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Identifying Factors Influence Individuals' Intention To Quit Tanning: Sociocultural Perspective, Jeong-Ju Yoo, Seahee Lee 2017 Baylor University

Identifying Factors Influence Individuals' Intention To Quit Tanning: Sociocultural Perspective, Jeong-Ju Yoo, Seahee Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Emphasis on skin aging will certainly be a body-tanning deterrent especially for those who make the best effort to enhance their appearance. Current appearance-based interventions should emphasize the damaging effects of UV exposure on skin, in particular, and this will increase individuals' the intentions to quit tanning. Moreover, the role of tanning dependence in which the addictive properties of tanning is significant may override the appearance-based tanning motives. In order to develop skin cancer intervention strategy, it is important to understand the vulnerable group who are addictive to tanning. This group is less likely to be concerned with valuation of ...


Lingerie And Sexuality: Cultural Influences On The 1920s Woman, Katie Elizabeth Francisco, Claire Nicholas 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lingerie And Sexuality: Cultural Influences On The 1920s Woman, Katie Elizabeth Francisco, Claire Nicholas

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This paper looks at the relationship between shifting moral codes and changing undergarments for American women in the 1920s. While existing work in dress and social history focuses on the length of hemlines, bobbed hair, contraception, and women gaining the right to vote, little attention has been given to women's lingerie and the messages about sexuality women received throughout their day. Drawing on historical and gender studies perspectives and methods, this study examines representations of women's undergarments in popular magazines and other media from the period. The discussion explores the symbolism of early lingerie in discourse surrounding women ...


U.S. Cotton Industry Competitiveness In The Context Of The Cotton Supply Chain, Juyoung Lee 2017 Mississippi State University

U.S. Cotton Industry Competitiveness In The Context Of The Cotton Supply Chain, Juyoung Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The U.S. cotton industry generates more than $25 billion in products and related services yearly, employing approximately 200,000 people in the various industry sectors from farms to textile mills (USDA, 2013a). Of the total cotton production in the United States, 75% is currently exported, leading to the importance of competitiveness of the U.S. cotton industry in a global setting. The United States has been the top cotton exporter in the world since 1989, accounting for nearly one-third of the world's cotton exports (USDA, 2013b). However, the market leadership has been consistently challenged, resulting in a significant ...


Creation Of A 3d Digital Fashion Show With 3d Virtual Prototyping Of Clothing, Ju-Young M. Kang 2017 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Creation Of A 3d Digital Fashion Show With 3d Virtual Prototyping Of Clothing, Ju-Young M. Kang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The objective of this class project was to (1) create a plan for the product line, (2) develop 3D virtual prototyping of clothing by combining 2D and 3D visualization software such as Adobe Photoshop and Optitex system, and (3) ultimately create 3D digital fashion shows using 3D technology. The students successfully completed the planning of their own collection, the 3D virtual prototyping of the clothing, and the presentation of a 3D digital fashion show. They indicated that the best aspect of the project was that all the students were able to showcase their finished designs and conceptual ideas. They liked ...


Aiding Consumers In Responsible Apparel Shopping: Development Of A Model To Evaluate Corporate Social Responsibility, Melissa Abner, Fatma Baytar, Elena Karpova 2017 Iowa State University

Aiding Consumers In Responsible Apparel Shopping: Development Of A Model To Evaluate Corporate Social Responsibility, Melissa Abner, Fatma Baytar, Elena Karpova

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Consumers are aware of the problems related to the environmental and human impact of apparel products, and want to purchase apparel that is produced responsibly; however, their purchase behavior does not reflect this concern (Summer, 2015). To improve consumer trust, apparel brands should share more information about their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. However, it can be difficult for consumers to understand this information and use it when they shop. Therefore, we created a conceptual model for consumers to evaluate the CSR of apparel companies. The model helps consumers assess and easily understand: (a) product features, (b) companies' business practices ...


