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Understanding Organizational Trust Of Zoos And Aquariums, Shelley J. Rank, John Voiklis, Rupanwita Gupta, John R. Fraser, Kate Flinner Jan 2018

Understanding Organizational Trust Of Zoos And Aquariums, Shelley J. Rank, John Voiklis, Rupanwita Gupta, John R. Fraser, Kate Flinner

Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication

Zoos and aquariums (ZAs) play a pivotal role in wildlife conservation, including educating the public. Nevertheless, media depictions of ZAs that emphasize animal captivity may erode public trust. We report on the first systematic survey of organizational trust in ZAs, contrasting how people perceive the current performance of ZAs against people’s expectations for establishing trust. The largest disparities between perceptions and expectations were for items that assessed the ethical integrity of ZAs: how well they maintain and communicate about animal welfare. ZAs can fully earn public trust by adjusting their practices and/or their messaging related to ethical integrity.


Classification Of Virtual Fitting Room (Vfr) Technology In The Fashion Industry: From The Perspective Of Customer Experience, Hanna Lee, Yingjiao Xu Jan 2018

Classification Of Virtual Fitting Room (Vfr) Technology In The Fashion Industry: From The Perspective Of Customer Experience, Hanna Lee, Yingjiao Xu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

From the perspective of consumer experience rendered by different technological solutions and devices in the VFR technologies, this study aimed to classify the VFR technologies available in the marketplace. The classification was conducted based on technological variations each solution and device has in terms of the realism of the visually translated figures such as accuracy and attractiveness. The following sources were consulted to obtain data for this study including academic journals, trade magazines, company websites, and other internet sources.


An Investigation Of Work-Related Risk Factors Among Sewing Machine Operators In Bangladesh, Md. Tahmidul Islam Molla, Mazed Islam Jan 2018

An Investigation Of Work-Related Risk Factors Among Sewing Machine Operators In Bangladesh, Md. Tahmidul Islam Molla, Mazed Islam

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Working extended periods of time in front of sewing machines may cause discomfort to the operators of sewing machines. Sewing machine operators sit for extended periods of time and use their hands to control, handle, or feel objects and tools in repetitive processes which makes them vulnerable to musculoskeletal symptoms. Therefore, this study aims to identify the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among sewing machine operators working in the apparel industry in Bangladesh while considering job characteristics, productivity, job satisfaction, workstation design, and working environment. The results showed that working in front of the sewing machines for a long period of ...


Investigating Marigolds As A Dyestuff For A Small Business: Extraction, Colorfastness, And Care Of Silk And Linen, Kowshik Saha, Md. Mayedul Islam, Sherry Haar Jan 2018

Investigating Marigolds As A Dyestuff For A Small Business: Extraction, Colorfastness, And Care Of Silk And Linen, Kowshik Saha, Md. Mayedul Islam, Sherry Haar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Two marigold dye solutions, fresh and preserved, were compared for dyeing silk and linen fabric that could be replicated by artisans. Two commercial detergents, Tide Free and Woolite, were evaluated to provide a home washing recommendation. Samples were dyed at 10% on the weight of fiber and exposed to colorfastness to home laundering (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, AATCC Monograph 6-2016) with both detergents. Color strength and color change CIEL*a*b* values were accessed according to AATCC grayscale. The preserved marigold treatment had significantly (p < 0.05) darker and warmer color strength on both fabrics. Color change, staining from exposure to home laundering was not significantly different between dye solutions, nor between detergents. The study findings do not support home laundering for marigold dyed samples as samples failed to meet ASTM standard for color change, regardless of treatments. Future work should evaluate these treatments against hand laundering conditions.