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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

Children's and Teens' Apparel

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

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

Book chapter + STUDIO

World War II,Demographics,children’s, tweens’, and teens’ apparel,Baby boom generation,The apparel industry is not the only potential beneficiary of the growing interest in dressing children well. Psychologists believe that clothes play an important role in shaping and guiding a child's self-image. As parents understand the role that clothes play at various stages of a child's growth, they can help to ensure that a child's appearance will enhance his or her striving to become a mature, self-confi

Innerwear, Bodywear, Legwear

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

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

Book chapter + STUDIO

In the past, the manufacturing and marketing of men's and children's underwear was driven by considerations of practical functionality, but lately, these segments of the apparel industry have also felt the impact of fashion. Through mergers and acquisitions, producers of men's and children's underwear have become divisions of more diversified apparel firms. This trend is discussed later in this chapter.

Lolita

Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

The Lolita fashion-based subculture, once an underground Japanese movement, is a burgeoning worldwide industry. The style, represented by women who dress in childlike clothing, emerged on the streets in the 1970s, gaining impetus within the J-rock (Japanese rock) music scene of the 1990s. The visual kei band Malice Mizer formulated their look on New Romantic glam, inspired by 1980s collaborations between Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren; fans of the guitarist, Mana, began to mimic his unique

Blumarine

Vanessa Semmens

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Helen Lee and Florence Eiseman: A Comparison of Mid-Twentieth-Century Children’s Wear Designers

Jennifer Farley Gordon

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Florence Eiseman and Helen Lee were influential figures in the development of mid-twentieth-century children’s wear design. They achieved prominence through very different paths, but made similar contributions to the field. Both were credited with bringing a fashion component to children’s clothing, not only changing the way that children’s clothing looked, but also how it was thought about within the wider fashion industry. An analysis of their histories and contributions to the field provides c

Carter’s®, Inc. and Organic Cotton

Leslie Davis Burns , Kathy K. Mullet

Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Level: Introductory

Business case

Carter’s®, Inc. markets a family of brands of apparel and accessories for babies and young children, including Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh national brands. Carter’s, Inc. has a long history of providing quality and durable products for their target customer, continually assessing their customers’ wants and needs. One aspect of product development they are exploring is the use of organic cotton. Cotton plays an important role in all of Carter’s, Inc. brands, and sourcing ethically grown and harves

Creative Kids Wear’s Short Run

Connie Ulasewicz
Revised by: Nancy J. Rabolt , Judy K. Miler

Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Level: Intermediate

Business case

A successful, privately-owned company manufactures high-quality, high-priced self-development toys that are sold only by non-store-direct company sales representatives. The owner of the company decided to expand, and diversify her business by creating a high quality brand children’s apparel line, with an educational element in the clothes, like the toys. An apparel production consultant is hired by the company owner to advise her on her new venture to expand and produce the new product line, and

A Competitive Dilemma: Advance or Retreat?

Antigone Kotsiopulos , Molly Eckman
Revised by: Nancy J. Rabolt , Judy K. Miler

Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Level: Intermediate

Business case

The owner of an established family clothing store in a rural community does well because it is the only store of its kind in the area, He carries a broad assortment of men’s, women’s, and children’s merchandise. Although the store does well, the owner is always looking at how he can improve the business. He was recently notified that a large brand-name chain store may be opening in the community, so he is concerned that the store could possibly be tough competition. The owner decides he needs to

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