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- Wiley 2013; US$ 56.99 US$ 49.39
Fashion deals with a world of illusion on the one hand and a hard-bitten, multifaceted and multi-billion pound industry on the other. This stimulating book clarifies how fashion operates on all its levels: the mystery of haute couture is explained, the complexities of ready to wear are simplified, and the power of mass production assessed and evaluated.... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 27.50
"Impressive... This is an evidence-based bottom-up account of the realities of globalisation. It is more varied, more subtle, and more substantial than many of the popular works available on the subject." -- Financial Times Based on a five-year study by the MIT Industrial Performance Center, How We Compete goes into the trenches of over 500... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00
Dramatic change is transpiring in both the production and marketing arenas of the global apparel industry. Struggling to survive in an increasingly competitive world marketplace, many clothing exporters are seeking new market frontiers. The articles in this e-book shed light on recent developments in the clothing industry in Eastern and Southern Europe.... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.27
A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothes When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 74.99 US$ 64.99
The processes of modern clothing manufacture are explained here, alongside the equipment used. Latest developments are described as well as established methods. Manual, mechanised and automated processes are explained and their comparative advantages for certain purposes are considered as well as the applications of computer control and robotics.... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24
The time when "fashion" was defined by French designers whose clothes could be afforded only by elite has ended. Now designers take their cues from mainstream consumers and creativity is channeled more into mass-marketing clothes than into designing them. Indeed, one need look no further than the Gap to see proof of this. In The End of Fashion,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95 US$ 27.97
The complete guide to the fashion industry, featuring interviews with top designers who explain the intricacies of the world of fashion design Anyone who has ever tried to launch a fashion design career knows how grueling it can be. The fashion industry is a highly prominent field, yielding a competitive environment that is greatly guarded, secretive,... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76
In this study, Edna Bonacich and Richard Appelbaum investigate the return of sweatshops to the apparel industry, especially in Los Angeles. The "new" sweatshops, they say, need to be understood in terms of the decline in the American welfare state and its strong unions and the rise in global and flexible production. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 185.00
Covers the emergence of the textile, mining and petroleum, and automobile manufacturing industries and their separate and interconnected roles in the overall Industrial Revolution that transformed the United States and the world. The Industrial Revolution was the wellspring from which the modern United States emerged. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This book charts the experiences of a textile enterprise in Russia during the 1990s, analysing post-Soviet management and managerial practices in order to illuminate the content, nature and direction of industrial restructuring in the Russian privatised sector during the years of economic transition. Based on extensive factory-level fieldwork, it... more...