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‘Significant’ Volume of Xinjiang Cotton Mislabeled as US or Brazilian ‘Significant’ Volume of Xinjiang Cotton Mislabeled as US or Brazilian https://finance.yahoo.com/news/significant-volume-xinjiang-cotton-mislabeled-140000072.html2024-05-10T04:00:00ZYahoo! FinanceForced-labor-linked cotton from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is still sneaking its way into products sold by U.S. and global retailers. Sheng Lu, professor of fashion and apparel studies, said removing the cotton from the supply chain will be a daunting task. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2298
Clothing giant Shein in focus as France targets fast fashion Clothing giant Shein in focus as France targets fast fashion https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20240322-clothing-giant-shein-in-focus-as-france-targets-fast-fashion2024-03-22T04:00:00ZFrance 24AFP France mentions research by fashion and apparel studies professor Sheng Lu, who found that Shein offered an astounding 1.5 million different apparel items for sale last year – far surpassing pioneering Spanish fast-fashion brand Zara, which stocked 40,000 styles. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2281
Shein May Open Up ‘Supply Chain As a Service’ to Brands and Designers Shein May Open Up ‘Supply Chain As a Service’ to Brands and Designers https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/shein-may-open-supply-chain-172606757.html2024-03-21T04:00:00ZYahoo! LifestyleYahoo News picked up this story quoting Sheng Lu, who said the fast fashion retailer's move to open up supply chain infrastructure will be able to help them keep down costs while still allowing them to expand quickly. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2282
At prom, fast fashion slows down At prom, fast fashion slows down https://grist.org/culture/at-prom-fast-fashion-slows-down/2024-03-20T04:00:00ZGristA Michigan high school shows how style and sustainability can mix at prom. Sheng Lu said that although the effort is relatively small, it can help inspire local action. "It starts to engage consumers, especially the young generation," he said. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2278
Does France’s anti-fast fashion bill have legs? Does France’s anti-fast fashion bill have legs? https://www.voguebusiness.com/story/sustainability/does-frances-anti-fast-fashion-bill-have-legs2024-03-19T04:00:00ZVogue BusinessThe bill’s murky definition of fast fashion offers little clarity around who is responsible for tracking a clothing company’s sales to gauge if it falls under this category, says Sheng Lu, professor of fashion and apparel studies. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2277
The age of flash fads The age of flash fads https://www.businessinsider.com/trader-joes-mini-tote-bags-stanley-cups-tiktok-consumerism-marketing-2024-3?r=US&IR=T2024-03-14T04:00:00ZBusiness InsiderJaehee Jung, professor of fashion and apparel studies, explained the lure of trending items like the Stanley Cup and Trader Joe's tote bags. "Functional products now in the context of our culture are used as fashion items. It's almost that people are bored with traditional fashion goods." https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2274
What U.S. Trade Data Says About Sourcing From ChinaWhat U.S. Trade Data Says About Sourcing From Chinahttps://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/u-trade-data-says-sourcing-120000044.html2024-03-11T04:00:00ZYahoo! LifestyleIt’s not just China that cotton-sourcing companies are swerving, said Sheng Lu, associate professor of fashion and apparel studies at the University of Delaware, but Asia in its entirety. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2273
Will a $5 Fast-Fashion Surcharge Save the Planet? Will a $5 Fast-Fashion Surcharge Save the Planet? https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/5-fast-fashion-surcharge-save-130000024.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90cmFuc2l0aW9uLm1lbHR3YXRlci5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACgVMW24VVGirGLpO2EGtFkupVSPiirHlb5DdIgabQK-QYq2l-qkkmCLmGNM9fZQB-iudL38RjUhbVhCanvo2024-02-28T05:00:00ZYahoo! LifestyleSheng Lu, an assistant professor of fashion and apparel studies at the University of Delaware, said though the bill could have some promise, its details need to be hashed out.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2267
The psychology behind the Stanley Cup obsession The psychology behind the Stanley Cup obsession https://app.frame.io/presentations/4338ebd8-b952-4f5e-965c-d49f6f2461602024-01-31T05:00:00ZCNN MaxJaehee Jung, professor of fashion and apparel studies, was interviewed live on CNN Max to talk about the cup, which has gone viral thanks to TikTok users. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2254
How Your Old Wardrobe Can Fight Climate Change. Seriously. How Your Old Wardrobe Can Fight Climate Change. Seriously. https://www.vice.com/en/article/jg54pg/repairing-recycling-thrifting-climate-change-fashion2024-01-30T05:00:00ZViceDr. Sheng Lu, professor of fashion and apparel studies at the University of Delaware, sees a growing consumer interest in sustainable fashion. In a 2022 study, he found a broad supply base for clothes made from 100 percent recycled textiles, an industry that could be worth over $7.5 billion annually by 2027 and exceed sales of regular new clothing. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2255

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