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Sustainability Research- Business

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​Recently published in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, a study by Marsha Dickson, Yazbehl Waters, and Dilia Lopez-Gydosh brings to light the interest and environmental concerns of three groups that are influential stakeholders in the apparel industry. Read more here​.


Apparel and Footwear from Renewable Resources

​Students in the ACRES (Affordable Composites from Renewable Sources) group in CHEG develop thermoset resins, composites, and foams from plant oils and chicken feather. ACRES students also coat bio-based resins on different textile substrates that will be used as leather substitute. Students in FASH use these materials from renewable sources to design and develop apparel, footwear, and other products. Read more here​.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

​The University of Delaware's Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an industry-wide group of leading apparel retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, academics and non-governmental organizations formed in 2011 to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products.​ Read more here​.

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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