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FASH 689 Apparel Supply Chains & Social Responsibility Challenges for social responsibility in the context of structure, relationships and long-standing practices and methods in apparel business. Analyzes structural and competitive issues of supply chains such as ownership, globalization, and outsourcing.

FASH 691 Socially Responsible Apparel: Global Policy Political and profit interests that influence socially responsible decisions and policy for the global textile and apparel industry are considered. Factors analyzed include ethics, economics, government policies, international labor standards, environmental regulations, and company priorities.

FASH 692 Sustaining Global Apparel Supply Chains This course examines the responsibility of businesses for sustaining economic/social development in the global apparel industry. An historical perspective of the role of the industry in economic development provides a context for evaluating current issues concerning sustainable development.

FASH 693 Culture & Work in the Apparel Industry Examines the interrelationships between cultural characteristics, employment/work practices and social responsibility. Examples of industry practices that reflect the effects of culture on business practices are addressed.

FASH 694 Apparel Consumers and Social Responsibility Examines the role of consumers in improving working conditions, labor standards, and environmental stewardship in apparel factories worldwide. Factors and groups motivating consumer action are explored, including the influence of personal characteristics, market opportunities, and activist and other pressure groups.

FASH 695 Bringing Social Responsibility to Apparel Corporate Culture Importance of leadership, the role of inspirational leadership, and the opportunities for making a difference will be explored, analyzed and applied. Social change is the emphasis of this course-how YOU can help build a socially responsible workplace.

FASH 696 Current Initiatives for Apparel Industry Labor Compliance Evaluates the effectiveness of current initiatives for improving working conditions and labor standards in factories around the world. Explores codes of conduct and new trends for achieving long-term improvements in compliance to internationally recognized labor standards.

FASH 697 Worker-Centric Social Responsibility for Apparel Industry Examines the rights of workers. Explores obstacles in meeting and methods for assuring worker rights, including freedom of association. Consideration is given to how to effectively engage with workers.

FASH 698 Redesigning Green Apparel: Design, Sourcing & Packaging Examines challenges to environmental stewardship in the design, sourcing, and packaging of apparel, textiles, and footwear products. Explores innovative practices, visionary leadership, and social change strategies for redesigning 'green' in the context of the design and sourcing roles of apparel business.

FASH 699 Producing Environmentally Responsible Apparel Examines environmentally responsible apparel production and practices as philosophy, process, and competitive business strategy. Analyzes sustainable production in the context of a business' physical plant, materials, and resource use.

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  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8714
  • fashion-studies@udel.edu