Don't Throw Away: Identifying The Factors Influence Clothing Disposal Methods Among Chinese Consumers, Chunmin Lang, Ruirui Zhang 2017 Louisiana State University

Don't Throw Away: Identifying The Factors Influence Clothing Disposal Methods Among Chinese Consumers, Chunmin Lang, Ruirui Zhang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of the study is to identify the impact of the motivational factors on Chinese consumers' clothing disposal methods. An online survey was used to collect data in China. Participants were recruited through email survey link and the social media app. A total of 401 usable responses were collected and used in the main analysis. A series of multiple regression analyses were applied to examine the influence of predicting factors on clothing disposal methods. The study points out that disposal methods are influenced by a variety of factors. Ability and opportunity were found to have impact on most of ...


One Look Is Worth A Thousand Words: Effectiveness Of Video For Learning About Textile And Apparel Social Responsibility, Youngji Lee, Armine Ghalachyan, Chanmi Hwang, Elena Karpova 2017 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

One Look Is Worth A Thousand Words: Effectiveness Of Video For Learning About Textile And Apparel Social Responsibility, Youngji Lee, Armine Ghalachyan, Chanmi Hwang, Elena Karpova

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The complexity of the social responsibility (SR) concept makes learning about SR crucial for future academic and industry professionals. The purpose of this study was to examine effectiveness of a single learning assignment (watching a video) on student understanding of SR in the textile and apparel industry. Three research questions guided the study: (1) What issues students perceive as SR problems in the industry, (2) How students' definitions of SR differ before and after watching the video, and (3) How students' SR related attitudes changed after watching the video. The results of this study indicated that completing the learning activity ...


Online Review Mining: Health And Environmental Concerns On Beauty Products, Yoon Jin Ma, Jinseok Kim 2017 Illinois State University

Online Review Mining: Health And Environmental Concerns On Beauty Products, Yoon Jin Ma, Jinseok Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Scholars in advertising, communication, marketing, and public relations have used various text-mining techniques to assess sentiments about brands, social issues, products, and policies. Introducing large-scale text analysis as its method, this study investigated the trend of consumers' interests or concerns over beauty products, focusing on health and environmental issues. A dataset of 249,152 reviews by 177,345 Amazon users on around 75,000 beauty products during the 2004-2013 period was analyzed for this study. The most frequently used words were "natural", "healthy", and "chemical". However, contrary to our expectation, beauty product consumers did not demonstrate much interest in health ...


Young Consumer's Sustainability Knowledge And Concerns About Sustainable Clothing: A Perspective From Chinese Post-90s' College Students, Jin Su, Jianheng Zhou, Kittichai Watchravesringkan 2017 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Young Consumer's Sustainability Knowledge And Concerns About Sustainable Clothing: A Perspective From Chinese Post-90s' College Students, Jin Su, Jianheng Zhou, Kittichai Watchravesringkan

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study aims to fill the literature gap by examining Chinese post-90s' college students' perceptions of sustainable clothing. Specifically, drawing on the theoretical work of theory of reasoned action (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980) and apparel sustainability perspective (Dickson, 2010), we investigated how Chinese college student's sustainability knowledge and their concerns about sustainable apparel impact their attitude.


(Un)Breach Of Psychological Contract: New Research Agendas In Corporate Sustainability, Saheli Goswami, Jung Ha-Brookshire 2017 University of Missouri

(Un)Breach Of Psychological Contract: New Research Agendas In Corporate Sustainability, Saheli Goswami, Jung Ha-Brookshire

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A breach in psychological contract (PCB) represents inconsistency between employers' promises and actions, which undermines employees' perceptions of their employer corporations' integrity, and can contribute to corporate hypocrisy (CH) among employees. In this light, corporations' sustainability-related promises contradicted by their actual behaviors represent a PCB which can contribute to CH, and this hypocrisy can lead to negative attitudes among employees, decrease in sales, and even business failure. Such corporate behaviors are problems for today's employers to recruit and retain employees as these directly conflict with the millennials' expectations and values. Therefore, today's employers must be ready to communicate ...


Connecting The Dots: Incorporating Mass Customization Into The Classroom Experience, Cynthia Istook, Siming Guo 2017 North Carolina State University

Connecting The Dots: Incorporating Mass Customization Into The Classroom Experience, Cynthia Istook, Siming Guo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The introductory course in the Fashion Development program is a combination of lectures and laboratory exercises designed to introduce sophomore level students to the apparel industry. One of the projects of the course was refined to include a Mass Customization project. Each of the students was 3D body scanned and their measurements (or those of their fit model) were used to create their individualized fitting patterns. As each student completed the production of their garment they met with the course instructor and teaching assistant to evaluate the fit of the garment using industry fit standards. Students learned 1) how to ...


