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Fashion law for a global industry

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

This text will analyze the legal framework governing this global industry, as well as the parties to whom the law applies. Through an examination of the breadth of participants and laws, one can begin to understand the complexity of both the fashion business and the laws governing its operations as multiple legal obligations imposed by different government administrative agenciesadministrative agenciesimporting(which are governmental bodies with the authority to implement and administer particula

Consumer safety and product labeling guidance

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The laws governing mandatory label disclosures have three broad and collective labellinggoalsgoals:

Intellectual property: Protection, enforcement and hidden issues

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

While the lengths to which IP protection should extend over the fashion industry may be left to the courts to answer, it can be said that there are several facets of the industry as a whole that are in need of protection. They range from a product design or functionality standpoint, to issues involving the manufacture of counterfeit goods, which have been linked to child and slave labor, as well as that such sales have been connected to the funding of terrorist activities.

Marketing compliance for the fashion industry

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The US Federal Trade CommissionFederal Trade Commission (FTC) governs the prevention of unfair or deceptive acts or practices, which includes print and online advertising, marketing, and sales messaging. Setting both the guidelines and parameters for determining when a marketing claim would be considered deceptive, the FTC also has enforcement powers to penalize those marketers and advertisers whose content it concludes is deceptive to the average consumer.

Flammability testing and issues specific to children’s products

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The law as a means to prevent flammable wearing apparel dates back to 1953 when the Flammable Fabrics ActFlammable Fabrics Act (FFA) was enacted. This law, together with its rules and regulations, provides the framework within which this prevention effort continues today and is commonly referred to as the Flammability Standard, theFlammability Standard.See, Standard for the Flammability of Textiles (16 CFR Part 1610). Its purpose is twofold. The first is to prevent individuals from wearing clothi

Importing fashion merchandise

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

importingglobal systemIf you look around the average American household today you will quickly discover that most of the articles there are from other countries. You would find the same result when examining the labels on your wearing apparel and may even realize that 100 percent of your clothes have been imported with much of it from China, as the 2015 dollar value in apparel imports from China alone totaled $30,540,941,000.http://otexa.trade.gov/msrcty/v5700.htm (viewed on August 23, 2016).

Exporting for the fashion industry

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

A rise in an awareness of the importance of reshoring has been especially noticeable in the fashion industry, and particularly so within cities which had enjoyed historical economic prominence thanks to the industry. One such example is that of New York CityNew York City, where several notable facilities have opened up to support local garment manufacturing and fashion innovation such as the Brooklyn Design + Fashion Accelerator of Pratt College, and Manufacture NY.

Working with logistics and transportation providers

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Reliable transportation is important not only for the protection of goods in transit but also to protect the “bottom line” of wholesalers and importers. This is because some retailers impose severe penalties on a seller who delivers late or otherwise causes a shipment to be considered a misdelivery. This can occur for several reasons, such as that a delivery was made to the wrong store location, or that the merchandise received was in the wrong color, style, size, or was otherwise nonconforming.

Incorporating sustainable fashion principles

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

From luxury to everyday necessities, the design, production, sales, and transportation of fashion merchandise creates employment for hundreds of thousands of people, if not millions, worldwide. When you dig a little deeper, it becomes apparent that job creationjob creation derived from this industry extends to

Emerging fashion industry issues

Deanna Clark-Esposito

Source: A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The marriage between fashion and technology has led to the emergence of a new line of products dubbed as “fashion tech” or “wearable technology.” While the fitness space led the way for the market expansion of these products, such as with the FitbitFitbit®, other more cost prohibitive accessories such as Google GlassGoogle GlassGoogle Glass® (Figure 10.1), only enjoyed a short period of media hype prior to its steady decline. Products offering greater functionality, such as Apple, IncApple, Inc.’

Location Factors

Brenda Sternquist and Elizabeth B. Goldsmith

Source: International Retailing, 3rd Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Licensing, Franchising, and Strategic Alliances

Brenda Sternquist and Elizabeth B. Goldsmith

Source: International Retailing, 3rd Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Leather and Fur

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

Source: The Dynamics of Fashion, 5th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Making leather is a highly specialized and time-consuming operation. Because of the time involved, the leather industry must anticipate and predict trends far in advance of other textile suppliers. Leather producers typically decide what production method, textures, finishes, and colors they will use eight to sixteen months before a leather reaches apparel and accessory manufacturers. As a result, those in other fashion industries often look to the leather industry for leadership, particularly in

