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The Southwest

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The American Southwest and northwestern Mexico compose a culture area that is called the Greater Southwest, which since 1848 has been divided by two modern nation-states and influenced by each nation’s history, policy, and attire...

Siberia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

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...The northern Asiatic continent, at some four-and-a-half million square miles (twelve million square kilometers), has twenty-five million inhabitants who belong to twenty-six different peoples. The clothing traditions among these groups vary...

The Subarctic

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Clothing was a fundamental and striking feature of the cultures of the Algonquian and Athapaskan peoples of the Subarctic region of North America when Europeans first encountered them in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries....

Raw Materials

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Fibers, yarns, and unfinished fabrics used by mills and manufacturers to create apparel products and accessories are raw materials. Fabric is produced from natural fibers or manufactured filaments that are spun, twisted, cured, shrunk...

Who Owns Genuine Ugg/UGG® Boots in the Global Footwear Marketplace?

Fashion Business Cases : A Student Guide to Learning with Case Studies

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...There is an ongoing legal dispute surrounding the use of “ugg,” “Ugg,” and “UGG®,” all terms used to describe a form of flat-soled slip-on sheepskin boot. The case raises a number of points of contention concerning intellectual property...

Sufis, Indigenous Shamans and Modern Pagans

Lynne Hume

Lynne Hume is Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Religious Life of Dress : Global Fashion and Faith

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Each of the groups discussed in this chapter are uniquely different to one another, yet they all call on, and incorporate, both internal spiritual practices and external methods of achieving an altered state of consciousness that leads...

Aboriginal Skin Cloaks

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...In customary societies Aboriginal people were minimally clothed until contact with Europeans began to alter their habits. One exception was the skin cloaks widely worn by men and women throughout temperate zones of southeastern and western...

Yi National Minority

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Numbering nearly eight million, the Yi national minority is the seventh largest minority in China. Also known as the Nuosu, they live mainly in the hillside and basin areas of Yunnan province, with significant populations in Sichuan...

The Miser’s Purse

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...Miser’s purses were one of the most popular purse styles in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Crafted in myriad colors and designs, they were made for personal use, as gifts to loved ones, or for commercial sale. These purses were...
...Jacqueline Hancher was born in 1961, in Scotland. At the age of eight years old she began to help in her mother’s fashion boutique, Clementine’s, in Dollar. Hancher studied fashion and textiles at Edinburgh School of Art and then went...