Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Fashion Design Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

1,795 Full-Text Articles 2,067 Authors 240,305 Downloads 60 Institutions

All Articles in Fashion Design

Faceted Search

1,795 full-text articles. Page 7 of 81.

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 ...


Millennials' Fashion Consumption: Who Are Fashion Opinion Leaders In Social Media?, Alison DePhillips, Jihyeong Son 2017 Washington State University

Millennials' Fashion Consumption: Who Are Fashion Opinion Leaders In Social Media?, Alison Dephillips, Jihyeong Son

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study was explored how millennials identified fashion opinion leaders in social media and their influence on millennial fashion consumption. Thematic analysis of qualitative data from 76 female college students revealed factors of identifying fashion opinion leaders in social media: (1) bloggers' personal characteristics and (2) Platform characteristics used by bloggers. Opinion leaders provided fashion product information (i.e., product reviews and locations), confirmation of purchases (i.e., relieving post purchase dissonance), and styling advice (i.e., introducing and inspiring new trends) which helped followers purchase products or follow a similar style the opinion leaders endorsed. Also, millennials use interact ...


How Does Chinese Consumers' Face-Saving Affect Sustainable Fashion Consumption?, Xiaoyong Wei, Sojin Jung 2017 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

How Does Chinese Consumers' Face-Saving Affect Sustainable Fashion Consumption?, Xiaoyong Wei, Sojin Jung

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

given that social norms were found to be more powerful in determining consumers' behavior in cultures where collectivism is pervasive such as in China (Jin & Kang, 2010), we posited that Chinese consumers' orientation to save face (i.e., face-saving) may underlie their propensity towards sustainable fashion consumption. This study investigated three types of product value which are generally related to product (i.e., general product value) as well as green value, which is specifically related to sustainable products. We thus posed the following questions: (1) which value increases commitment to sustainable fashion, and (2) how Chinese consumers' face-saving orientation moderates ...


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 ...


Grabbing Back: The Form And Meaning Of The Pussy Hat, Kristy Janigo, Theresa Lastovich, Marilyn DeLong, Eulanda Sanders 2017 Target Corporation

Grabbing Back: The Form And Meaning Of The Pussy Hat, Kristy Janigo, Theresa Lastovich, Marilyn Delong, Eulanda Sanders

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study was to understand motivations for participating in the Women's March. We used symbolic interaction theory, specifically, the essay "Appearance and the Self" as a guideline to analyze the data (Stone, 1962). We also interpreted the meaning of the pussy hats as symbols through the form, viewer, and context aesthetic analysis framework (DeLong, 1998). The study used an inductive approach with observations and audio recorded interviews of the event attendants 18 and older. Authors collected data in Washington, D.C., and in St. Paul. The goals of the ethnographic process were to observe dress as ...


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 ...


(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 ...


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 ...


Preliminary Evidence For The Psychophysiological Effects Of Technologic Feature In E-Commerce, Yeo Jin Jung, Ha Youn Kim, Tae Yeon Kim, Yuri Lee, So-Yeon Yoon 2017 Seoul National University

Preliminary Evidence For The Psychophysiological Effects Of Technologic Feature In E-Commerce, Yeo Jin Jung, Ha Youn Kim, Tae Yeon Kim, Yuri Lee, So-Yeon Yoon

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As information and communication technologies are advanced, consumers are now able to enhance their e-commerce experiences regardless the channel, and it leads fashion retailers to develop better innovative experiential strategy to secure sustainable competency. The purpose of this study is to focus on apparel website to investigate the effect of branded contents on consumer's pleasure and arousal that in turn may influence consumer's response behaviors. This study employed S-O-R paradigm which explains that consumers' inner organisms change according to the exposed external stimulation, and the changes antedate behavioral responses. Pleasure and arousal were measured with BioPAC MP150, which ...


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 ...


Exploring Outdoor Lifestyle Brands Within The Americana Music Festival Marketplace, Tom Turner, Nancy Hodges 2017 Guilford College

Exploring Outdoor Lifestyle Brands Within The Americana Music Festival Marketplace, Tom Turner, Nancy Hodges

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

While Americana music festivals have traditionally sought to avoid corporate brand involvement in their marketplace offerings, preferring instead to support vendors offering locally-made or artisan produced products for sale, this has begun to change as more corporate brands are participating as vendors in the festival marketplace. This research explores outdoor lifestyle brands within the Americana music festival marketplace, specifically in terms of how its marketplace offers festivalgoers not just handmade products, but exposure to outdoor lifestyle brands in an experiential setting. An ethnographic approach was employed, wherein fieldwork was conducted at ten Americana music festivals throughout the southeastern US. In-depth ...


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 ...


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 ...


Assessing The Learning Outcomes Of Fashion Design Students Who Studied Away, Kim Hongyoun Hahn, Young Kim Thanos 2017 Kent State University

Assessing The Learning Outcomes Of Fashion Design Students Who Studied Away, Kim Hongyoun Hahn, Young Kim Thanos

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As we recognize the importance of global competency to a fashion student's education, we offer various opportunities for our students to be involved in international programs. Having several programs running simultaneously across the globe under one curriculum presented several challenges, such as discrepancies in learning outcomes, varied physical and emotional responses, and diverging acquired skillsets. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to assess learning outcomes for fashion design students, after studying away. Using online surveys, a total of 62 study away participants during academic year 2014-15 were invited, and 29 responses were collected (response rate = 46.7%), to ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress