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Jung Ha-Brookshire, author of Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry, wins 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

27 Mar

Jung Ha-Brookshire, Associate Professor of Textile and Apparel Management at the University of Missouri was recently awarded the 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, a highly esteemed award for instructors.

Ha-Brookshire’s book, Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry, dives into the global nature of the textile industry. Today, over 95% of textile and apparel products are globally sourced, making sourcing one of the most important business functions in the industry. Ha-Brookshire’s book examines the crucial function of sourcing in the textile and apparel industries, providing practical insight in to both how and why global sourcing decisions with an emphasis on stability.

Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry is sure to be an essential text for all students in fashion and interior design studying textiles and sourcing. Jung Ha-Brookshire’s receipt of the 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence speaks further to this point and promises instructors an essential classroom tool.

Read more on the award here.
Read more about Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry here.

Global sourcing 280

Newly published: editions to some of our favorite texts in fashion and interior design

12 Jan

Apparel Production TP 280
Apparel Production Terms and Processes + STUDIO defines materials and terms relating to the mass production of raw materials, design and product development, garment details and component parts, fit, patternmaking, pre-production operations, assembly, production and manufacturing, labeling regulations, testing and quality control, inspection, finishing and packaging. In this revised edition, parts have been introduced to clarify the relationships between each step in the production process and chapters have been reorganized to better follow the flow of the supply chain. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction followed by terms that are listed alphabetically and grouped according to subject by use or application.

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fabric for the designed interior 280

Fabric for the Designed Interior, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for students and professionals, addressing both residential and commercial interiors. The book begins by placing fabric in a historic context, examining its connection to the growth of civilization. Later chapters take a practical approach to provide readers with the tools they need for successfully specifying fabric, dealing with environmental and safety concerns, understanding fabric and carpet-care issues, working with bids and contracts, and learning strategies for navigating showrooms and fabricating facilities. Leading designers, fabric manufacturers, and suppliers weigh in with their experiences, giving readers a clear idea of real-world expectations. This new edition is updated with expanded coverage on sustainable fabrics, more robust and clear instructions on costing, an appendix of historic and decorative architectural styles, and a revised art program featuring contemporary styles.

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fundamentals of lighting 280

Fundamentals of Lighting, 3rd Edition, takes an integrated approach to the study of lighting and design. Topics include lighting system basics, lighting and the design process, human factors, sustainability, global issues, regulations, business practices, and the LEED building certification program.

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Designers – submit your projects

18 Oct

EDRA CORE Announces 2016 Call for Applications
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)’s Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) is devoted to recognizing and celebrating exceptional environmental design research as applied to design projects. Under this program, CORE certificates are issued to rigorous and impactful practice-based design research that sparks innovation and promotes best practice in environmental design.

SUBMIT YOUR RESEARCH STARTING SEPT. 15, 2016

WHO SHOULD APPLY AND WHY
If you have completed a significant practice-based research project in the last two years and share EDRA’s commitment to advancing design research, you should apply to CORE as a way to show how your design research effort is making a real impact on design.

KEY DATES:
online application site opens September 15, 2016
application deadline November 1, 2016
notifications sent to applicants February 1, 2017
applicant appeals process February 1-15, 2017
Final decisions notifications sent to appeals applicants; recipients publicly acknowledged March 15, 2017
Recognition ceremony: EDRA48Madison

Download the 2016 CORE Application Brochure

QUESTIONS?
For questions regarding the CORE program, application process, and/or sponsorship, please contact EDRA Headquarters at
headquarters@edra.org

Tips for planning your fashion career (from the experts!)

8 Sep

Guide to Fashion Career Planning

In Guide to Fashion Career Planning, Planning: Job Search, Résumés, and Strategies for Success, authors V. Ann Paulins and Julie L. Hillery cover everything a student needs for a successful fashion career in design, merchandising, or retail—including résumé writing, interviewing, job search strategies, internships and portfolios. We sat down with the authors for a Q&A on navigating the current fashion career landscape.

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Submit a proposal to Fairchild Interior Design

17 Aug

Fairchild Books welcomes proposal submissions for its Interior Design and Interior Architecture List. We are seeking leading educators and designers capable of synthesizing complex areas of knowledge in their fields, and creating textbooks and teaching materials that are accessible and easily incorporated into course curriculum. Topics may include building and control systems, commercial design and residential design, design theory, global practices, lighting, professional practices, and sustainability.

For more information and to receive guidelines for proposal submission, please contact Wendy.Fuller@bloomsbury.com

EcoChic Design Award 2013: We have a winner!

20 Jan

Following our previous post about the EcoChic Design Award, of which we are proud sponsors, we are thrilled to finally reveal the winners!

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In Memory of Professor Elaine Stone

4 Sep

Illustration by Richard Ely

“There’s a feeling that happens to a teacher—and unless you’ve taught you won’t know—you can be hurt, you can be upset. . . You walk into the classroom. You close that door and you’re in a different world. It’s them and you. And that’s what it’s all about.” – Elaine Stone

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AVA rebrand and new website!

13 Feb

Important brand changes for AVA Publishing and Fairchild Books

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On avoiding procrastination, stimulating creativity and giving away books!

14 Jan

Bored, stuck, desperate for ideas, deadline approaching, uninpsired, bored some more. Sound familiar? How do you get out of that rut?

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Happy new year!

2 Jan

We have had a good start to 2013 with a nice review of The Publishing Business from Publisher’s Choice.

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