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Revamping a Clothing Collection Program: UNIQLO

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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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe textile recycling initiatives such as retail take-back programs and their impact on reducing the amount of post-consumer textile waste being sent...

Disposing Fashion: From the Ugly . . .

Jana M. Hawley

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Elena E. Karpova

Elena E. Karpova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality management at Iowa State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The two chapters present an overview of issues associated with textile waste and discuss the reasons and consequences behind ever growing volumes of disposed fashion products. The structure of the textile waste management industry...

Manufacturing Garments with Robots

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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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Examine new technologies associated with sewing garments with robots. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the technologies for a particular fashion brand...

The Industry Versus The Indie: The case of Zara Versus Tuesday Bassen

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

Fairchild Books, 2021

Book chapter

...Fashion is particularly difficult to define in a legal sense and often works are not protected by copyright, a type of intellectual property (IP) that protects original creative works from being “copied” without permission. Reinterpreting...

Consumers, Consumption, and Well-Being

Elena E. Karpova

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Elena E. Karpova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality management at Iowa State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Grace I. Kunz

Grace I. Kunz is Professor Emerita at Iowa State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Myrna B. Garner

Myrna B. Garner is Professor Emerita at Illinois State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Going Global : The Textile and Apparel Industry

Fairchild Books, 2021

Book chapter

...Inequality of opportunity is created by the lottery of birth: Gender, economic circumstances, geography, and ethnicity can trap large groups of people into poverty. (World Bank, n.d.)Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the characteristics of fast fashion. Evaluate the impact of fast fashion on the environment. Analyze strategies used by a fast-fashion company...

Sustainability and the Fashion Industry

Kathryn Reiley

Dr. Kathryn Reiley is a Lecturer in Apparel Design and Retail Merchandising in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? This unit will explore various topics related to sustainability and fashion, and examine the growing popularity of the following areas: ethical and eco-fashion, vintage and secondhand fashion, slow...

The Fashion Supply Chain

Virginia Grose

Virginia Grose has over 30 years' experience in the fashion industry. Originally trained as a fashion designer, she gained her professional experience with Courtaulds in the supply chain and product development sectors. She has worked with a range of international clients such as Marks & Spencer and Wal-Mart. She is currently course leader in MA Fashion Business Management at the University of Westminster, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to the Fashion Industry : Concept to Customer

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...Sri Lanka ColomboSri Lanka houses world-class manufacturing of fashion clothing for many global brands and has innovated machinery, including recycling water in several factory units.In this chapter we examine supply chain management (SCM...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Explain terminology used to describe fast-fashion supply chain models. Understand global sourcing strategies and market conditions in fast-fashion supply chains...

Designing in Fast 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

Book chapter

...Fast fashion is fashion’s new paradigm in the twenty-first century. It is an approach to bring on-trend fashion product to market quickly through supply chain innovations such as just-in-time (JIT) and quick response (QR...