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Lu presentsa at USFIA symposiumLu presentsa at USFIA symposium;shenglu;7/21/2023 4:00:00 AM<p>​<strong>Sheng Lu</strong>, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, presented his research at the <a href="https://www.usfashionindustry.com/events/washington-trade-symposium" target="_blank">United Stat​es Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) Trade Symposium</a> on July 19, 2023, and USFIA’s Board of Directors meeting on July 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C. During the presentation, Lu shared findings from the latest study he conducted in collaboration with USFIA regarding U.S. fashion companies’ evolving sourcing and supply chain strategies. Other speakers included executives from leading U.S. fashion companies and senior U.S. trade officials.​<br></p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2023.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=333
Lu presents at Green Trade Innovation and Incentives ForumLu presents at Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum;shenglu;7/14/2023 4:00:00 AM<p>​<strong>Sheng Lu</strong>, associate professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies, presented his research on U.S. fashion companies’ sourcing strategies for recycled clothing at the Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum on July 11, hosted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The event was held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2022, CBP launched a <a href="https://www.cbp.gov/trade/cbp-green-trade-strategy" target="_blank">Green Trade Strategy</a> to lead the Biden administration’s efforts to combat climate change in the context of the trade mission. Attended by senior officials from various U.S. government agencies, leaders from the private sector, and academic experts, the forum provided an opportunity to share ideas related to green trade innovation, incentivizing clean and sustainable supply chains, environmental stewardship and international trade decarbonization.​<br></p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2023.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=328
Lu presents at OECD forumLu presents at OECD forum;shenglu;2/17/2023 5:00:00 AM<p>​On Feb. 14, 2023, Sheng Lu, associate professor of fashion and apparel studies, served as a panelist for “Achieve More Sustainable and Socially Responsible Apparel Sourcing in the Post-COVID World: Fashion Companies’ Perspectives,” an official side session of the 2023 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Industry. The session intends to facilitate constructive dialogue regarding the latest progress, challenges and opportunities for achieving more sustainable and socially responsible apparel sourcing in the post-COVID world. Other panelists included sustainability and sourcing executives from leading U.S. fashion companies and trade associations.​</p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2023.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=283
Graduate student receives grant from Ireland Department of EducationGraduate student receives grant from Ireland Department of Education;miriamk;1/6/2023 5:00:00 AM<p>​<strong>Miriam Keegan</strong>, a graduate student from Ireland in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, has been selected to receive a competitive grant award from Ireland’s Department of Education “Education for Sustainable Development – ESD to 2030” program (€5,000 funded). This program is part of Ireland’s <a href="https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/02952d-national-strategy-on-education-for-sustainable-development-in-irelan/" target="_blank">National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development</a>. Keegan, who is also a Fulbright Scholar, will use the fund to develop new course modules targeting K-12 students in Ireland.​<br></p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#99d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a;L0|#099d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a|Awards and Honors;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2023.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=271
Lu speaks at workshop on Haiti's Apparel SectorLu speaks at workshop on Haiti's Apparel Sector12/2/2022 5:00:00 AM<p>On November 21, 2022, <strong>Sheng Lu</strong>, associate professor of fashion and apparel studies, served as a speaker for the Designing and Implementing an Aftercare Program for Haiti´s Apparel Sector workshop hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank. During his presentation, Lu shared his latest findings on U.S. fashion companies’ evolving sourcing strategies and the implications for Haiti suppliers. Like many least developed countries (LDCs), the apparel sector accounts for over 80% of Haiti’s total merchandise exports and plays a significant role in the country’s economic and social development. Meanwhile, over 90% of Haiti’s apparel exports go to the United States alone. Participants to the workshop included senior Haiti economic and trade officials, industry leaders and officers from the World Bank and other international organizations.​​<br></p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=258
Lu serves as panel speaker at WTO forumLu serves as panel speaker at WTO forum9/30/2022 4:00:00 AM<p>​On Sept. 27, 2022, <strong>Sheng Lu</strong>, associate professor of fashion and apparel studies, served as a panel speaker for the 2022 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. In the session <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/public_forum22_e/pf22_session_fullpage_e.htm?session=18" target="_blank" title="World Trade Organization ">“Resilient and Sustainable Fashion Apparel Supply Chain: Trade and Trade Policy,”</a> Lu shared his latest research on fashion sustainability and apparel sourcing trends. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, which provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade. The 2022 Public Forum brought together more than 3,000 representatives from governments, the private sector, civil society, academics and consumers to consider how the trading system can help to support and sustain an inclusive economic recovery.​</p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=216
Lu presents research at National Trade Symposium Lu presents research at National Trade Symposium 7/22/2022 4:00:00 AM<p>​<strong>Sheng Lu</strong>, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, presented his research at the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) <a href="https://www.usfashionindustry.com/events/washington-trade-symposium">Trade Symposium</a> on July 13 and USFIA’s Board of Directors meeting on July 14 in Washington, DC. During the presentation, Lu shared findings from the latest study he conducted in collaboration with USFIA regarding U.S. fashion companies’ evolving sourcing strategies during the pandemic. Other speakers included executives from leading U.S. fashion companies and senior U.S. trade officials.​<br></p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=196
Lu presents education seminarLu presents education seminar7/8/2022 4:00:00 AM<p>​<strong>Sheng Lu</strong>, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of  Fashion and Apparel Studies, served as a guest speaker on June 27, 2022, for an<a href="https://rcepsec.org/2022/06/23/unlocking-rcep-for-business-opportunities-for-garment-and-textile-industry/"> educational webinar</a> hosted by the ASEAN secretariat (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations). In his presentation, Lu discussed the economic impacts of the Regional Compressive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on the Asian textile and apparel trade and supply chain patterns. Other speakers include trade officials from ASEAN member countries and industry representatives.</p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=189
Lu presents at USITCLu presents at USITC6/10/2022 4:00:00 AM<p>​On June 7, 2022, <strong>Sheng Lu</strong>, associate professor of fashion and apparel studies and director of graduate studies, presented his research titled “Expanding U.S. Apparel Sourcing from CAFTA-DR Members: Opportunities and Challenges” at the <a href="https://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/seminars_economics.htm">United States International Trade Commission (USITC) economic and industry seminar series</a>.​<br></p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=184
Fashion Studies alum recieves prestigious award from The Metropolitan Museum of ArtFashion Studies alum recieves prestigious award from The Metropolitan Museum of Art3/15/2022 4:00:00 AM<p><span class="wrap-text">Alumnus <a href="https://sbarnes.me/home" target="_blank">Sequoia Barnes​</a> (M.S. in Fashion Studies '15) has been awarded the prestigious Gerald and Mary Ellen Ritter Memorial Fund Fellow at The Metropolitian Museum of Art (2021-22.) During her time at The Met Costume Institute, she is turning her research on Patrick Kelly’s design aesthetic and techniques into a manuscript for a book as well as writing a <a href="https://www.metmuseum.org/perspectives/articles/2022/2/patrick-kelly-political-gifting" target="_blank">journal article</a> for publication.</span><br></p><img alt="" src="/CASEventsImages/Fashion%20%26%20Apparel%20(Social%20Sciences)/sequoia_square_1520x1520.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Uncropped VerticalGP0|#99d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a;L0|#099d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a|Awards and Honors;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=219

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