An Investigation Of Cosmetic Textiles In Consumer Products: The Use Of Vitamin E In Hair Wraps, Cassandra Dickerson, Chunhui Xiang, Megan Fuller 2017 Iowa State University

An Investigation Of Cosmetic Textiles In Consumer Products: The Use Of Vitamin E In Hair Wraps, Cassandra Dickerson, Chunhui Xiang, Megan Fuller

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The application of cosmetic substances such as: Vitamin E, Shea butter or Olive Oil on textile materials have varied. The goal of cosmetic textiles is to transfer substances such as these directly to the skin or scalp, therefore the efficacy of the method is of utmost importance. Consumers want a lasting, effective product. A consumer of cosmetic textiles wants to know that fiber properties are inherent in their garment or textile, and that they last (Nelson, 2002). Shea Butter and Olive Oil are two of the most sought after natural ingredients in the world. But how would consumers know that ...


Exploration Of Female Auto-Racing Athletes' Satisfaction With Current Suits, Ann Huebner, Africa Martinez, Wei Cao, Hira Cho 2017 California State University, Northridge, CA, USA

Exploration Of Female Auto-Racing Athletes' Satisfaction With Current Suits, Ann Huebner, Africa Martinez, Wei Cao, Hira Cho

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The motorsports industry has exploded into a global phenomenon attracting both male and female fans and drivers. Both men and women compete in the same locations and on the same tracks. Different gender bodies perform differently. However, most professional organizations approved suits are unisex and made to fit the male body. Female drivers need "ready-to-wear" racing suits, which are made to fit the female form. The goal of this research is to determine if female drivers are satisfied with the current racing suits. A non-experimental cross sectional survey was built based on the Function Expression Aesthetic (FEA) consumer needs model ...


Teaching Textiles: Critical Thinking And Application Of Knowledge, Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, Mercan Hadad Derafshi 2017 Oklahoma State University

Teaching Textiles: Critical Thinking And Application Of Knowledge, Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, Mercan Hadad Derafshi

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Sustaining the planet for future generations requires teaching both specialized and general education, emphasizing learning as a life-long process so that students can evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow that may be different from today in ways we can't even visualize. We crafted assignments in the Textiles class to push students beyond the vocational and professional to enable thinking that evolves with the constantly changing universe, linking content proficiency with constant exploration, curiosity and experimentation. To coach students to think beyond the basic facts and into the future, critical thinking projects to identify textiles and to explore new ...


Preliminary Investigation Of Bikram Yoga Apparel For Improved Mobility And Comfort, Kelsie Doty, Manwen Li, Sanjay Guria, Huiju Park, Denise Green 2017 Cornell University

Preliminary Investigation Of Bikram Yoga Apparel For Improved Mobility And Comfort, Kelsie Doty, Manwen Li, Sanjay Guria, Huiju Park, Denise Green

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Bikram yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that consists of 26 poses executed in a specific order for 90 minutes in a room heated to approximately 40°C (105°F) with 40% relative humidity. The purpose of this study was to understand the clothing needs for Bikram yoga practice, to investigate dynamic change of body dimension through anthropometric measurements in select Bikram yoga postures, and to propose improved designs to meet consumers' needs in performance and comfort. A mixed methods research approach was undertaken comprising of four parts: interviews with participants, anthropomorphic data collection, prototype creation, and follow up ...


The Rise Of Online Digital Textile Printing Services And Its Impact On Costume Design Practice, Brianna Plummer, Eulanda A. Sanders, Fatma Baytar 2017 Iowa State University

The Rise Of Online Digital Textile Printing Services And Its Impact On Costume Design Practice, Brianna Plummer, Eulanda A. Sanders, Fatma Baytar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Digital textile printing has many capabilities making it ideal for the costume industry. However, not all costume designers have the computer-aided design (CAD) skills required for digital textile design, --- and not all costume shops or theatres have access to the hardware and equipment required for digital textile printing (Joseph & Heslop, 2014). Therefore, online digital textile printing services have capitalized on theatres' limitations to integrate digital textile printing. In the literature: (a) case studies reveal the clear gains that digital textile printing offers to costume design, (b) research shows digital textile printing services are providing access to the hardware, and (c ...


