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Harris Tweed Authority: Assuring Brand Integrity of Harris Tweed®

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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Business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Discuss the history of Harris Tweed® and the legal definition of Harris Tweed® described in the 1993 Act of Parliament. Review and summarize the purpose...

Slow fashion and investment consumption

Louise Crewe

Louise Crewe is Reader in Economic Geography, University of Nottingham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Geographies of Fashion : Consumption, Space, and Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...A product has the less soul, the more people participate in its manufacture. (Simmel 1957)As writers such as Simmel, quoted here, have often acknowledged, the spatial division of labor that underpins much of the garment supply chain can...

Yarn Classification

Deborah E. Young

Deborah Young is based at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Reference SwatchesSingle-Spun RayonSingle Multifilament RayonTwo-Ply Spun Polyester/RayonPolyester MicrofiberBoucléChenilleEyelashTweed Yarn Classification A yarn is a group of fibers twisted together to form a continuous strand. Yarns...
...Footage Referenced Chanel, Autumn/Winter 1988 Chanel, Spring/Summer 1994 Chanel, Spring/Summer 1998 Chanel, Autumn/Winter 2003Introduction Catherine Driscoll, in her 2015 article ȌChanel: The Order of Thingsȍ, observed that the word Chanel...

Sportswear Chic: Tweed in Womenswear, 1919–1952

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The explicitly modern and more emancipated, female appearances of the inter-war era often incorporated tweed. In particular, these textiles were integrally linked to new conceptions of sportswear for women, which emerged from the 1920s...

Tweed, Femininity, and Fashion, 1851–1918

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The design characteristics of tweeds worn by women, and how these fabrics were made and sold by British manufacturers, are examined in this chapter. It explores why from the 1860s upper-, upper-middle, and middle-class women began to wear...

Suits You: Men and Tweed, 1919–1952

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In the contemporary fashion media, tweeds are often associated with heritage and tradition. However, an exploration of fashionable menswear garments made from these textiles in the inter-war period reveals how they were incorporated...

Tweed: Terms, Descriptions, and Characteristics

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The origins of the word tweed are of historical and commercial significance today because of the importance of authenticity and place to the past and present identities of these textiles.A recent promotional leaflet for the Lovat Mill...

Origins and Early Development of Tweed to 1850

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Tweeds have specific origins that in the nineteenth century gave them a particular named identity, that of Scotch tweeds. This chapter explores the early development of these woolens and how they came to be fashion textiles woven in mills...

Tradition and Innovation, 1981–2014

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Tweeds currently retain their globally recognized cultural significance as a key element of Britain’s fashion identity. That is despite the continued trend toward dramatic decline in tweed production in the UK from the 1980s onwards.Janet...