• Fashion merchandising student named Cotton Inc. ambassador

    After submitting an entry to become an ambassador for Cotton Inc. at the University of Delaware, Fashion Merchandising major Julia Frense (2015) was ecstatic to learn that she had been chosen!  Her prize was the opportunity to work as an Ambassador to promote the Cotton University website by implementing the marketing plan portion of her submission on the UD campus.

  • Synergy Fashion Group Announces Spring Fashion Show

    The Synergy Fashion Group is excited to announce their annual Spring Fashion Show being held on Saturday evening, May 3 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Trabant Multi-Purpose Room.  “Insignia” is the theme of the show this year and will prove to be an unforgettable evening. Tickets are on sale now. 

  • UD students and their advisor attended a gala event in their honor
    Fashion and Apparel Studies Sudents Honored with National Awards

    ​Prominent figures in the fashion world gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Geoffrey Beene National Scholarships Awards Dinner in early January. Seven students from the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies attended the awards banquet and received major recognition as winners of prestigious fashion awards. 

  • Politics of Fashion

    ​You don’t have to look farther than your shirt label to see the apparel industry’s global network, but for eight students from the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, understanding how a “made in China” garment makes its way into the United States is a far more complex — and fascinating — process. Click here to read their blog about a travel study program to Washington, DC and North Carolina. 


  • Listen to the FIBERCAST on the Global Organic Market

    ​Click here to listen to the podcast!  Consumer demand is driving the need to expand the production of organic and more sustainably grown cotton.  Including smallholder farmers in this growing market is essential to meeting this demand.  But there are many challenges involved in this process.  In their distinguished lecture and FIBERcast titled “Challenges of Including Smallholder Farmers in the Global Organic Cotton Market,”


  • UDress Fashion Event

    UDress magazine at the University of Delaware will host its eighth annual Fall Fashion Event on Friday evening, November 15, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center. The doors will open at 7 p.m.
  • Kelly Cobb presents "Composting Fashion" at EARTH PERFECT?

    "Composting Fashion: compost, solar dye and patterned fabrics using non-toxic materials and vegetal matter" was the topic of a seminar presented by Kelly Cobb as part of EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden, a four-day symposium showcasing the garden as an emblem of the ideal human relation with nature. The symposium was designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens. The workshop was well attended. Participants included independent landscape architects and garden professionals, garden writer curators from the Mt. Cuba Center. Cobb focused on techniques perfected (developed by master eco-dyers such as India Flint) during an artist-in-residence with Greensgrow farm as part of Design Philadelphia. These techniques included solar dye and fermented pattern methods as well as hapa zome (a process where you literally beat the color of a flower into the cloth). She sourced plant matter locally and the mordants (a substance used to set dyes) were completely non-toxic such as yogurt, soymilk, vinegar and alum.
  • Burlington Coat Factory representatives visit FASH 418

    Three representatives from Burlington Coat Factory spoke during a Merchandise Planning class last Wednesday, May 8. Donna Norton-Talent Acquisition Manager, Paige Elliott - Men's Buyer (and alum) and Janelle D'Aurizio - Planner (and alum) provided students with an overview of Burlington, a description of a typical day in the life of a buyer and a planner, key skill sets that students should possess in order to be successful in the apparel industry and then played a "buying game" in order to give students some first-hand experience with decisions made in the market.
  • New publication on sustainability education

    Marsha Dickson and colleagues have just published "A Model for Sustainability Education in Support of the PRME" in the Journal of Management Development. PRME is the UN's principles for responsible management education. The paper presents innovative strategies focused on sustainability education for the apparel industry.
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