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
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
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.