ garb and was designed by English emigrant William Henry Broome...

The Māori Pari (Bodice)

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The pari is a Māori bodice of the rāranga type, worn with a piupiu (a type of fibrous skirt) and Māori jewelry by women in cultural performances including competitions, concerts, and festivals. Rāranga is a generic naming for plaited (as...

Sustainable Packaging for Icebreaker

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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Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Explain strategies to enhance environmental sustainability of the packaging of fashion goods. Describe and evaluate environmentally sustainable packaging...

Fashion and Film in Aotearoa New Zealand

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The early 1980s were a boom time in the history of New Zealand filmmaking and since the late 1990s the so called “Jackson effect” (referring to the influence of director Peter Jackson on the reputation of the New Zealand film industry) has...

Moko Māori: Skin Modification

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Māori people settled Aotearoa (New Zealand) from the islands of the eastern Pacific, coming in successive waves over many centuries. They brought with them the languages, music, belief systems, and technologies of their cultures...

Allbirds: The Allure of Direct to Consumer Ethical Brands

Tamsin McLaren

Tamsin McLaren is Programme Leader of Fashion Marketing at the University of Winchester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Understand the direct-to-consumer (D2C) business model; how it differs from the traditional wholesale model; and the advantages and disadvantages...

Pacific Sisters: Urban Pacific Art, Fashion, and Performance

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Under the banner “Pacific Sisters,” a group of fashion designers, artists, performers, and musicians based in Aotearoa (New Zealand) began working together in the early 1990s. Of predominantly mixed Polynesian (a subgroup of Pacific...

Geographical and Geopolitical Introduction

Margaret Maynard

Margaret Maynard is an Honorary Research Consultant in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Pacific region covers a vast geographic area. From the continent of Australia it reaches its southernmost point at Antarctica, while to the north it extends to the shores of Asia, and to the west, the Americas. It includes all...