Decremental Analysis Of Plus-Size Women: Pant Drafting And Grading Implications, Casey Stannard, Laurel Romeo 2017 Louisiana State University

Decremental Analysis Of Plus-Size Women: Pant Drafting And Grading Implications, Casey Stannard, Laurel Romeo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Two reasons that plus-size pants fit badly are: (1) the apparel industry assumes a single body shape for blocks and (2) simplified grading systems. The purpose of the study was to: determine the efficacy of a pant pattern drafting method and grading rules. Plus-size women were recruited for a longitudinal body scanning study. The participants came back for a follow-up scan after 10 pounds of weight-loss. Front and back pants were drafted for each scan. Eight women had usable scan pairs. Most of the pants did not allow for darts to be placed in one or both waists. No participants ...


Shopping Orientation, Store Attributes, And Apparel Retail Format Preference, Lizhu Davis, Hongtao Yue, Dean Davis 2017 California State University Fresno

Shopping Orientation, Store Attributes, And Apparel Retail Format Preference, Lizhu Davis, Hongtao Yue, Dean Davis

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The U.S. apparel retail market has reached a very high level of intensity with a large variety of retailers evolved in the past 30 years. This changing environment requires apparel retailers to re-evaluate factors affecting consumers' choices of different retail formats. To fill the gap in the literature, this research intended to study the impact of shopping orientation and store attributes on consumers' apparel retail format preferences. A quantitative research with an online survey was conducted. A factor analysis was first used to identify the underlining dimensions of shopping orientation, store attributes, and apparel retail formats. Multiple regression was ...


Why Instagram? The Role Of Telepresence And Transportation In Visual Content Marketing, Heejin Lim, Michelle Childs 2017 The University of Tennessee

Why Instagram? The Role Of Telepresence And Transportation In Visual Content Marketing, Heejin Lim, Michelle Childs

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This experimental study focuses on the effects of a type of image on story construction and how consumers are transported to a branded photo narrative, which is expected to engender attitudinal change and relational outcomes. In addition, this study aimed to discover the mediating role of telepresence, the extent to which a consumer feels present in the mediated environment, on the relationship between a brand's photo-type and the level of consumers' transportation. This experimental study found that respondents who were exposed to the story-focused stimuli reported greater levels of transportation compared to respondents exposed to the product-focused stimuli and ...


The Use Of Transdry® Cotton Fabric As A Textile Intervention To Reduce Abdominal Skin Infections And Surface Skin Temperature In Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients, Linda Arthur Bradley, Deborah Christel, Megan Vulcan ANRP, Susan Dunn 2017 Washington State University

The Use Of Transdry® Cotton Fabric As A Textile Intervention To Reduce Abdominal Skin Infections And Surface Skin Temperature In Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients, Linda Arthur Bradley, Deborah Christel, Megan Vulcan Anrp, Susan Dunn

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Annually, 250,000 bariatric surgeries are performed in the US, and have been shown to be extremely useful in the treatment of obesity and co-morbid diseases (Buchwald & Oien, 2013). A great deal of research surrounds the efficacy of bariatric surgery in weight loss, however there has been little research on health-related quality of life issues in post-bariatric patients (ASMBS, 2008; Light, Arvanitis, Abramson, & Glasberg, 2010). One such issue relates to prevention of skin infections, which are recurrent problems for pre and post-bariatric patients. When rapid weight loss occurs, it can lead to excess skin folds around the body. These folds are warm from friction, moist from sweat and therefor an environment which leads to chronic infections, open wounds or rashes for many patients (Kanerva, 1999) who are reported to spend 25 billion USD annually on skin treatments (Sen, Gordillo, Roy, Kirsner, Lambert & Hunt, 2010; Adams, 2002). Rashes and red macerated skin are present in areas that have skin on skin contact such as the waistband area, under the arm and inner thighs. This rash can become secondarily infected with yeast of bacterial organisms in humid environments. Currently, no preventative measures are taken for skin infections among obese and post-bariatric patients. Steffen, Sarwer, Thompson, Mueller, Baker and Mitchell found that post-bariatric patients reported they were ...


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