5th Edition

Leslie Davis Burns, Kathy K. Mullet and Nancy O. Bryant

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SEP 08, 2016
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eBook 9781501315220
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Studio 9781501315251

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The Book

Revised to keep up with the quickly evolving landscape of the fashion industry, the fifth edition of this authoritative text offers updated information on the design, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of fashion products within a global context. Research-based content provides insight on the organization and operation of textiles, apparel, accessories, and home fashion companies, as well as the effect of technological, organizational, and global changes on every area of the business. Updated discussions of technologies, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable practices are incorporated throughout the text.

New to this Edition

- Features a new Chapter 2 Global Fashion Supply/Value Chain and expanded section on global sourcing in Chapter 11 Sourcing Decisions and Production Centers
- New chapter case studies give students a chance to think critically and apply the chapter concepts
- Integrates corporate responsibility and sustainability throughout this edition
- Highlights the roles of emerging technologies from 3D technologies in fashion design to omnichannel technologies in fashion retail

The Business of Fashion STUDIO
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

Teaching Resources
- Instructor's Guide with projects, case studies, and test questions connected to the knowledge and skill guidelines in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards.
- PowerPoint presentations to frame lectures.

This digital bundle includes The Business of Fashion, 5th Edition eBook and The Business of Fashion STUDIO Instant Access.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Organization of the Global Fashion Industries
1. Historical Perspective of the Fashion Industry
2. Global Fashion Supply/Value Chain
3. Business and Legal Framework of Companies in the Fashion Industries
4. Global Materials Industry
5. Fashion Brands: Company Organization
Part 2: Creating and Marketing a Fashion Brand
6. Creating a Fashion Brand: Research
7. Creating a Fashion Brand: Design Brief
8. Design Development and Style Selection
9. Marketing Fashion Brands
Part 3: Production and Distribution of Fashion Brands
10. Preproduction Processes
11. Sourcing Decisions and Production Centers
12. Production Processes
13. Distribution and Retailing
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Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

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Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips

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