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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.

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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.


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.

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

For questions regarding the CORE program, application process, and/or sponsorship, please contact EDRA Headquarters at

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.


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

Fairchild Books is looking for an Editorial Intern!

11 Aug


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Editorial Intern Opportunity Description

Title: Fairchild Books Fall Editorial Intern
Company/Publication: Fairchild Books, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Paid/Unpaid: Paid $9/hr
Dates/Hours: Fall 2016 (August to December) / 9am – 5pm
Time Commitment: The intern should be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week.

Fairchild Books is a division of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. Established in 1910 and used by students and professionals worldwide, Fairchild Books is one of the world’s leading publishers of textbooks, reference titles and educational resources in the fields of fashion and interior design. Our titles cover a broad range of subject areas, including textiles, design foundations, retailing, visual merchandising, color theory, lighting, drawing & presentation, sustainability, and more. With over 240 titles in print, Fairchild Books leverages unique insider access to all aspects of the fashion and interior design worlds and the expertise of leading professionals in the field.

Summary of Internship Experience:
Fairchild Books is offering an editorial internship opportunity and seeking candidates with a desire to learn about the book publishing process. Candidates should have a keen interest in academic and professional publishing and be an undergraduate or graduate student who will be able to receive college credit for the internship. The intern experience will include assisting editors with market research, working hands-on with manuscripts and art programs to help meet deadlines, and helping coordinate the development of instructor and student resources, among other editorial and administrative tasks.

• Gain an understanding of the book publishing process, from the proposal stage through the final product.
• Experience working on different projects and with various departments.
• Involvement in a variety of editorial tasks and responsibilities, and opportunities to contribute to the development and production of new editions, new titles, and supplements.
• College credit.
• Required to be currently enrolled in college and eligible to receive college credit for internship.
• Excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail and impeccable grammar.
• Ability to work independently in an office environment, to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required.
• Proofreading/copyediting experience and familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style a plus.
• English, Journalism, or Communications major preferred.
If you are interested in applying please email a cover letter stating the days/hours you are available and resume to: Kiley Kudrna, Assistant Editor at Applications due by September 1, 2016.

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!


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


AVA rebrand and new website!

13 Feb

Important brand changes for AVA Publishing and Fairchild Books


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?