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Exploration Of Plus-Size Female Teens' Apparel Fit And Sizing In The United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo Jan 2013

Exploration Of Plus-Size Female Teens' Apparel Fit And Sizing In The United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate apparel issues experienced by plus-size female teens aged 12-17 in the context of the functional, expressive, and aesthetic (FEA) consumer needs model. The specific objectives were to: (1) Examine whether current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) sizing categories meet the measurement needs of participants; (2) identify specific areas of the body where these individuals were not satisfied with the fit of their current ready-to-wear apparel; and (3) explore the current U.S. ready-to-wear apparel FEA needs for this target group.

Mixed-methods approach was used for this study with 30 female ...


Using Sweatshop History To Meet Social Justice Requirements Of The Undergraduate Curriculum, Ashley Ratute, Sara B. Marcketti Oct 2010

Using Sweatshop History To Meet Social Justice Requirements Of The Undergraduate Curriculum, Ashley Ratute, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The purpose of this research was to provide examples of undergraduate textiles and clothing lesson plans that incorporate social justice into the course curriculum.


Can Creativity Be Taught? Fostering Creative Minds For Careers In The Apparel Industry, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Jessica Barker Oct 2010

Can Creativity Be Taught? Fostering Creative Minds For Careers In The Apparel Industry, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Jessica Barker

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The purpose of this study is to understand the role of creativity in the apparel industry and how the need for the development of creativity in future industry professionals could be met.