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Beyond China: US' Xinjiang cotton ban has far-reaching implications, even for Asian alternativesBeyond China: US' Xinjiang cotton ban has far-reaching implications, even for Asian alternativeshttps://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/beyond-china-us-xinjiang-cotton-093000228.html2022-07-27T04:00:00Zyahoo.comIn a recent survey conducted by Sheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies, 86 percent of the leading U.S. fashion companies said they would decrease their cotton apparel sourcing from China, while more than 92 percent did not plan to reduce apparel sourcing from Asian countries other than China because of the Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2032
The global excess of clothes ALREADY produced an environmental crisisThe global excess of clothes ALREADY produced an environmental crisishttps://codelist.biz/2022/06/27/the-global-excess-of-clothes-already-produced-an-environmental-crisis-el-financiero/2022-06-28T04:00:00ZEl Financiero“The biggest concern in the fashion industry is that there are too many clothes,” said Sheng Lu, an assistant professor of apparel studies at the University of Delaware. “Fashion brands try to address the sustainability issue by encouraging consumers to buy more sustainable fabrics, but the reality is that this leads to more and more consumption.”https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2028
The Great Tampon Shortage of 2022: The Supply Chain Problem No One’s Talking AboutThe Great Tampon Shortage of 2022: The Supply Chain Problem No One’s Talking Abouthttps://time.com/6184644/tampon-shortage-supply-chain/2022-06-07T04:00:00ZTime MagazineFor the third straight year, demand is outpacing production for key components like cotton, and brands need to keep prices high to compensate, said Sheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies. “Tampons are a staple product – a life necessity. If you look at the pricing strategy for the big players, they will consider more price increases for these necessity products.”https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2021
The ethical dilemma of fast fashionThe ethical dilemma of fast fashionhttps://www.kpcc.org/show/airtalk/2022-06-01/checking-in-with-socal-water-districts-as-water-restrictions-start2022-06-02T04:00:00Z89.3 KPCC AirTalkThe fast fashion industry continues to be all the rage, but it raises a number of ethical questions, from environmental and waste concerns to problematic labor practices. Sheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies, talks about these concerns.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2019
Freckles: The science, history and significance of these tiny marks of pigmentationFreckles: The science, history and significance of these tiny marks of pigmentationhttps://www.cnn.com/videos/beauty/2022/05/06/as-we-are-freckles-science-history-lon-orig.cnn/video/playlists/as-we-are-cnn-style/ 2022-05-11T04:00:00ZCNNThe short documentary-style piece features an interview with Jaehee Jung, fashion and apparel studies, which begins at the 6:36 mark. "The perception of freckles in east Asia in general are not so positive because freckles have been associated with people of low social status," she says.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2014
Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control: Inside Shein’s Sudden RiseFast, Cheap, and Out of Control: Inside Shein’s Sudden Risehttps://www.wired.com/story/fast-cheap-out-of-control-inside-rise-of-shein/2022-05-04T04:00:00ZWIREDThe online fast fashion retailer emerged very quickly, said Sheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies. “Two years ago, three years ago, nobody had ever heard of them.”https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2010
What to Wear to Return to the Office? Retailers Have No Idea.What to Wear to Return to the Office? Retailers Have No Idea.https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/business/casual-workwear-clothes-office.html2022-04-29T04:00:00ZThe New York TimesThe pandemic caused so much psychological distress for Americans that “the last thing bosses want to pay attention to” is whether an employee’s clothing is appropriate for work, said Jaehee Jung, a professor of fashion and apparel studies at the University of Delaware. “https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2009
How much of a risk is opacity for China's Shein?How much of a risk is opacity for China's Shein?https://www.economist.com/business/2022/04/16/how-much-of-a-risk-is-opacity-for-chinas-shein2022-04-13T04:00:00ZThe EconomistThe TikTok of the apparel industry is insulated from questions about transparency thanks to limitless variety and low prices, said Sheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2002
Spring Is Here but Sandals and Shorts Aren’t—They’re Stuck at Ports or Sea Spring Is Here but Sandals and Shorts Aren’t—They’re Stuck at Ports or Sea https://www.wsj.com/articles/spring-is-here-but-sandals-and-shorts-arenttheyre-stuck-at-ports-or-sea-11646821802?page=12022-03-09T05:00:00ZWarm-weather style will look a little different in 2022, at least to begin the season. Sheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies, estimates that retailers will see average delays of one to two months on shipments this spring.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1979
The Global Glut of Clothing Is an Environmental CrisisvThe Global Glut of Clothing Is an Environmental Crisisvhttps://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2022-fashion-industry-environmental-impact/2022-02-23T05:00:00ZBloombergAn overabundance of garments is the single biggest concern in the fashion industry, said Sheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies. “Fashion brands try to address the problem of sustainability by encouraging consumers to shop for more sustainable fabrics, but the reality is that just leads to more and more consumption.”https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=1909

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