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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

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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

Visualizing Difference: The Rhetoric of Clothing in Colonial Spanish America

Mariselle Meléndez

Source: The Latin American Fashion Reader, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

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Walter Mignolo observes that the lack of writing along with the lack of clothing and cannibalism constituted three crucial elements often used in the construction of Amerindian images: “Not having it yet or having it in excess were two cognitive moves used by Europeans in constructing the identity of the self-same by constructing at the same time, the image of the other” (Mignolo 1992: 312). Written as well as visual texts usually contrasted the nakedness of the indigenous people with the presenc

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