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Making the Purchase

Richard Clodfelter

Source: Retail Buying. From Basics to Fashion, 6th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

The most important terms that you will negotiate include (1) price, (2) discounts, (3) transportation, (4) allowances, and (5) return privileges.

Jewelry of Indo-Pakistan and Bangladesh

Usha Bala

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

The vibrant tradition of Indian jewelry spans five thousand continuous years. Ancient Indians wore jewels of natural materials like shells and tusks, thought to have magical properties. Precious metals were coveted. Gold was regarded as a symbol of the sun; chandi, the term for silver, came from the Sanskrit chandra, meaning moon. Metals were regularly melted. Remarkably well-preserved gold and silver items excavated at Taxila, in modern-day Pakistan, constitute the largest cache of jewelry survi

Introduction to South Asia

Jasleen Dhamija

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

South Asia possesses a wide range of terrain. The northern area has high mountain ranges in Nepal along with the high-altitude plateaus of Ladakh and Bhutan, while eastern India and Bangladesh have tropical areas with high rainfall. There is the Thar Desert, which extends from Pakistan, Rajasthan, and Haryana to Delhi. The fertile Punjab, watered by five rivers, has since ancient times attracted migrations from Central Asia. The ancient riverine culture of the Indus, Saraswati, and Ganges nurture

Ethnic Dress and Jewelry of the Hill Tribes of Chittagong

Arshi Dewan Roy

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Traditional dress styles and ornamentation of the eleven indigenous groups in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh reveal a wealth of information about social relations and aesthetic conventions. Dress identifies the ethnic group to which an individual belongs. However, even ethnic groups are not homogeneous when it comes to their dress styles, so it is essential to view the link between dress and ethnic identity in a dynamic way that recognizes the changes a people’s patterns of dress can un

Bangladesh

Niaz Zaman

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Bordered to the south by the Bay of Bengal, to the west, north, and east by India, and to the southeast by Myanmar, Bangladesh became an independent country in 1971. The climate is tropical, with heavy seasonal rainfall for about four months of the year, high temperatures, and high humidity. Though temperatures fall in winter, necessitating the use of shawls and wraps, the prevailing warmth and humidity require clothes to be light and few. The indigenous dress of the lower Gangetic Delta was unst

The Future of Social Responsibility in the Apparel Industry

Marsha A. Dickson, Suzzana Loker and Molly Eckman

Source: Social Responsibility in the Global Apparel Industry, 2009, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

A wide range of situations influence the ability to implement socially responsible practices and develop sustainable solutions to societal and environmental problems. In this section we address how changes resulting from the phaseout of quotas under the MFA, development of preferential trade agreements such as CAFTA-DR, and changing understanding of and expectations for environmental sustainability are influencing social responsibility. External environments affecting social responsibility are co

Youngone Corporation

Yoon-Jung Lee , Yoori Chae

Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Level: Intermediate

Business case

In this case study, corporate social responsibility (hereafter, CSR) programs at Youngone Corporation are examined to review the impact of economic activities of a clothing and textiles company on local communities. Youngone Corporation is a South Korea-based multinational company that was established in 1974. As a world-class manufacturer and exporter, it is the largest supplier of outdoor/athletic clothing, textiles, footwear, and gear for many globally known outdoor brands. Youngone operates i

Growth of Green Apparel Manufacturing Strategies in Bangladesh

Maher Anjum , Lynne Hammond

Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Level: Advanced

Business case

This case study explores the changing competitive environment influencing the shift towards responsible and clean production in Bangladesh by global retailers after the Rana Plaza tragedy in March 2013. The case explores the concept of “green” and clean manufacturing in supply chains through analyzing and evaluating the approach adopted by one case organization: Plummy Fashions Ltd. (PFL) in Bangladesh. The manufacturer is a leader in delivering apparel production that is ethical and environmenta

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