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Where Is the Fast Fashion Backlash?Where Is the Fast Fashion Backlash?https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2023-03-15/where-is-the-fast-fashion-backlash?accessToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJzb3VyY2UiOiJTdWJzY3JpYmVyR2lmdGVkQXJ0aWNsZSIsImlhdCI6MTY3ODg5MDg5NywiZXhwIjoxNjc5NDk1Njk3LCJhcnRpY2xlSWQiOiJSUktBUVpE2023-03-15T04:00:00ZBloombergSheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies, says fast fashion retailer Shein is an example of “the popularity of cheap products.” But he also sees signs that sustainable shopping is gaining traction, including the boom in resale. “We need to create an environment that can really encourage companies, not just punish them, to do more to make their products sustainable," Lu said.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2126
What Turkey’s Garment and Textile Industry Needs MostWhat Turkey’s Garment and Textile Industry Needs Mosthttps://sourcingjournal.com/topics/sourcing/turkey-earthquake-garment-textile-industry-kipas-calik-workers-422936/2023-03-13T04:00:00ZSourcing JournalDr. Sheng Lu, assistant professor of apparel and fashion studies, said that the wider sector’s exposure to Turkey is significant but not extensive. In a benchmarking study he conducted with the United States Fashion Industry Association in 2022, he found that while 36 percent of U.S. brands reported sourcing from Turkey, the “vast majority” placed less than 10 percent of their total orders with the country. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2123
Bangladesh may overtake China to be EU's biggest apparel sourceBangladesh may overtake China to be EU's biggest apparel sourcehttps://www.stlouisnews.net/news/273425360/bangladesh-may-overtake-china-to-be-eu-biggest-apparel-source2023-01-24T05:00:00ZSt. Louis NewsIn 2015, the market share of China in the EU apparel segment was 37 percent and in 2022, the percentage declined to 28.4 per cent, according to a study by Sheng Lu, associate professor of apparel and textiles.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2104
The Powerful Story Behind Jackie Kennedy’s Wedding DressThe Powerful Story Behind Jackie Kennedy’s Wedding Dresshttps://www.vanityfair.com/style/2023/01/jackie-kennedy-wedding-dress2023-01-18T05:00:00ZVanity FairThe dress, too delicate to exhibit, is currently preserved in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The Boston institution provided access to the iconic wedding gown to UD professor Katya Roelse, fashion and apparel studies, for replicating the historic piece for an upcoming exhibition. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2093
After so much stress, the way we dress has become more about comfortAfter so much stress, the way we dress has become more about comforthttps://news.yahoo.com/much-stress-way-dress-become-090500864.html2023-01-01T05:00:00ZYahoo! NewsThe pandemic helped accelerate a trend toward people choosing more personal and comfortable attire, said Jaehee Jung, professor of fashion and apparel studies. "A lot of people felt pressure and anxiety, and the way they look and feel can help them with that, help their mental health." The article originally ran in the Portland Press Herald.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2089
The cost of Shein’s fast fashion disruptionThe cost of Shein’s fast fashion disruptionhttps://www.aljazeera.com/podcasts/2022/11/25/the-cost-of-sheins-fast-fashion-disruption2022-11-28T05:00:00ZAl JazeeraSheng Lu, fashion and apparel studies, is one of several experts interviewed on the outlet's podcast, "The Take." He said fast fashion brands like Shein has the advantage of being able to follow popular trends instead of trying to predict what people will want. "And then through their very sophisticated or efficient supply chain try to make these products available in the market."https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2076
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

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