While fast fashion has proven very popular with consumers, critics allege that its producers and retailers take liberties with others' intellectual property, with the most flagrant violations approaching the level of outright design piracy. Others take issue with fast fashion's rapid production cycles, which surpass traditional fashion seasons by introducing new collections in monthly, biweekly, or even weekly microseasons. Some argue that this practice cheapens the professional value of fashion design and contributes to exploitative labor practices and a wasteful culture of disposability.
Topics include digital and social media channels, fashion product development, fashion design, fashion marketing and communication strategy, e-commerce and omni-channel management, corporate social responsibility, and wearable technologies.
Investigates the success story of the fast fashion industry--mainly owned by Chinese migrants--in Prato, Italy, and outlines how Prato has become the center of a value chain stretching from suppliers in China and Turkey to buyers in Europe.
Focuses on case studies, which are essential to showcase how practical applications have been accomplished, and provide an opportunity to learn about and adopt the best practices, challenges and practical implications.
A journey through the fairy-tale wardrobe, explaining how the mercurial nature of fashion has shaped and transformed the Western fairy-tale tradition. Many of tales' most iconic images are items of dress: the glass slippers, the red capes, the gowns shining like the sun, and the red shoes.
Provides a solid grounding in the fashion history of the 19th century and brings together for the first time sources that trace the evolution of dress and the social, cultural and political discourses that influenced it.
It's hard to drive down the street without seeing chain restaurants, car dealerships, and branded clothing. What most of us don't know is that the origins of many well-known and beloved brands are shrouded in controversy, drug use and sometimes even addled with blatant racism.
Explores the complex story of the young women and men in the hosiery mills of Kensington, the working-class heart of Philadelphia. Their product was silk stockings, the iconic fashion item of the flapper culture then sweeping America and the world.
Ideas, visions, strategies, and dreams of entrepreneurs, managers, scientists and political experts who share their best practice experience relating to the joint goal of a more sustainable, humanistic, and responsible fashion industry.
Highlights the environmental and economic benefits of recycling in textiles and fashion; vis-a-vis virgin textiles. Recycling plays an inevitable part when it comes to sustainable innovations in textiles and fashion sector.