Introduction to the Digital Landscape

Wendy K. Bendoni

Source: Social Media For Fashion Marketing. Storytelling in a Digital World, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The evolution of the Internet over the past two decades has paved the way for social media networks to capitalize on today’s hyper-connected world. Social media is all about capturing and sharing the in-the-moment updates, and delivering the message of “real time” (live stories). Digital innovation continues to influence the expectations of marketers, managers, and consumers alike. In the previous chapter, we explored how the digital landscape disrupted the traditional fashion industry and forged

Qatar

Shubhapriya Bennur, Md. Rashaduzzaman, Samirah Alotaibi and Yiyue Fan

Source: Retailing In Emerging Markets, 2nd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Qataroverview and historyQatarThe State of Qatar is situated on a peninsula projecting into the Arabian Gulf, bordering Saudi Arabia to the south. Prior to the discovery of oil, the Qatari economy was largely based on pearl fishing. Within its 11,586 km2, Qatar holds the world’s third-largest gas reserves and the largest single non-associated gas field. Today, through the careful exploitation of these massive hydrocarbon resources, Qatar ranks as one of the richest nations in the world, achieving

Thailand

Takeshi K.N., Monthinee Tricharoenrat, Shubhapriya Bennur and John Walsh

Source: Retailing In Emerging Markets, 2nd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Turkeyoverview and history“Thainess, ”Thailandretailers, domesticThailandoverview and historyemerging marketsThailandThailandAfter reading this chapter, you will

Line Development

Sandra Keiser, Deborah Vandermar and Myrna B. Garner

Source: Beyond Design. The Synergy of Apparel Product Development, 4th Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

“Design is an art; fashion is about capitalizing on a moment.”

A Product Development Perspective On Quality

Sandra Keiser, Deborah Vandermar and Myrna B. Garner

Source: Beyond Design. The Synergy of Apparel Product Development, 4th Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

“Employees . . . who work in quality . . . must be the voice of the consumer. They need to know and use information from all facets of the industry because developing a quality product through design, production, and delivery is both a science and an art.”

The Business of Fashion

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

Source: In Fashion, 3rd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Fashion is a business, affected by the same technological advances, investment patterns, and economic forces that affect other major businesses in the world. Fashion is not just limited to apparel, and it impacts our complete lifestyle as well as the products that we buy. Fashion influences the automobile, housing, and entertainment industries, and like these industries, it is shaped by the basic principles of business and economics.

Special Fabrics (Swatches 99–114)

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Stage 2: Identification

Karl Aspelund

Source: The Design Process, 3rd Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

There are many ways to go about identifying a project. The project brief may arrive as a request from a client, it may be a self-directed new design, or it may be an improvement on an older design. Whatever the project's origin, designers need to identify what the design needs in a coherent way and what its limits are. A project's needs and limits are its constraints, and by identifying them, we understand what we need to engage with to create an effective design. We can then tap into our sources

Competitive Analysis

Evelyn L. Brannon and Lorynn Divita

Source: Fashion Forecasting, 4th Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

What is the right path? I know which is the right path; it’s that path which gives you the final result in the store.

Textiles and The Environment

Ingrid Johnson, Allen C. Cohen and Ajoy K. Sarkar

Source: J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science, 11th Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

The twentieth century was an awesome period in human history due to the significant amount of technology developed during the time period. Cars, jets, computers, manufactured fibers, the artificial heart, television, and cell phones have benefited mankind. It was the golden age of science and technology.

Textile Laws, Regulations, and Trade Agreements

Ingrid Johnson, Allen C. Cohen and Ajoy K. Sarkar

Source: J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science, 11th Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

The production of fiber through the manufacturing of consumer end products in the textile industry is complex, with the content of the material often determining end use. Because of this complexity and the need to provide standardized information to end users, governments have adopted rules and regulations which require manufacturers to provide certain standardized information about their product. This chapter will address the major laws affecting textiles manufactured or sold in the United State

The Role of Government for Fashion Consumers

Patricia Mink Rath, Stefani Bay, Richard Petrizzi and Penny Gill

Source: The Why Of The Buy. Consumer Behavior and Fashion Marketing, 2nd Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Through the work of various agencies, the federal government provides oversight, creates standards, and enforces regulations designed to protect the public from unsafe products or unfair business practices. Those efforts may be supplemented with additional regulations implemented by individual state governments, and with the programs of industry associations, which sometimes take it upon themselves to adopt voluntary standards for their member companies to follow.

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