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Fibers And Their Properties

Virginia Hencken Elsasser

Virginia H. Elsasser, ITAA, ESRAB, is an Associate Professor in the Fashion in the Communication and Fine Arts Department of Centenary College. She has taught courses focusing on textiles, sociology of clothing, design, and retailing. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Textiles : Concepts and Principles

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...Introduction Textile fibers can be divided into two main categories: natural and manufactured. (See At a Glance 2.1.) Natural fibers come from vegetable, animal, and mineral sources. Cotton, flax, and ramie are examples of vegetable...
...Considering the increasingly fast pace of fashion and its transient styles, the notion of sustainable fashion seems to be paradoxical—how can fashion ever be sustainable, with its focus on novelty and inbuilt obsolescence? The relationship...

Corporate Culture

V. Ann Paulins

V. Ann Paulins is director and associate professor of retail merchandising at Ohio State Universitys School of Human and Consumer Sciences. She publishes regularly in academic journals,such as the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, and presents her findings on consumer behavior at industry conferences. Her research interests include internship development, ethics and customer service quality, as well as examining the social psychology of consumption decisions. The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) presented her with the New Achiever award in 1997. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie L. Hillery

Julie L. Hillery is associate professor of textiles, apparel and merchandising at Northern Illinois University. In 2003, she was awarded a professorship with Kohls, a large clothing retailer based in Wisconsin, for her work as an internship coordinator between NIU students and the company. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ethics in the Fashion Industry

Fairchild Books, 2020

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...Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:Define what is meant by corporate cultureExplain factors that affect corporate culture and how these factors affect job satisfactionEvaluate how a company’s mission statement reflects...

Rewilding Fashion by Design

Alice Payne

Alice Payne is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include the fashion design process and the problem of design for sustainability within the fashion context. Alice is also an award-winning designer, investigating design for sustainability in fashion via practice-led research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Fashion’s Future : Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...For all the grand scale interventions discussed in the previous chapter, there are myriad other interventions, enacted not in supply chains but on and in the clothes and lives of everyday people. One example is Raíz Diseño, in Chile...

Dyeing and Printing

Annie Gullingsrud

Annie Gullingsrud is the Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector at Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Fibers : Designing For Sustainability

Fairchild Books, 2001

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...wsfurlan/iStockThe goal of adding color to a textile substrate is to produce an appealing, level, fast color on a product at a reasonable cost while providing choices to the customer.Color is a critically important part of a fabric...

Weightless Fashion

Alice Payne

Alice Payne is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include the fashion design process and the problem of design for sustainability within the fashion context. Alice is also an award-winning designer, investigating design for sustainability in fashion via practice-led research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Fashion’s Future : Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...In this chapter I move away from the normative design strategies to dive back into the thickets of the dominant fashion systems. Clearly, the unsustainability of fashion production and consumption is a material problem involving issues...

Finishing

Annie Gullingsrud

Annie Gullingsrud is the Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector at Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Fibers : Designing For Sustainability

Fairchild Books, 2001

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...JeanUrsula/iStockFinishes used in the apparel industry are chemicals and treatments applied to fabric to enhance performance, durability, and longevity of wear. These treatments include soil and stain repellents, water repellents...

Polypropylene (PP)

Annie Gullingsrud

Annie Gullingsrud is the Director of the Textile and Apparel Sector at Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Fibers : Designing For Sustainability

Fairchild Books, 2001

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...stocksnapper/iStockPolypropylene (PP) is a long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85 percent by weight of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units. Polypropylene is a synthetic, manufactured polyolefin fiber that is used...

Legal Aspects of Fashion Businesses

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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Kathy K. Mullet

Kathy K. Mullet is based at Oregon State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Business of Fashion : Designing, Manufacturing, and Marketing

Fairchild Books, 2020

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...IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN THE FOLLOWING:definitions and applications of laws designed to protect fashion innovations and designsthe legal aspects of licensing intellectual property in the fashion industrylegal requirements of fashion...

Collaboration and connection

Gwyneth Moore

Gwyneth Moore is a lecturer in Fashion Promotion at the University of South Wales. She has worked for more than 15 years in the design, communications and media industries, managing a variety of campaigns that have included public relations, marketing, social media and design disciplines. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Promotion : Building a Brand Through Marketing and Communication

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTHigh-profile celebrities often rub shoulders with top designers. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and fashion designer, Creative Director and Founder of Giles Deacon group, Couture Fashion House, Giles Deacon attend...