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The Life Cycle of a Garment

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is Associate Professor in Design at the University of New South Wales and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia, Australia. She is an adviser to the not-for-profit organisations Redress (Hong Kong) and the Ethical Fashion Forum (UK). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...UK fashion label From Somewhere collaborated with Speedo to produce a limited range of garments created from unsold stock and surplus pieces of the Speedo LZR Racer suit.This chapter explores how to apply life cycle thinking to the fashion...
...History and Significance of Pink in Clothing As suggested by Alison Lurie, a cultural theorist, the color pink is often associated with Western cultural symbols of affection. The lighter the color becomes, the less sensual and passionate...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the stages of the Kering and Stella McCartney partnership and evaluate the costs and benefits to each partner. Explore how Stella McCartney applied...

Should Stella McCartney Implement Zero Waste Design Strategies?

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 will be able to: Define and explain zero waste design techniques and strategies in the fashion industry. Explain the alignment between zero waste design and the mission of Stella...