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            Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes

            Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Dana

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            An investigation into the damage wrought by the massive clothing industry - and the grassroots high-tech global movement fighting to reform it.

            ISBN 9781789546088
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

            Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE (Paperback)

            By Knight, Phil

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            The first-ever memoir of the legendary co-founder of Nike Inc, Phil Knight

            ISBN 9781471146725
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Worn: A People's History of Clothing
              

            Worn: A People's History of Clothing (Hardback)

            By Thanhauser, Sofi

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            Linen, Cotton, Silk, Synthetics, Wool- through the stories of these five fabrics, Sofi Thanhauser illuminates the world we inhabit in a startling new way, travelling from China to Cumbria to reveal the craft, labour and industry that create the clothes we wear. From the women who... transformed stalks of flax into linen to clothe their families in 19th century New England to those who earn their dowries in the cotton spinning factories of South India today, this book traces the origins of garment making through time and around the world. Exploring the social, economic and environmental impact of our most personal possessions, Worn looks beyond care labels to show how clothes reveal the truth about what we really care about.
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            ISBN 9780241389539
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

            The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History (Paperback)

            By Clair, Kassia St

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            A new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour.

            ISBN 9781473659056
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2019
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            Perry's Department Store: A Buying Simulation: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card
             

            Perry's Department Store: A Buying Simulation: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, 4th edition, Contains 1 Other printed item and 1 Paperback / softback)

            By Videtic, Karen M.; Steele, Cynthia W.

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            Perry's Department Store: A Buying Simulation, 4th Edition, launches students into the exciting role of being a retail buyer in the fashion industry using a unique simulation approach that takes readers step-by-step through a real-life buying experience. The text is organized int...o 10 chapters that walk students through the various steps a new buyer would take to complete a six-month buying plan and a merchandise assortment plan for the women's contemporary apparel, junior apparel, women's accessories, men's apparel and accessories, men's contemporary apparel, children's, or home furnishings markets.The fourth edition has been revised with statistical information to reflect a more contemporary structure and business model for a successful department store. The new Perry's Department Store is organized to reflect a larger-scale department store in today's market. Students interact by researching current market and industry trends to build their business. The charts and worksheets in this book and companion website, Perry's Department Store: A Buying Simulation STUDIO, are replicas of those found in the retail and wholesale industry to expose students to the procedures and policies they can expect to find in a first job as an assistant buyer. This new edition and STUDIO launch students directly into the exciting role of a retail buyer in the fashion industry.Introducing Perry's Department Store: A Buying Simulation STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study! Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips. Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions. Follow the text's steps and calculations with data and statistical information. Download worksheets, Excel spreadsheets with embedded formulas and blank worksheets. View industry catalogs and private label line sheets. Link to additional resources to complete the buying simulation.This bundle includes Perry's Department Store: A Buying Simulation 4th Edition and Perry'
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            ISBN 9781501395307
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2015
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry

            Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chin, Margaret M.

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            Margaret M. Chin offers a compelling portrait of the work lives of the Asian and Latina women who reinvigorated New York City's garment industry in the 1990s. Her study explores the roles of ethnicity and gender in shaping immigration strategies and the work environment. Chin, wh...ose mother worked in Chinatown's garment industry, bases her work on extensive interviews with women workers and her own observations from the shop floor.
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            ISBN 9780231133098
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2015
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Cotton
             

            Cotton (Hardback)

            By Sneyd, Adam

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            Whether we are out on the streets or between the sheets, cotton is our constant companion. But behind this ubiquitous fibre prized for its softness lies a darker story of exploitation and hardship. In this penetrating analysis, Adam Sneyd explores the power politics that envelope... cotton as major corporate players and countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas compete to control it. In the aftermath of sweatshop scandal exposes and factory collapse disasters, merchants and retailers have called for 'better' cotton farming practices. But in seeking to prevent the next transnational media circus, will companies simply end up cementing business-as-usual? Corporate public relations strategy now competes directly with the voices of an alternative global community that seeks to fundamentally transform the way that cotton is farmed. Yet these demands for cotton to work better for people and the planet have flown under the radar as media attention has focused instead on farmer subsidies and prices. From the local to the global, this book takes the reader on an illuminating journey through the multifaceted and often grubby politics of the fluffy white stuff in the world economy. The pile of political laundry it uncovers is voluminous but, as Sneyd argues, must be aired in the interests of sustainability and development.
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            ISBN 9780745681979
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2016
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Resources
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            Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific
             

            Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific (Hardback)

            Edited by Crinis, Vicki; Vickers, Adrian

            • RRP: $294.00
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            The clothing industry provides employment for 60 million workers worldwide. More than a quarter of these workers are employed in the Asia-Pacific region, where the industry is based on subcontracted production on behalf of international buyers. Rapid movements of manufacturing ac...tivity from country to country in search of cost advantages make clothing workers part of a globalizing labour market where they increasingly share the experience of job insecurity. This edited book presents carefully researched case studies and analyses the ways labour is informalized, fragmented and made disposable by the globalization of production. Chapters address issues pertaining to rights and citizenship, and new forms of activism and organization in conjunction and coordination with diverse support groups, consumers, and wider global campaigns. Contributors further examine the role of the nation state, government regulatory bodies, as well as independent monitoring systems such as the International Labour Organization. Offering new insights into the understanding and support of workers in the global textile and garment industry, this book will be of interest to academics of a variety of disciplines including Asian Studies, sociology, political economy, development, human rights, labor and gender.
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            ISBN 9781138125704
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia
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            Fashion Packaging Now
              

            Fashion Packaging Now (Hardback)

            Edited by Huang, Chris

            Features case-studies of clothing packaging design, including sketches and structural design concepts.

            ISBN 9781864706802
            Publisher Images Publishing Group Pty Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Patterns in Circulation: Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa

            Patterns in Circulation: Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sylvanus, Nina

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            In this book, Nina Sylvanus tells a captivating story of global trade and cross-cultural aesthetics in West Africa, showing how a group of Togolese women-through the making and circulation of wax cloth-became influential agents of taste and history. Traveling deep into the shifti...ng terrain of textile manufacture, design, and trade, she follows wax cloth around the world and through time to unveil its critical role in colonial and postcolonial patterns of exchange and value production. Sylvanus brings wax cloth's unique and complex history to light: born as a nineteenth-century Dutch colonial effort to copy Javanese batik cloth for Southeast Asian markets, it was reborn as a status marker that has dominated the visual economy of West African markets. Although most wax cloth is produced in China today, it continues to be central to the expression of West African women's identity and power. As Sylvanus shows, wax cloth expresses more than this global motion of goods, capital, aesthetics, and labor-it is a form of archive where intimate and national memories are stored, always ready to be reanimated by human touch. By uncovering this crucial aspect of West African material culture, she enriches our understanding of global trade, the mutual negotiations that drive it, and the how these create different forms of agency and subjectivity.
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            ISBN 9780226397221
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2016
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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